This morning I was on the set up for a segment on Dara-Lynn Weiss- the mother who was made famous for publicly putting her daughter, age 7, on a diet. Her daughter’s doctor had told Dara-Lynn that her daughter was obese and was immediately put on a strict diet of limited foods and counting calories. […]

Heavy choices: Would you put your 7 year old on a diet? 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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Do all disordered thoughts end when you decide that you no longer want to succumb to the weight of Eating Disorders?  Rebecca Tishman, our resident teen blogger who has detailed her recovery for over a year now here at DrRobynSilverman.com, admits a hard truth: She still struggles but thankfully, she’s stronger than her eating disorder.  […]

Combating Those Thoughts: The Ones We Wish Went Away When We Decided to Recover from Our Eating Disorders 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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Eating Disorders. The Recovery process is a hard road and the length of struggle varies depending on the person. Many wouldn’t dispute that there is no silver bullet.  What may be controversial is my colleague, Jenni Schaefer’s concept that one can indeed recover fully from an Eating Disorder. But more and more, those who have […]

Recover(ed) or at least a bit closer: Teen Blogger Rebecca’s Two-Year Anniversary of Starting Treatment for Her Eating Disorder 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 spoke with Maggie McKay of KFWB in Los Angeles today about my book, Good Girls Don’t Get Fat and how girls can be terrible body bullies to themselves and others.  We chatted about fat talk, the body bully within, assets, and what we can do to help our girls embrace their strengths rather than […]

Dr. Robyn’s Latest Radio Interview on Body Image and Body Bullies 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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Today’s Reviews of Good Girls Don’t get Fat: How Weight Obsession Is Messing Up Our Girls & How We Can Help Them Thrive Despite It
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Robyn Silverman is transforming what we teach our girls is beauty, October 26, 2010

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Marianne Russo

This review is from: Good Girls Don’t […]

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We know that bullying and relational aggression can strip children of their dignity, self esteem, and desire to go to school.  Having focused on appearance-based discrimination in my own research and in preparation for writing Good Girls Don’t Get Fat, I quickly realized that what I termed “body bashing” or “body bullying” can […]

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