Dr. Robyn Silverman went back to Anderson Cooper’s Daytime show as the body image expert to help Moms and their daughters deal with the trickle-down effects of body obsession.  As studies tell us, those mothers who are obsessed with their weight and appearance are more likely to have daughters who are obsessed with their weight […]

Dr. Robyn Silverman on Anderson Cooper’s Show is a post from: Dr. Robyn Silverman – Child Development Specialist, Body Image Expert, Success Coach & the Creator of the Powerful Words Character Development System

Dr. Robyn Silverman on Anderson Cooper’s Show 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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Thanksgiving is my family’s favorite holiday. Is it one of yours too? There’s something so powerful about a holiday that everyone celebrates in America because it is part of American culture, not religion.  But you know what can really ruin a good holiday meal? Fat Talk. Hold the Fat Talk! 10 Tips for a Fat […]

No Fat Talk! 10 Tips for a Fat-Talk Free Thanksgiving 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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Rebecca Tishman, our teen college blogger, has openly told our readers her story of eating disorders and recovery over the last 2 years. Her frank insight and bold discussion has helped many understand the many facets of eating disorders during the teen years and how they can be a support to others who are facing […]

“I was relapsing:” Eating Disorder Relapse & Support While Away from Home 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 post-pregnancy body is a controversial topic these days.  Isn’t that…strange? It used to be that we embraced the maternal figure– the robust, zaftig, rounded physique of a Mom was celebrated and revered. What happened? I sat down with Lara Spencer on GMA to talk about body image, mothers, and what the trend towards plastic […]

Plastic Surgery Mommy Make-Overs: Dr. Robyn Discusses on GMA 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 you know, I often talk about asset development in our young people.  When they find and take hold of their their SPARK (Support, Passion, Action, Reason and Knowledge), they are able to put their energy into something so positive that, while it may not negate the negative, it can create a louder, more convincing […]

The Art of Recovery: Making the Best of a Bad Situation 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 aversion toward chubbiness has been shown to begin at a very young age. According to research conducted in 2009 by the University of Central Florida and reported in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology, nearly half of three- to- six year old girls worry about being fat.” — Good Girls Don’t Get Fat: How […]

Fat Talking Tots: Body Image & Fat Hatred in Preschoolers & Young 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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It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2011. After speaking with hundreds of girls about body image issues, eating disorders, and the intense pressure to lose weight, it’s vital that we know the signs of full blown, life-threatening eating disorders.  Actually, one of the number one questions I’m asked when presenting to parents is “how do […]

14 Signs that Your Child or Teen May Have an Eating Disorder 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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Eating Disorders. The Recovery process is a hard road and the length of struggle varies depending on the person. Many wouldn’t dispute that there is no silver bullet.  What may be controversial is my colleague, Jenni Schaefer’s concept that one can indeed recover fully from an Eating Disorder. But more and more, those who have […]

Recover(ed) or at least a bit closer: Teen Blogger Rebecca’s Two-Year Anniversary of Starting Treatment for Her Eating Disorder 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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Dr. Robyn Silverman talks about Good Girls Don’t Get Fat The Body Bully Within Attacks Our Body Image Here’s just a few nuggets of the conversation from Good Girls Don’t Get Fat and The  Today Show segment on body image and girls: Who is the body bully and how pervasive is it? The body bully […]

Dr. Robyn on The Today Show: Body Image, Girls, Self Esteem & “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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