Category Archives: Character Development

AWKWARD ANNIE* ADDS TO EDU DESIGNS!

Though her CD was titled, ‘Awkward Annie’, this talented artist, singer, copywriter, and volunteer for non profit causes, proves you always get more by giving. Annie Elliott was recognized as a powerhouse by the organization, She Runs It, who flew her … Continue reading

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EMERGENCY SUICIDE HELP RESOURCES

When Hope Seems Lost | Emergency Suicide Help Resources When feelings of depression make it feel as though you have nowhere to turn, take one more step and you will find a network of support. You can’t do this alone. … Continue reading

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JUNE FORAY’S LAST FILM TEACHES EMPATHY

  A story that teaches empathy, Somebody NEEDS You is about a girl who is not quite ‘tuned in’ to her surroundings, walking past opportunities to lend a hand, until she gets the insight that turns her around. One mom wrote: “…I love the beautiful, … Continue reading

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7 SUPER STRATEGIES to SUCCEED IN SCHOOL!

  Click to DOWNLOAD The PRINTABLE Version.  7 SUPER STRATEGIES to SUCCEED IN SCHOOL!   SUCCESS TO YOU! Kids and Parents need all the help they can get. EDU DESIGNS and GoMommyGO® are there to help. Please donate!

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5 SERIOUS MISTAKES PARENTS MAKE

Being a parent is humbling. Anything you thought you knew about parenting before you had kids, soon vanishes as you find out how little you really knew.  It’s a miracle any of us survive! Making mistakes is inevitable. Luckily, you can … Continue reading

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MAKE YOUR OWN HEALTHY NON-DAIRY CREAMER

I love the taste of most non dairy creamers, like Coffee mate, but I know the sugar in them promotes inflammation, the precursor to most diseases. Honey is better by far. Also, since Turmeric and Coconut oil contain anti-inflammatory, anti-alzheimer’s properties … Continue reading

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SEE WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT!

KIDS ARE GROWING UP – RIGHT BEFORE OUR (DISTRACTED) EYES! Before you know it, those teachable moments will be gone.  DON’T LET THEIR BRAINS GO TO WASTE! Change the life of a child you know – before it’s too late. Do you … Continue reading

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CONNECTEDNESS

Being connected made the difference. When I was a child my mom and I would walk a long way to the grocery store. It was hard to keep up unless she would hold my hand. When she did hold my hand, somehow her … Continue reading

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Your Family Constitution

What will YOUR kids stand for? “If you don’t STAND for SOMEthing, you’ll fall for anything!” When my kids were little, I was losing ground. My utopian dream of bringing loving, creative people into the world was turning into a nightmare.  Just being a … Continue reading

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CAN A KID CHANGE THE WORLD? You BETCHA!

  At seven years old, I wanted to help people. I imagined that “helping people” meant becoming a doctor. Then one day, I heard some kids swearing and yelling at each other on the street.  I asked my mom, “Why do they … Continue reading

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The Appalling Effects of BULLYING – at WORK!

by Jenny Holt The Emotional and Physical Impact of Workplace Bullying Did you know a higher percentage of people are bullied in the workplace than in schools? It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it? When we think about bullying, we always … Continue reading

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Kids Need Your HELP!

Kids are WORTH it. They need to know they have a future and a hope! We are scraping bottom to do all we can, but our non profit needs YOU! Will you help us meet the expense of reprinting our … Continue reading

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Help your Child ORGANIZE! (Help YOU, too!)

HELP YOUR CHILD ORGANIZE with my NEW Activity cards* Download Free with any donation! Use them to make a CHART to show WHAT TO DO NEXT! 1- Tape a strip of stiff paper (or cardboard) across poster board to make a pocket … Continue reading

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SHARE YOUR STRUGGLES!

Before I ever had kids, I thought I knew all about child rearing. After they started coming along, however, all pride went out the window and humility took it’s place. It’s been almost half a century since my first darling … Continue reading

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SEE What You’re LOOKING At!

Please help us reach more kids by giving us a 5 star review! EDU DESIGNS earned the TOP-RATED Great Non Profit’s Seal last year! Will you help us earn it again, this year?   Please Leave your 5 star review HERE and then download my Art Textbook with … Continue reading

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Roscoe the Squirrel

Way back in B.C. (Before Children) I raised a baby squirrel. Here’s a photo of me and Roscoe, when he was around four months old.  Because he had fallen out of a tree as a newborn, he was afraid to climb trees at first. … Continue reading

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HOW KIDS LEARN EMPATHY

Why is it that some people seem to have more empathy than others? And some seem to have none at all. How did we get this way? Is it nature? Is it nurture? Neuroscientist Dr. Marco Iacoboni, author of “Mirroring … Continue reading

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GET While You GIVE!

GET MY Art Textbook for kids FREE! Does media influence children? You know it does.  Profoundly.  From the time I was a child I have wanted to inspire kids to become BETTER people. Since 2007 EDU DESIGNS has been “Building Brains And Hearts … Continue reading

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FOUR BUILDING BLOCKS of CHARACTER!

Give Kids what they REALLY need: THE FOUR BUILDING BLOCKS OF CHARACTER. It starts when they’re small. The Four Building Blocks of Character can be boiled down to these: 1-ASK 2-THANK 3-APOLOGIZE 4-FORGIVE BUILDING BLOCK # 1– We learn to ASK … Continue reading

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CHARACTER is PREPARATION for the STORMS of LIFE!

They hit you sooner or later… No way around it. Troubles hit you. Some financial. Some personal. Like Rudyard Kipling said, how do you hold on when all about you are losing their heads and blaming it on you? Even … Continue reading

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