Testimonials and Reviews


What are people saying about The Emotional Advantage Volume One (All Ages)?

“Using this program with my elementary age children was simple and enjoyable.  The initial discussion of a designated emotion would spread into the rest of the day, making it very effective in the homeschool environment.  It was very easy to incorporate into our other studies and the subject matter’s usefulness showed itself clearly.  At the tender ages of 5 and 7, my children benefited from the few weeks we had to use The Emotional Advantage.  It gave them more words to describe their emotional experiences and contributed to conflict resolution between the two of them.  Even further, they have begun to identify a little deeper with others that they might not have otherwise.  I highly recommend this program as a powerful and effective tool for building emotional vocabulary.”

-Product review by Amy Butler, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, September, 2018

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“After reviewing this manual my thoughts are that it’s simplistic in message, but deep in lesson.

Upon first impression, the work gives a relatable resource, through a variety of media, to provide a template of emotional understanding for kids to better communicate and understand not only themselves, but others as well. 

Even the art work felt so real that at one point I had to touch it to see if it actually was three dimensional. 

I believe this work to be a fantastic resource either for individuals with kids or for schools and counselors alike.”

-Andy Jamison, a Kansas State Certified Licensed School Counselor

“Cynthia Tosh’s The Emotional Advantage curriculum provides an excellent method of exploring emotions with students of all ages using a variety of learning approaches to accomplish this.  Being able to identify emotions and accepting them as not being right or wrong should help students handle bullying and other emotional situations they face.  Although the thorough introduction of the need for emotional awareness and the approach the curriculum uses slows the user down, the actual lesson plans are well thought out with a fullness that should enable the student to understand each emotion study.  The stories used to introduce each emotion and the delightful collages used for the stories allow the students to focus on the emotion being studied.  The nature photos and reflections at the end of the book also help one appreciate the importance of an awareness of nature and one’s own emotions.”

-Erin Gilchrist Showalter, a Kansas mom of two

“Cindy’s curriculum and classes have become something my kids look forward to! She takes an emotion and uses different mediums to explore and express it! Check it out!”

-Stacy Dexter, a Kansas mom of four 


What are people saying about Ben The Betta (The Emotional Advantage Series)?

“This is a very fun book that my friend wrote! It has beautiful artwork, a great story line, science, addresses environmental issues and emotions. It would make a great gift this holiday season!”

-Crystal Kroush, a Kansas mom of three

“I thought it was fantastic! I was just mesmerized by the gorgeous illustrations.

Thank you for writing Ben the Betta ; there are so many lessons to be learned from this story. It needs to be out in the world.

Last, what a great idea of giving space in the book for children to write with their own ending and create pictures.”

-Pele Sparkle, (California) 


What are people saying about The Emotional Advantage (First Edition) Volume One (Adult Version)?

“Stunning artwork and photography! I’m mystified by how you synthesized it all so well. Brilliant! The quality of poems are distinguished and outstanding. Each it’s own emotion, depth, and style. I’ve never seen anything like this. My only challenge was waiting to continue on to the next lesson. Too good to put down! This book offers a chance to see from different perspectives and in return fresh ideas about how to more effectively interpret your own. Very inspiring and informative!”

-Cameron Senders, (New York)

“This book is inspiring! A great way to level up!”

-A.C. Baer, (Kansas) 

“I love it! Cynthia Tosh, you’re an artist! I feel so fortunate to have this book in my life. Thank you!” 

-Sarah Phillips, (United Kingdom) 

“It’s a work of art on every level both visually and literally. I’m looking forward to volume two!”

-Sam Grille, (Kansas)