This month we will focus on the powerful word; “loyalty.”  Loyalty is a complex word. It means being faithful, steadfast and true to someone or something. When we are loyal, we stand up for and stand by our friends, family, school or cause. Of course, loyalty doesn’t mean we always agree or we refuse to…

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  This month we will focus on the powerful word, “vision.” We often talk about the goals we want to achieve in the beginning of the year. But achieving our goals becomes more believable and achievable when we can picture what they will look like once they’ve already been achieved. This is where visioning becomes…

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This month we will focus on the powerful word, “fairness.” Fairness is a tough concept to understand for many children. It’s easy to see why. Fairness does not necessarily mean equal or “the same” and yet studies tell us that young children believe that inequality is unfair (i.e. Science, May 2010). As adults, we know that fairness is reached when everyone gets what is needed,…

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  This month we will focus on the powerful word, “responsibility.”  Responsible people get things done. They are Reliable, Accountable, and Dependable (R.A.D.). We all want our children to be the kind of people who exercise responsible habits, initiate responsible behavior (even when nobody is looking) and demonstrate responsible choices. When we teach children to…

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Dr. Robyn Silverman answers one parent’s question about how to instill manners in her children– especially when they haven’t been overtly enforced in the past. When children are very young, making people laugh or getting a look of shock is easy encouragement for someone looking for a little extra attention.  While it may not be […]

Mind Your Manners! 5 Ways to Tame Rude & Crude Behavior in Your Children 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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Dear Dr. Robyn, My daughter will be going to a new school next school year. She didn’t have a positive experience this year since her friends got into a fight, asked her to choose sides, and she refused to do so.  They wound up both turning on her.  She now wonders if it’s her and […]

Ask Dr. Robyn: Teaching Children to Keep a Positive Attitude In New Situations 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 onthe Powerful Word, “AngerManagement.” Anger Management is the third and final concept in our three month curriculum aimed at empathic goal-setting, problem-solving and relationship management. This Powerful Word relies heavily on our previous two powerful words; empathy and self control. We must be able to recognize and consider other people’s…

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