“Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold — but so does a hard-boiled egg.” ~Author Unknown As parents and teachers we often zone out when we get a moment alone.  It’s normal– I do it too.  I am far from perfect, lose my temper […]


A Thanksgiving Article about Celebrating the Bounty Right In Front of Us It was a popular discussion in our household. Three kids. Three desserts. Six eyes darting back and forth.  Who got the best cupcake? The biggest dish of Jello? The largest number of Mandarin “dinky” oranges? “Mom! Scott got more than me!” Dad would […]

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Ask Dr. Robyn: When Ho, Ho, Ho means Buy, Buy, Buy

by DrRobyn on December 25, 2009

Dear Dr. Robyn, My child does not stop talking about what he wants for the holidays this year.  Every time a new toy or game is shown on TV, I hear “I want that!”  I think the media has it in for us.  What am I supposed to do? –Josie K., NC Dear Josie K., […]


Questions to discuss with your children at the Thanksgiving Table: What are you grateful for this year? Who have you thanked recently and for what? Who has thanked you and why? How can you donate your Time, Treasures, and Talents this year? What is it about your family makes you grateful? What is it about […]


Why I love "Old People"

by DrRobyn on May 15, 2009

Why I Love “Old People”


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 […]


It’s appreciation month for Powerful Words and many of our member schools are getting ready to celebrate “Teacher Appreciation Week.” That means that it’s a great time to write a letter of appreciation and gratitude to all our favorite teachers, coaches, instructors, and mentors in our lives. At the end of last year, we discussed […]

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Which teachers, coaches, or instructors have inspired you? Dr. Robyn Silverman As you all know, the Washington University. She was more than a professor—she was like a Mom away from home for me. She taught me how to do research but she also taught me to be bold and ask for what I want. On […]


What is Your Gratitude Widget? success Powerful Words Member Schools! Let’s show the children what being appreciative is all about so that they too will embody the Powerful Word and share with us what they are grateful for this year! thank-you gift. Start today!


The Powerful Word of the Month is Appreciation! All