Category Archives: Education

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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CAN YOU SPOIL A BABY?

CAN YOU SPOIL A BABY? Before you get worried wondering, the quick answer is: “NO”. You CAN’T spoil a baby. There are many reasons. Babies need consistent Loving Attention. Not only for physical survival but for the emotional security and intellectual … 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 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. Of course she had only had ONE child, and I had seven.  I’d always put my kid’s emotional needs first. The house could wait. But … 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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Hope makes the DIFFERENCE between LIFE and DEATH!

I heard a story once about an experiment with two mice to see how long they could swim in a bucket of water…  When the first mouse was put in the bucket he drowned after just a few minutes. When they put the second mouse in the … Continue reading

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EDU Designs Reaches Kids with Special Needs!

So much has been happening I haven’t had time to let you know – from the art classes for kids with Special needs (see pic below) and many schools locally to the outreach to other countries (even Ghana and India) who are … 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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Some people are only GOOD for being a BAD EXAMPLE – or: “How I GOT my own way by NOT getting my own way!”

Every day in Elementary school I ate the same thing for lunch: an apple and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which of course would get squashed by the apple before I could get to it. At lunch I sat … Continue reading

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LOVE is a Messy Business. Is it WORTH it?

This Love stuff is pretty insecure… LOVE is a MESSY BUSINESS!  Scary, too. The risk when we decide to open our heart to another.  We have no guarantee it will ever come back! There is nothing so agonizing as the … Continue reading

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EDU Designs and GoMommyGO are reaching around the World!

View the interactive map live,  here! While mailing off some materials to the island of Malta recently I suddenly realized how far we’ve come.  Since 2007 people all over the world have been getting benefited by the materials EDU Designs and GoMommyGO® provide. So I … Continue reading

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Finland’s Education Phenomenon

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcC2l8zioIw&feature=player_embedded#![/youtube] “The Finland Phenomemon” (Trailer) Excerpt from “The Finland Phenomemon: Inside the world’s most surprising school system”,  By E.D. Kain,  Forbes, May 2, 2011  The Finland Phenomenon, from documentary filmmaker, Bob Compton, follows Dr. Tony Wagner through Finland’s extraordinary school system. It’s a … Continue reading

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