Character Education

The powerful word of the month is accountability! Accountability is all about keeping our promises and commitments while also taking care of our mistakes.  It’s important to allow our children and teens to be accountable for themselves (while still being age appropriate) so that they learn (1) Making mistakes is not the end of the […]

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Courage is the Powerful Word of the Month! How do we encourage our children to try new things? Meet new people? Stand up for what they believe in?  Dr. Robyn Silverman, child and teen development specialist, answers one reader’s question about developing courage in her child. Several tips are provided– which ones resonate with you? […]

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Dr. Robyn Silverman answers one reader’s question about teaching her child integrity: I caught my 6 year old son Danny in his first lie the other day.  He told me he had his jacket on as he called to me before going outside to play with the boy next door.  When I looked outside, there […]

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The Powerful Word of the Month is…responsibility! I love this word– and what a great time of year to discuss it.  Homework is in full thrust and summer, at least in this area of the world, is most definitely behind us.  It’s nose to the grindstone time. Or it should be.  There are enough distractions […]

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Are Extreme Sports Too Extreme for Teens?

by DrRobyn on August 31, 2010

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Ask Dr. Robyn: Teaching Dependability to Children

by DrRobyn on November 9, 2009

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The Powerful Word of the Month is Dependability! Today, I’m answering a question from Nancy, a parent in Morristown, NJ, about how to teach children to become dependable. Dear Dr. Robyn, My child is still pretty young but I would like him to learn to be dependable now instead of waiting until he is older.  […]

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

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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 […]

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