I’m stuck. What’s left of me now…nothing stops.  I have nobody. I need someone. Amanda Todd, a once, promising happy young Canadian girl committed bullycide on Wednesday after relentless, senseless attacks– physical, emotional and psychological– over several years followed her from town to town. Her horrible story is hauntingly told in a youtube video with […]

Amanda Todd: Teen Ends Her Life After Relentless Battle with Bullying is a post from: Dr. Robyn Silverman – Child Development Specialist, Body Image Expert, Success Coach & the Creator of the Powerful Words Character Development System

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(Note; My Today Show Health Report Interview on this topic included below) The internet blew up yesterday with applause for Jennifer Livingston, a TV anchor in Wisconsin, who spoke out about fat hatred and what I call, “body bullying” after receiving a derogatory email from a viewer about her weight. The viewer’s email read; “Obesity […]

TV Anchor, Jennifer Livingston, Called Fat: Fights Back Against Her Body Bully is a post from: Dr. Robyn Silverman – Child Development Specialist, Body Image Expert, Success Coach & the Creator of the Powerful Words Character Development System

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The original article hung on the kitchen cabinet of my childhood home for over 20 years– an important reminder to every member of our family of the power of gossip. As bullying continues to make headlines, we know that gossip is a major component of bullying.  It ads fuel to the fire.  It is a […]

The SNAKE that Poisons Everyone is a post from: Dr. Robyn Silverman – Child Development Specialist, Body Image Expert, Success Coach & the Creator of the Powerful Words Character Development System

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Bullying. There is no magic bullet to deal with it or prevent it. As you may recall, NJ has implemented more stringent laws to deal with those who bully and to rally those in the schools to be more vigilant and proactive (I spoke about this on Fox news here). As you can imagine, that […]

Helping Children Deal with Bullying: Creating Social Goals as a Solution is a post from: Dr. Robyn Silverman – Child Development Specialist, Body Image Expert, Success Coach & the Creator of the Powerful Words Character Development System

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As of today, NJ will have some of the most stringent anti-bullying laws put into play in our school systems. Why are they good? (1) Punctuates the seriousness (2) Mandates reporting (3) Mandates training (4) Mobilizes people to get involved and make them accountable (5) It acknowledges bullying on/off school grounds affects children’s learning in […]

New Jersey’s New Anti-Bullying Laws: Dr. Robyn Silverman on Fox News is a post from: Dr. Robyn Silverman – Child Development Specialist, Body Image Expert, Success Coach & the Creator of the Powerful Words Character Development System

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This month we will focus on the character concept, “confidence.” Therefore, our power-chat discussions and activities will aim to help our students understand what it means to feel “sure” of themselves, their skills, and their worth, and how to demonstrate to the world that they are  confident in who they are. Confidence is a combination…

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Girl Scouting builds girls courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  Sidekicks Family Martial Arts Centers is a strong supporter of Girl Scouts and has teamed up with the Fossil Valley Service Unit and Girl Scouts of West Central Florida to celebrate Girl Scout Week March 7th through the 12th. Sidekicks…

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Dr. Robyn Silverman
When I was in 5th grade, I was bullied.
It was one of the worst years of my life—perhaps THE worst—because going to school was so horrible and yet I had to do it 5 days a week. I still remember the knots in the pit of my stomach—waiting on line to go into […]

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