I was interviewed for Today.com about “selfies,” photos we take of ourselves and then post online usually to see how many “likes” and positive comments it garners.  While we know celebrities do it (Miley Cyrus ranks #1 for number of selfies on twitter)– why are teens turning to posting selfies for public satisfaction? Teens are […]

The Selfie Conundrum: Relying on Likes for Validation 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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I was on the Today Show this morning talking about teens and sexting.  A new study suggests that boys are sexting more than ever–  aiming to get the attention of girls in profoundly inappropriate ways.  Here are some questions parents have asked me– and some answers that I hope will be helpful to you as […]

Parents: Boys Are Sexting More Now Than Ever– What You Need to Know 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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These days, the word “fat” comes with a lot of baggage.  Studies tell us that fat is continually associated with unflattering words like lazy, ugly, blameworthy, gross, and unpopular.  But it wasn’t always that way.  If you look at some of the vintage ads, thin was definitely NOT always in. “Enjoy life!” “Put on 5 […]

Dr. Robyn on The Today Show: Vintage Ads Say Thin was Not Always In 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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Do you participate in Compliment Shutdown? Lob: “I love your dress!” Shutdown: “Oh, it’s got a hole in the seam and it only cost 12 bucks.  It’s really a piece of garbage.” Lob: “Your hair looks great!” Shutdown: “Gosh I haven’t washed it in days.  It’s such a mess I don’t know what to do […]

Compliment Shutdown: Why Can’t a Woman Take a Compliment? 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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After the death of Osama bin Laden, there have been many questions from parents about how to talk to children about this event.  I was thrilled to be on The Today Show with Matt Lauer and Gail Saltz this morning talking about this very topic. In Monday’s post, I gave several examples of what parents […]

Dr. Robyn Silverman on The Today Show: Talking to Children about bin Laden’s Death 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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We all get annoyed when someone becomes a back-seat driver in our own car. “Slow down!” “Speed up!” “Why are you going this way???” Back-seat drivers can make us feel like bumbling fools or they can just simply drive us crazy.  But how can the same type of dynamic play out in the parenting relationship? […]

Are you a back-seat-driving parent? 7 Ways to Keep Micromanagement of the Other Parent in Check 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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Dr. Robyn sat down with Meredith Vieira on The Today Show to talk about body image, her book Good Girls Don’t Get Fat, and the alarming trends of low body esteem in girls. A recent poll shows that 95 percent of girls between the ages of 16 and 21 want to change their bodies in […]

Dr. Robyn Silverman on The Today Show Talking about Body Image & Her New Book! 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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