We don’t mean to do it.  But so many of us do it anyway. “This is my shy one.” “She’s my tom boy.” “He’s my clown.” “She’s my reader.” “He’s my little athlete.” “She’s great in spelling.” “He’s great in math.” “She doesn’t like sports.” “He can’t sit still for a minute.” When we label […]

The Problem with Labels: Confining, Constricting and Compressing Our Children’s Potential 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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Girls rock.  Put a bunch together and it can be a great deal of fun, laughs and heart to heart conversations. Except when it isn’t. Sometimes groups of girls have problems getting along.  They fight, gossip and hurt each other’s feelings.  At times it feels like a uphill battle while at the same time a […]

When A Group of Great Girls Goes Bad: Basic Drama or Cultural Breakdown? 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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“I want to wear the pink socks.” “Honey, you have a blue and white dress on.  Please just wear the white socks.” “But I want to wear the pink socks!” “Tallie, I’m exhausted.  Please stop arguing with me.” “I want to wear the pink socks!” “Fine! Wear the pink socks!” My 4 year old daughter […]

Picture Day, Hot Pink Socks and Raising an Assertive Daughter: When Values Can’t Be Conditional 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 first thing my daughter, Tallie, wanted to do this morning was go downstairs and have me read her two Spiderman stories from her brother’s new Adventures of Spiderman book he received for Hanukkah last night.  So that’s what I did.  It was from that book that I read her a good night story before […]

The Many Sides of Girls: From Spiderman to Princesses and Everything In Between 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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These days, the word “fat” comes with a lot of baggage.  Studies tell us that fat is continually associated with unflattering words like lazy, ugly, blameworthy, gross, and unpopular.  But it wasn’t always that way.  If you look at some of the vintage ads, thin was definitely NOT always in. “Enjoy life!” “Put on 5 […]

Dr. Robyn on The Today Show: Vintage Ads Say Thin was Not Always In 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 was so fun to be back on The Revolution for the 20 Day Swimsuit Challenge Reveal with Ryan-Ashley and Terry- newly confident and ready to show the world just how beautiful they are! Positive body image never looked so good! How do you look great in a swimsuit this summer? Remember to be confident […]

The Revolution Reveal: 20 Day Swimsuit Challenge 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 International Women’s Day—a day to reflect on the amazing women and girls in our lives but also to ponder what’s to come for the up and coming women in the world. As the mother of a young girl and a speaker who works with girls and women with regard to leadership, confidence, mentoring, and […]

International Women’s Day: What Stands in the Way of More Women Leaders? 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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Plastic surgery is a booming business. In 2010, there were 296, 000 breast augmentations, 252,000 rhinoplasties, 203, 000 liposuctions procedures and 116,000 tummy tucks.  I imagine you can guess who are the most likely consumers of these procedures: women. And it’s not just for adults. The latest figures from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic […]

Dr. Robyn Silverman on The Anderson Show: Plastic Surgery & the Pressure to Be Perfect 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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