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  • How Can Affirmations Help You Move Past Difficult Life Situations?

    Do you struggle to think positive when you feel down? Does your mind dwell on the worst-case scenario? If you answered yes to either of these two ...
  • How to Implement the E.L.O. [ELO] Deck Into Your Busy Life!

    We all know that life is busy! Between our professional jobs and raising families days go by in the blink of an eye! As parents and caregivers, w...
  • Top 5 Reasons Parents Need to Implement Positivity (Positive Parenting)

    Do you feel like your child is constantly disregarding what you tell them or arguing over every direction you give them?   The daily responsibilit...
  • Why Positive Thought Patterns are Important for Kids

    Raising children can be a challenge, but if you look at it from the child’s perspective, it can even be more challenging and confusing.  According...
  • Are You Gossiping At The Dinner Table?

      Based on the social learning theory, people learn by watching others. We know that modeling behavior is one of the most powerful forms of paren...
  • Anger and Hate, Positive Traits in Your Kids!

    You must be wondering what we mean by "anger and hate is actually a positive trait"! Allow us to explain. First we need to understand anger vs hat...
  • How to Raise a Kind Human

    Researchers say: Children are not born simply good or bad and we should never give up on them. They need adults who will help them become caring, ...
  • Perfectionism in Parenting

    Becoming a parent is the most anticipated and exciting event in most people’s lives. As humans we innately strive to be the best, and therefo...
  • 7 Things That Define Resilience in Kids

    We often talk about resilience. Actually, we talk about it ALL the time. It is truly the essence behind why we started E.L.O.! All three of...
  • Kids' Emotional Intelligence

    Learn about how and why emotional intelligence is an important factor in raising strong and kind kids. Scroll to the bottom for a fun activity video!