character development

All month long, our outstanding Powerful Words Member Schools will be talking with their students about the powerful word, diligence! How do you teach your children to carry out their tasks with great care and consistent effort until that task is completed? At a time when so many multi-task and desire to get as much […]


A new study is telling us that children as young as 2 years old are swearing more than ever. Of course they are! We see so much more swearing through TV, internet, and other technology that it’s become normalized. Something like WTF has become part of the culture that it’s like an entity in itself- […]


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The Powerful Words Projects this month asked for the students to submit how they are showing


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Do your children and teens listen to the external rules guiding them to do what is expected of them in the home, at school, and out in the community? Most of the time? That’s a big part of discipline, our Powerful Word of the Month.  But there is also another part– making sure that they […]


Ask Dr. Robyn: My Child Has No Self Discipline!

by DrRobyn on October 13, 2009

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Both discipline, the Powerful Word of the Month, and self discipline, are very important action-oriented words that help us become successful.  Without paying attention to the external rules and what is expected of us, and our internal rules (our “I-Rules,” as we call them at


Please sign up now to be part of this FREE event! We will be going over several concerns and questions including: What are some typical fears that children will be dealing with when going back to school? How would parents know if their children are really having a problem? What specific action steps can parents […]


try new things, meet new people, and be the person they were meant to be. We never want children to pretend to be something they’re not because they believe that people will like them better if they are some imitation of someone else more popular. As Judy Garland once said, “Be a first rate version […]

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What Makes Powerful Words So Powerful for Kids? I’ve received some questions about fairness. These Power-chats are taught in every class so that each lesson builds on the last but does not repeat (so the children stay interested and excited about learning!). Children, teens, and adults can answer questions about the Powerful Word, along with […]


Same as it never was

by DrRobyn on September 3, 2008

There’s something about coming home. I’m currently in NJ where I grew up and yet, I’m not really where I once was. Since my Dad passed away way too early and entirely too suddenly in 2006 from liver cancer, my Mom has since moved out of the house where I spent my entire childhood and […]