Good Girls Don’t Get Fat

Last week, I was on Good Morning America to talk about Louis C.K.’s now famous “Fat Girl” scene in which actress Sarah Baker, gives a unique and honest perspective about being “a fat-girl in her 30s living in New York City.” And while some still complained that the scene was far from perfect, others found […]

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Are you a member of the Fat-Talkin’ Club?  There are chapters…worldwide. It’s Fat Talk Free Week and, like every year, we are being challenged to drop the fat talk between friends.  This can be a tall order for many.  Why? Because fat-talking has become a habit and a bona fide, integrated component of many friendship […]

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It’s been a year since the launch of

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Do you participate in Compliment Shutdown? Lob: “I love your dress!” Shutdown: “Oh, it’s got a hole in the seam and it only cost 12 bucks.  It’s really a piece of garbage.” Lob: “Your hair looks great!” Shutdown: “Gosh I haven’t washed it in days.  It’s such a mess I don’t know what to do […]

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By now you probably have heard of the controversy over Thylane Loubry Blondeau, a 10 year old model who recently “graced” the pages of Vogue Paris. An absolutely beautiful girl, made up to look much older, to sell clothes to adult women.  Make sense? As a parent of a girl & a child dev specialist, […]

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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.  […]

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“The aversion toward chubbiness has been shown to begin at a very young age. According to research conducted in 2009 by the University of Central Florida and reported in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology, nearly half of three- to- six year old girls worry about being fat.” —

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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 […]

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As a father to a 20-month-old girl, this just may be the most important book I’ve read since becoming a parent. Do something special for the girls in your life and read this book. — Chris Singer, Book Dads, reviewing

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Dr. Robyn sat down with Meredith Vieira on The Today Show to talk about body image, her book

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