Dr. Robyn Silverman answers one parent’s question about how to teach her children to be responsible and accountable for their own messes and mistakes. Question answered: Dear Dr. Robyn. My sister’s kids are always leaving a mess for her to clean up.  My kids are young and I just don’t want them to do the […]


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How do we raise responsible children? Raising responsible children and teens is a goal we all strive to achieve. When children are responsible, they are not only able to take on more responsibilities, but they are more committed, focused, and reliable. Dr. Robyn Silverman answers one readers question; I’ve been told that my child needs […]


People are often surprised when I tell them that Tallie, my 19 month old, helps to unload the dishwasher every morning (everything but knives).  “Doesn’t she drop the dishes?” Nope.  She knows how to carefully hold the dishes with 2 hands and hand them to whoever the “putter-awayer” is at the time. She sees it […]


The Powerful Word of the Month is…responsibility! I love this word– and what a great time of year to discuss it.  Homework is in full thrust and summer, at least in this area of the world, is most definitely behind us.  It’s nose to the grindstone time. Or it should be.  There are enough distractions […]


Is Texting Getting In the Way of Responsibility and Conflict Resolution? I’m still reeling. Our temporary babysitter who was filling in for about 4 hours a day during the work week, didn’t call when she decided that she wasn’t coming in today.  She texted. TEXT: I was at an interview and I got the job! […]


Dr. Robyn Silverman was interviewed by Jane Skinner of the Fox News Channel about cell phones and children.  How young is too young to give your child a cell phone?  What are the possible hazards or dangers of giving your child a cell phone? What are some great parenting tips if mothers or fathers choose […]


Sexting: Think Your Teens are Innocently Texting a Friend?

by Jason Silverman on August 4, 2009

Sex and Tech: The Surprising Results from a Survey of Teens and Young Adults Chuck Norris is talking about it. Our survey commissioned by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and, found that just over 1/5 of girls (21%) and just under 1/5 of boys (18%) have sent or posted nude […]

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My Parents are Still Hovering! When does this Helicopter Parenting stop? Boy oh Boy. Anytime I post something on helicopter parenting, the comment box goes nuts. Usually those who are commenting are the children themselves—the ones trying to get out from under their parents’ thumbs when it comes to going out, dating, and more. But […]


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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