Ruth Elliott-Hilsdon
Ruth Elliott-Hilsdon

Who Am I?

While raising our seven kids, my husband insisted I work to help support the family.

I did my best and became a successful Emmy Award Winning animation artist.

But all along, the deepest burden of my heart was for my children. 

I saw how small things could profoundly impact them.

I knew that NO success in the world could compensate for failure at home. 

And I was under terrific stress. 

One day I remember screaming at the kids and then running to the bathroom crying, 

“Oh GOD! What’s happening to me? I used to be such a nice person!”

It  was the turning point  that would change my life – and my KIDS lives – forever.

 I was determined to find answers to the overwhelming problems I was facing.

If we were to survive, I needed to learn HOW to master MYSELF while juggling kids, work and marriage. 

Along the way I discovered the secrets to eliminate stress,  get things done –

and keep my relationships intact.

Are YOU facing fear and painful emotions?

Thank Goodness YOU don’t need to suffer as long as I did. 

I found keys to unlock the suffering!

These are Keys that help you:

MANAGE stress!

FIND your peace!

GET your needs met, and

BECOME the person YOU can love!

Now I’m ready to share them with you! 

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Deaunna Evans

I just finished reading your amazing 9 TIPS TO KEEP YOU FROM FREAKING OUT! As a coach to parents of tweens and teens, one of my key messages is calm parenting…you give excellent FOUNDATIONAL keys to helping parents become more responsive rather than reactive. So practical. So true.

Mrs. Appiah-Opoku

“I am a teacher in a head start program in Tuscaloosa, AL, children ages 3-5yrs. Most of these children have behavior issues and are being put on time out constantly but none of that seemed to work… After listening to you speak on TV today, I decided to get to your website. I will use your material in my classroom to help these children. Thanks for all you do. God bless you!”

Gary Schindler, Professional

“Ruth Elliot Hilsdon, founder of EDU DESIGNS is a unique and genuinely heart-centered person. I have known her for years and watched her raise her 7 children into socially aware and contributing adults. As Director of EDU DESIGNS she continues to ‘walk her talk’ by selflessly sharing her knowledge, experience and expertise, giving children a creative foundation that enriches and balances their lives… and ours as well.”