Category Archives: Character Development

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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5 SERIOUS MISTAKES PARENTS MAKE

It’s good to learn from your mistakes, right? But the best way, by far, is to learn from someone else’s! That way, you WON’T have to make them yourself!  Here are 5 to avoid: Mistake # 1 – Not Paying Enough Attention:  When … 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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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. … 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!

EDU DESIGNS earned the TOP-RATED Great Non Profit’s Seal! Thousands of children, their parents and teachers benefit by what we do each year. Read what they share about our work here. In addition to our free resources on GoMommyGO®, we donate materials to schools and teachers, including … 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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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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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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Your Child NEEDS ‘Somebody NEEDS You’

I’M SO HAPPY! My animated short is now a CHILDREN’S BOOK! SOMEBODY NEEDS YOU has a powerful message that shows kids the character traits of caring and empathy for others! Kids need to learn to be helpful.  Don’t wait. As the twig is bent, … Continue reading

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WHEN IS ‘GOOD ENOUGH’, GOOD ENOUGH?

IS ‘GOOD ENOUGH’, GOOD ENOUGH? MY mom always told me, “A job worth doing, is worth doing WELL!”   So I tried to be perfect! But when my kids were little, I could never get everything done ‘well’ at the same time.  … Continue reading

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HELP EDU DESIGNS SHARE MY ART BOOK!

We are so thankful to everyone who helped us win the 2016 Great Non Profit’s Seal! Read what people are saying about our work here. Thousands of children and their parents benefit by what we do each year. In addition to our free resources on GoMommyGO®, we … Continue reading

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Helping your child CLEAN THEIR ROOM!

Thanks to Mindi for suggesting I add a picture of “clean your room”, to GoMommyGO’s free illustrated behavior charts. The simple command, “Clean Your Room” might be enough for some kids, but not for mine)! Many get overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of the … Continue reading

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Suicide Warning Signs

10 Suicide Warning Signs in Young People “Each day in our nation there are an average of over 5,400 suicide attempts by young people grades 7-12,” according to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, or American SPCC. … Continue reading

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“SOMEBODY NEEDS YOU” needs YOU!

Inspiring children is what we do. Our volunteers have provided art workshops, free books, videos and assemblies to kids in schools since 2007. We are supported solely by the goodwill donations of people who care. Though we have never gotten paid a salary, the rewards … Continue reading

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