As a parent, I often wonder about how the toys and role models in my children’s lives translate to behavior.  I tend to be the kind of mother who encourages a wide range of toys, games and books.  I am less about banning (unless it is truly counter to our family’s core character-based values) and […]

Boy Toys, Girl Toys and What Kids Learn When We Allow Them To Choose 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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Does acceptance come only in blue for boys? First. Let’s be clear—this is an ad for JCrew to get people buying their product- so we don’t even know if this is real life or not. It is a staged, well-lit, photo used to highlight JCrew’s nailpolish and striped shirt. This is not a candid shot […]

Dr. Robyn Silverman on The Today Show: The Boy with the Pink Toenails 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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