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As I live in NJ, we have seen and heard much of the devastation due to the most recent storm.  Hurricane Sandy lived up to the predictions.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you, our neighbors, and all those who suffered loss due to flood, falling trees and power outages. My hope is that we […]

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Plastic surgery is a booming business. In 2010, there were 296, 000 breast augmentations, 252,000 rhinoplasties, 203, 000 liposuctions procedures and 116,000 tummy tucks.  I imagine you can guess who are the most likely consumers of these procedures: women. And it’s not just for adults. The latest figures from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic […]

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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 […]

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Powerful Words Member School this month, we will be going over all this plus much more.  It’s an important month to learn about teamwork so keep us posted on how your children are doing and what lessons they’re putting to work at home, at school, and out in the community.  Check back with us often […]

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How do you express your gratitude?

by DrRobyn on April 23, 2009

Since it’s oster it in your children? We can express gratitude… (1) Through a letter: Yesterday we talked about spending time: As we know, children spell “love” T-I-M-E.  Time together can show how much you appreciate someone else.  Especially when you do something that is meaningful to the other person– see a movie they’ve been […]

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Dear Dr. Robyn: My Dad's in Jail

by DrRobyn on February 13, 2009

Dear Dr. Robyn, My Dad’s in jail because he broke the law and did something really dumb that I don’t even want to talk about. My Mom has to work all the time and she always cries and my little brother seems like he doesn’t want to talk to anyone not even me. He says […]

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Stuck, Stagnant and Stymied: Redefining your Who, What, Where, When, and Why for 2009 FaceBook. Go ahead, “friend” me! It’s a really cool tool that’s reconnected me with friends and colleagues of the past and present. This is both positive and negative. More connections can lead to heightened opportunity, greater feelings of unity, and growth. […]

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Goal-Setting Quotes: Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination –Fitzhugh Dodson Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars. — Les Brown The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever […]

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The 7 Deadly Downers that Sabotage Your New Year’s Resolutions: Help Your Family Obtain Goal-Setting Success!

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How can parents teach tolerance to children? Dr. Robyn Silverman answers a reader’s question about teaching tolerance to her children who DON’T live in a diverse neighborhood. These are easy parenting tips that any parent can follow to inspire children to keep an open-mind, be more accepting of others, and show more tolerance for differences. […]

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