For years, parents and children have been faced with the dreaded summer slide, a time when the school year ends and summer learning loss begins. And as if it wasn’t detrimental enough in it’s own rights, this year the summer slide has been accelerated by the COVID slide and trauma related to the pandemic. The…

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In today’s world, there is an overgrowing focus on “me” and less on “us.” This “all-about-me” emphasis has led to a lack of empathy, which, in turn, results in more and more conflict. The primary reason for this…people do not listen. Their focus is on their own agenda, and they are not open to really…

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It is becoming more and more apparent that no one is to blame for everything that happens. So,
if this is the case, how do we get ourselves in such turmoil if no one is responsible?
Although this seems ridiculous, the use of “blame-shifting” has become the go-to way of
justifying mistakes. When we have arguments or conflict…

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As we continue through the current pandemic and re-opening efforts show real challenges, school districts everywhere are trying to devise the best plans for children, teachers, and staff to return. And while there will be no perfect solution for each family, parents must consider all the information and choose the option that works best for…

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“Hi Robyn; We’re fine. It missed us by 2 street blocks.  We’re fine, our houses are fine. So sorry we weren’t able to call or text during the storm.  We love you guys.” In the recent past, I’ve written articles about how to talk to children about horrifying events such as the SandyHook, Connecticut shooting […]

Parents; How to Talk to Your Children about The Oklahoma Tornado 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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“Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold — but so does a hard-boiled egg.” ~Author Unknown As parents and teachers we often zone out when we get a moment alone.  It’s normal– I do it too.  I am far from perfect, lose my temper […]

Walking Your Talk: Showing Your Values Even When Your Kids Aren’t Looking 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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Teaching Children about Leap Year 2012 Dr. Robyn J.A. Silverman Are the children asking you about leap year? I know, as a parent, I get pelted with questions about just about everything! If you want to be ready– here are some answers to frequently asked questions about leap year: Leap Year Defined: What is a […]

February 29th: Teaching Children about Leap Year 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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Much more than 10 parenting tips to reduce your stress and get you from a to z! What?  Nobody gave you a manual giving you the abc’s of parenting and stress management when you gave birth to your bundle of joy?  Why stop at 10 parenting tips—let’s give you the full alphabet! Here’s something for […]

The ABCs of Parenting & Stress Management 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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Unschooling is a radical form of homeschooling that throws the books out the window on traditional learning. School takes place out of traditional school doors and on the child’s own terms. Today, I sat down with Matt Lauer on The Today Show, to discuss it. As a parent, you may have some questions: (1) Are […]

Unschooling: Is radical homeschooling right for your child? 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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Diligence Quotes: “What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.” — Samuel Johnson “Diligence is not found in the short, sporadic sprints but in the careful, consistent marathon.” — Dr. Robyn Silverman “Care and diligence bring luck.” — Thomas Fuller “Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. […]

Dr. Robyn introduces the Powerful Word for October: Diligence! 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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