Research

Bullying. There is no magic bullet to deal with it or prevent it. As you may recall, NJ has implemented more stringent laws to deal with those who bully and to rally those in the schools to be more vigilant and proactive (I spoke about this on Fox news

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Isn’t it true? Most of us these days probably have the TV on at some point during the day—but we probably haven’t given too much thought about it’s effect on executive function. My preschooler, Tallie, loves her daily dose of Sesame Street in the morning. Most of the parents I know allow there children to […]

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A new study is telling us that children as young as 2 years old are swearing more than ever. Of course they are! We see so much more swearing through TV, internet, and other technology that it’s become normalized. Something like WTF has become part of the culture that it’s like an entity in itself- […]

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We know that bullying and relational aggression can strip children of their dignity, self esteem, and desire to go to school.  Having focused on appearance-based discrimination in my own research and in preparation for writing Good Girls Don’t Get Fat, I quickly realized that what I termed “body bashing” or “body bullying” can be particularly […]

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Boxing in our kids: Do We want them to Follow the Rules or Not? Follow the rules. Think outside the box.  There is something very incongruous about these 2 statements. Since we are talking about

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Junk Food Commercials Linked to Childhood Obesity

by DrRobyn on February 10, 2010

You are what you watch.

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Trying to kick your smoking habit? Have an older Powerful Word of the Month) can only go so far. This may be the reason so many struggle with restrictive New Year’s Resolutions. It turns out, if you tried to take on too many restrictive things at once, you are probably struggling right now with those […]

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You are who you hang out with– or perhaps we should say, you do what you see. So…want great self control? Hang around with other people who have great self control. A recent study out of the University of Georgia and Duke University suggests that self control or lack of

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Breastfeeding Makes College-Bound Kids?

by DrRobyn on June 17, 2009

Talk about a touchy subject. For those of you who have infants in the house, you might want to pay attention to this interesting bit of news.  According to a new study published in the breastfeeding is associated with “substantial” increases in grade point average in high school and a higher likelihood of your child […]

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Do Latinas and African American Girls Have Better Body Image? Dr. Robyn Silverman A newyoungest children are compromised. While there have been hints of body image problems among Asian-American and African-American adolescent girls, lack of ethnically diverse research has caused such concerns to remain overlooked. In the recent past, studies have shown that the leanest […]

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