My best friend’s daughter makes her bed everyday without being asked. My neighbor’s son has been putting his dishes in the dishwasher since he was 2 years old. My child? Not so much. I’d like to map out some expectations so my child can start showing some responsibility. How can I do that? One of…

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Dr. Robyn Silverman, Professional Speaker, Author, Child/Teen Development Expert and Founder/Creator of the Powerful Words Character Development System, used here at Sidekicks, answers a question regarding how to help kids learn to become more responsible. Responsibility is the November 2014 Powerful Word of the Month here at Sidekicks, a Fishhawk martial arts school.  

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  Many of us have had classmates and friends who always make excuses and blame others for their problems. Often, these people are inconsistent, unreliable, undisciplined and lack mental toughness and determination. Worst of all, they’re usually irresponsible. Being responsible for one’s decisions and actions is one of the most important character traits of a…

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In May 1994, I reached the goal of 1st degree black belt that all of you are striving for even as I write this. I tested alongside my younger brother in front of a panel of judges that consisted of my father, Master Cabrera, and his first instructor, Master Robert Sparks (at that testing, my…

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  This month we will focus on the powerful word, “responsibility.”  Responsible people get things done. They are Reliable, Accountable, and Dependable (R.A.D.). We all want our children to be the kind of people who exercise responsible habits, initiate responsible behavior (even when nobody is looking) and demonstrate responsible choices. When we teach children to…

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Dr. Robyn Silverman answers one parent’s question about how to teach her children to be responsible and accountable for their own messes and mistakes. Question answered: Dear Dr. Robyn. My sister’s kids are always leaving a mess for her to clean up.  My kids are young and I just don’t want them to do the […]

Ask Dr. Robyn: Teaching Children Accountability and Responsibility 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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Watch out! Goal Sabotage: The 7 Words that Block Your Dreams Dr. Robyn Silverman It’s easy to blame others for getting in the way of our success. But in 2011, how about we take responsibility of our goals and our outcomes? As we are creating our vision boards and writing down our goals (have you […]

Watch out! Goal Sabotage: The 7 Words that Block Your Dreams 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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How do we raise responsible children? Raising responsible children and teens is a goal we all strive to achieve. When children are responsible, they are not only able to take on more responsibilities, but they are more committed, focused, and reliable.
Dr. Robyn Silverman answers one readers question;
I’ve been told that my child needs to be […]

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People are often surprised when I tell them that Tallie, my 19 month old, helps to unload the dishwasher every morning (everything but knives).  “Doesn’t she drop the dishes?” Nope.  She knows how to carefully hold the dishes with 2 hands and hand them to whoever the “putter-awayer” is at the time. She sees it […]

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