Character in Action

Congratulations PowerfulKids

by DrRobyn on August 19, 2009


Do you see “vision” in the eyes of your child?


Why I love "Old People"

by DrRobyn on May 15, 2009

Why I Love “Old People”


Shy Children Breaking Out of Their Shells July about babies who were born too prematurely are more likely to grow up to be timid and less likely to get married and have children. Eight year old Jessie was the quintessential wallflower. Short with straight brown hair, she always stood in the back line, last person […]


Questions to ask yourself and talk to your children about after watching Barack Obama’s Inaugural address Barack Obama becomes the 44th president of the United States.  With such historical significance, I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re asked to recall where we were when President Obama was elected and what we think the impact of the […]



When Bronze Means Second Loser

by DrRobyn on August 21, 2008

Ahhh the Olympics. The thrill of victory! The agony of defeat! Well, actually, that second part isn’t so thrilling is it? Walsh and May’s winning run? Yes, incredibly exciting—but I just knew that a loss would be called “devastating”—as if the other 100+ wins that they already had didn’t even matter anymore. I mean, do […]


22 Ways to Teach Generosity to Children: Part 1

by DrRobyn on August 19, 2008

Do we have to wait for the holidays to teach values? 22 Ways to Teach generosity to children powerful word of the month is generosity. Sometimes people are curious about why I don’t reserve such a concept for when we are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Isn’t that the “season of giving?” While holiday time […]


How can Olympian, Powerful lessons can children learn from Olympian, Cullen Jones? Cullen Jonescompounded by race such that: the most worrisome statistics involve black children and teens ages 5 to 19, who are 2.3 times more likely to drown than whites in this age group. For children 10 to 14, the rate is five times […]


7 attributes children learn from Olympians

by DrRobyn on August 11, 2008

What does it take to become an Olympian in life? Nastia Liukin falls flat on her back and gets back up.Powerful Words that we learn and make use of them in their daily lives. Here are just a few questions you can pose to your children: Perseverance: How do your child’s favorite athletes show perseverance […]