Teens

I was interviewed for Today.com about “selfies,” photos we take of ourselves and then post online usually to see how many “likes” and positive comments it garners.  While we know celebrities do it (Miley Cyrus ranks #1 for number of selfies on twitter)– why are teens turning to posting selfies for public satisfaction? Teens are […]

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I was on the Today Show this morning talking about teens and sexting.  A new study suggests that boys are sexting more than ever–  aiming to get the attention of girls in profoundly inappropriate ways.  Here are some questions parents have asked me– and some answers that I hope will be helpful to you as […]

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I’m stuck. What’s left of me now…nothing stops.  I have nobody. I need someone. Amanda Todd, a once, promising happy young Canadian girl committed bullycide on Wednesday after relentless, senseless attacks– physical, emotional and psychological– over several years followed her from town to town. Her horrible story is hauntingly told in a youtube video with […]

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Navigating new friendships can feel complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.  Whether you are 3, 13, 33 or 63, certain rules of friendship are constant.  Here are some things I teach my children and also, remind myself of to this day: (1) Allow great friendships to happen organically: We may feel lonely. And we […]

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The powerful word of the month is accountability! Accountability is all about keeping our promises and commitments while also taking care of our mistakes.  It’s important to allow our children and teens to be accountable for themselves (while still being age appropriate) so that they learn (1) Making mistakes is not the end of the […]

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Dear Dr. Robyn, My daughter often seems a bit timid when it comes to doing things on her own.  She asks me to help her do things even when she can probably do them by herself.  I admit that I find myself doing many things for her. How do I get her to be more […]

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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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Integrity is a very powerful word as all character is based on integrity– being true to yourself and others. What does respect or kindness mean if it’s based on insincerity? Integrity is the congruence between how we act and who we really are.  What an important word to teach and model to our children! Integrity […]

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Today’s Reviews of Marianne Russo This review is from: Good Girls Don’t Get Fat: How Weight Obsession Is Messing Up Our Girls and How We Can Help Them Thrive Despite It (Paperback) Good Girl’s Don’t Get Fat is a tremendous edition to any parenting book library. The view of beauty is taught not innate. Who […]

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I had this video in my heart for a long time as I wrote my book,

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