You probably don’t need someone to tell you that there has been a major shift in the “point” of Halloween lately as it pertains to young girls. We’ve moved from creative, scary, or funny costumes to sexy, sexier, and sexiest. Even childhood favorites, known for their youthful innocence have been pornified. Just check out Red […]

Next Twitter Chat 10/13! What to do about Pornified Halloween Costumes for Girls? 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 been a year since the launch of Good Girls Don’t Get Fat: How Weight Obsession is Messing Up Our Girls & How We Can Help Them Thrive Despite It. The book, based on 10 years of my own research, was born out of my dissertation at Tufts University and morphed into over 200 interviews […]

Fighting Weight Obsession: Good Girls Don’t Get Fat Revisited 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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Two weeks ago I was on The Today Show talking about the “loungerie” that 4 year old models were wearing in a French advertisement.  The children were made up to look much older and we posed in very inappropriate and sometimes alarming poses.  It felt like de ja vu. I had just been on The […]

A Twitter Party is Born: Sexualization of Girls Discussion on September 8th, 9pm EST, 8pm CT #SaveGirlHood 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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In coaching, I call it a “structure.” It’s a tangible item that reminds us of something.  For example, I have some of my dissertation students keep one of those “troll dolls” on their desks to remind them that they are bigger than their fears and negative voices that tell them they’ll never finish. I encourage […]

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Today, I received a very pointed comment from a 16 year old about the Disney Princesses.  But before we get to that, let’s back up.
A while back, I used my blog to answer a mother’s blog post she entitled; “Are the Disney Princesses Sexualizing my Daughter?”
She wrote:
…There was a time when we tried to ban […]

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