Category Archives: Children

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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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 … 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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A MAGIC FORMULA TO CHILD REARING?

Is there a magic formula to child rearing? If there is, it surely would have to start with: RELATIONSHIP Get in on the bottom floor and stay with them all the way. To simply lay down rules will not work. … Continue reading

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MOONLIGHTING AS A MOM

One of my kids said one day, “Mom, how come you never yell at the baby?” Before I could answer, my oldest girl piped in,  “That’s easy. When babies are little you need to be nice to them, so when … Continue reading

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BUILDING BRAIN CELLS THROUGH MUSIC!

All kids LOVE music! We’ve been adding Music to enrich our Art Presentations.  There’s nothing like Music to brighten your day and activate brain cells.   At a recent Fair at Cobb School Jas and Ruth Hilsdon performed for 3 hours. The joy … Continue reading

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“Harriet Beecher Stowe Inspired Me As a Kid!”

When interviewing the founder of EDU DESIGNS recently, I learned a lot. Here’s a transcript of what Ruth Elliott said about her early childhood: “Both my parents families were from NY. After moving to Texas, my mom would tell us stories … Continue reading

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HELP! It’s Halloween!

SUGAR, SUGAR, EVERYWHERE, and not a drop (of WATER) to drink… What’s a Mother and Father to do when they have no plan for their children Halloween night?  LOOK OUT! When the excitement of costumes and candy wears off and the sugar rush is … Continue reading

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Wrote A Book without A Washing Machine!

I felt a creative ache inside of me for years. I wanted to write a children’s book. I had an idea, I had the talent. But with seven kids, and laundry my constant companion, I felt constantly discouraged. “When will I ever get a chance … Continue reading

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What Will They Say When You’re Gone?

 I suffered panic attacks when my mother-in-law came to visit. She was a perfect housekeeper and I wasn’t. With my seven kids to take care of, I’d always put their emotional needs first. The house could wait. But she never quite understood … Continue reading

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EDU DESIGNS wants to be a Great Non-Profit!

EDU DESIGNS and GoMommyGO® help children all over the world to be better people in so many ways. EDU DESIGNS  brings Art back into schools. No one can deny the power of Art to shape our hearts and minds. That’s why we donate … Continue reading

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3 Tips to be a “GOOD ENOUGH” PARENT

                        You didn’t want a life of loneliness? Figured that having children would end that? Congratulations! Now LAUNDRY is your constant companion! My Mom used to tell me, “Everything comes … Continue reading

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MILK MEN TO THE RESCUE…

When I hear the words, ‘MILK TRUCK’, three uncanny stories come to mind.  Absolutely true.  Two are from my own life.  Take the next ‘step beyond’ to see what happened. Milk Man in Houston, Texas Saves a 7 year old … Continue reading

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Hankering after STUFF is never ENOUGH… Finding True Treasure…

  As you think about what you want for the future, for the world, and for your kids, I’m sure Peace and True Happiness are on your list. Though it has its place, money certainly hasn’t brought true happiness to … Continue reading

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RUNNING the RACE for CHILDREN’S ART and CHARACTER!

I know you care about investing in CHARACTER as well as INTELLIGENCE. You want to give children more of what really matters. SO DOES CHRIS ZURBUCH! Chris Zurbuch is not only a phenomenal RUNNER – he runs for a good … Continue reading

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School Kids in Ghana are now using our ART BOOK!

[easyrotator]erc_60_1364364452[/easyrotator] I’m SO excited! Ghana is now using our Art Textbook, stories and other educational materials for character development! Thanks to the hardworking and dedicated staff of The Reward Foundation Ghana, a Non Profit, led by Project Manager Eric Ansah,  children in … Continue reading

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Me and Mr. T!

Mt. T. and Me in 2003!   When my son was 11 years old he wrote a letter to Mr. T after seeing ‘The A Team’ on TV.   Mr. T wrote him back a long personal letter, telling him to … Continue reading

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How WONDERFUL!

How wonderful! Just rediscovered! Can’t believe it took me this long to share it! Back in 2010 Shirley Smith’s TV Show, “Talk About Parenting, LIVE”  welcomed  me to talk about EDU Designs and GoMommyGO. Though it aired a while back it … Continue reading

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Emotional Connectedness leads to Greater Intellectual Capacity in Children!

At my art presentations I see startling evidence of Dr. Gabor Mate’s findings revealed in his book, SCATTERED (How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What you can Do About It). He explains how children engaged in an activity that includes emotional … Continue reading

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Kids NEED ART!

[easyrotator]erc_79_1336178842[/easyrotator] Click on the picture above to see a VIDEO of part of a lesson!   Kids NEED Art! When it’s added to their Educational ‘diet’, EVERYONE wins! It’s been PROVEN that Kids NEED ART! In the latest report of … Continue reading

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