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It was a great Good Morning America segment this morning!  We focused on a new viral Verizon campaign and ad that questions whether it’s time to move from telling our girls that she’s simply “pretty” to telling them that they are “pretty brilliant” too. What are we telling our girls about their abilities in math […]


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Teaching Children the Courage to Go A Different Way

by DrRobyn on September 25, 2009

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Many parents children get nervous during the first month of school. Everything is so new!  So it didn’t surprise me when this note about back to school fears and dealing with new situations came to my blog box recently. Dear Dr. Robyn, My child seems really anxious in new situations.  Now I think I might […]


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Washington Post that the laws that were enacted to cope with the bullying problem, especially since the shootings in the 90s, offer practically no protection—mostly because, well, they aren’t really being enforced, I got that familiar knot in my stomach again. If you’ve never been bullied, it is the most sickening, exhausting, heart-wrenching feeling. You […]


Courage Quotes “The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” –Charles Dubois “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” –Soren Kierkegaard “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really […]


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by DrRobyn on August 19, 2009


Why Does My Child Keep Quitting?

by DrRobyn on July 13, 2009

Is your child quitting everything they start? Need a Commitment Overhaul? Here is a letter from a parent to Powerful Words schools present Powerful Words like commitment, determination, attitude, or goal-setting.  As Powerful Parents, we want our children to show Powerful Words instructors this month and expand on what they are talking about in class […]

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Questions to Ask Your Children about Trust

by DrRobyn on February 20, 2009

trust.  It’s a great idea to set aside time to talk about values and listen to what your children have to say.  You can even put some questions on cards and put them in the middle of the table, have each person pick a card, read it, and answer.  Or simply take turns answering the […]

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Children's Books on Trust

by DrRobyn on February 18, 2009

Trust, in your family.  One way to do that is through Children’s Literature.  With so many books to choose from– and books for all ages, reading is a great way to get kids thinking. Not everything is about computers, right? Ask your librarian to help you choose books that echo the themes you’re learning in […]