Dear Dr. Robyn, My daughter often seems a bit timid when it comes to doing things on her own.  She asks me to help her do things even when she can probably do them by herself.  I admit that I find myself doing many things for her. How do I get her to be more […]

Ask Dr. Robyn: How Can my Child be More Self Reliant? 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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As our children get older, we hope that they can rely more on their own skills and judgments. However, if they are used to someone doing things for them, they may be less apt to try things on their own even if we believe they would be successful if they did. So what should we…

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This month we will focus on the powerful word; “self reliance.” Self reliance is all about a balancing act; knowing how much to help in order to build confidence and when to let go to build independence. We want to give children enough freedom to encourage exploration and critical thinking without pushing them too fast…

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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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