Now that it’s back to school time…here’s an infographic you can use regarding how to help your child make more friends. Let’s face it folks, every parent worries that their child is going to wind up sitting all by themselves. Check it out and share if you’d like ——-> http://www.pinterest.com/pin/567805465493308789/

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We know it when we see it. Strength. Power. Self-assuredness. Guts. The wonder of assets in motion. Brought to life in a child not only in the way s/he acts, but in the way s/he thinks and feels about him/herself and the world in which s/he lives. Studies of more than 2.2 million children and […]

Kiss My Assets: Lighting the S.P.A.R.K. in the Young People We Love 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, I’ve heard you talk about “assets” and that, the more our children have, the better they do in life. My daughter tends to suffer from low self esteem and I’d like to do whatever I can to help her. Can you recommend some ways that I can help her see she is…

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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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I was interviewed for this yahoo.com article posted today about the opinion of one “Chinese mother” (her label) on the difference between Western parenting and Chinese parenting. How self esteem is really cultivated is certainly in question. “Western parents are concerned about their children’s psyches,” Chua wrote in her recent Wall Street Journal article. “Chinese […]

Is the “Chinese Mother” superior? Are Western Parents missing the boat? 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 a father to a 20-month-old girl, this just may be the most important book I’ve read since becoming a parent. Do something special for the girls in your life and read this book. — Chris Singer, Book Dads, reviewing Good Girls Don’t Get Fat: How Weight Obsession is Messing Up Our Girls & How […]

A Dad’s Perspective: Most Recent Review For Good Girls Don’t Get Fat 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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What’s going on with girls and body image? A fifth of teen girls in Britain admit that they “can’t bare to look at themselves in the mirror” according to a new survey of 1000 girls between the ages of 12 and 18 years.  Two-thirds want to lose weight and 63% feel that they are under […]

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We know that bullying and relational aggression can strip children of their dignity, self esteem, and desire to go to school.  Having focused on appearance-based discrimination in my own research and in preparation for writing Good Girls Don’t Get Fat, I quickly realized that what I termed “body bashing” or “body bullying” can […]

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