“Hi Robyn; We’re fine. It missed us by 2 street blocks.  We’re fine, our houses are fine. So sorry we weren’t able to call or text during the storm.  We love you guys.” In the recent past, I’ve written articles about how to talk to children about horrifying events such as the SandyHook, Connecticut shooting […]


“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 […]


February 29th: Teaching Children about Leap Year

by DrRobyn on February 29, 2012

Teaching Children about Leap Year 2012 Dr. Robyn J.A. Silverman Are the children asking you about leap year? I know, as a parent, I get pelted with questions about just about everything! If you want to be ready– here are some answers to frequently asked questions about leap year: Leap Year Defined: What is a […]


The ABCs of Parenting & Stress Management

by DrRobyn on January 25, 2012

Much more than 10 parenting tips to reduce your stress and get you from a to z! What?  Nobody gave you a manual giving you the abc’s of parenting and stress management when you gave birth to your bundle of joy?  Why stop at 10 parenting tips—let’s give you the full alphabet! Here’s something for […]


Unschooling is a radical form of homeschooling that throws the books out the window on traditional learning. School [School newly corrected: Learning] takes place out of traditional school doors and on the child’s own terms. Today, I sat down with Matt Lauer on The Today Show, to discuss it. How can this work? (1) Know […]


All month long, our outstanding Powerful Words Member Schools will be talking with their students about the powerful word, diligence! How do you teach your children to carry out their tasks with great care and consistent effort until that task is completed? At a time when so many multi-task and desire to get as much […]


There has been a lot of talk lately about parents and favoritism among their children lately. It is a reality that happens in many families that brings feelings of guilt, shame and frustration. Did it happen to you while growing up? Is it happening in your current family unit? Typically, sibling favoritism is not a […]

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We know it when we see it. Strength. Power. Self-assuredness. Guts. The wonder of assets in motion. Brought to life in a child not only in the way s/he acts, but in the way s/he thinks and feels about him/herself and the world in which s/he lives. Studies of more than 2.2 million children and […]

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Two weeks ago I was on The Today Show talking about the Monster High Dolls with their fishnets, exaggerated skinny bodies, and skirts the size of belts on the toy shelves in popular children’s stores (in fact, I was in “Justice” with my 9 year old niece and 2 ½ year old daughter on Sunday […]


The Powerful Word of the Month is optimism! How can parents raise an optimistic child? In the above video, Dr. Robyn answers one question from a parent who often hears her child using an “I can’t attitude.” Dear Dr. Robyn, my child typically has an “I can’t” attitude and I would like to help her […]