This morning I was on the set up for a segment on Dara-Lynn Weiss- the mother who was made famous for publicly putting her daughter, age 7, on a diet. Her daughter’s doctor had told Dara-Lynn that her daughter was obese and was immediately put on a strict diet of limited foods and counting calories. […]


These days, the word “fat” comes with a lot of baggage.  Studies tell us that fat is continually associated with unflattering words like lazy, ugly, blameworthy, gross, and unpopular.  But it wasn’t always that way.  If you look at some of the vintage ads, thin was definitely NOT always in. “Enjoy life!” “Put on 5 […]


Do all disordered thoughts end when you decide that you no longer want to succumb to the weight of Eating Disorders?  Rebecca Tishman, our resident teen blogger who has detailed her recovery for over a year now here at DrRobynSilverman.com, admits a hard truth: She still struggles but thankfully, she’s stronger than her eating disorder.  […]


Eating Disorders. The Recovery process is a hard road and the length of struggle varies depending on the person. Many wouldn’t dispute that there is no silver bullet.  What may be controversial is my colleague, Jenni Schaefer’s concept that one can indeed recover fully from an Eating Disorder. But more and more, those who have […]

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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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Latest Reviews of Good Girls Don’t Get Fat

by DrRobyn on October 25, 2010

This book is absolutely amazing, and I strongly recommend it to everyone. One of the things I admire most about Good Girls Don’t Get Fat is that it doesn’t just talk about how bad things are, it gives concrete suggestions for improvement! That’s what we need. The book is available in any format you can […]


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 […]


……………… I know it’s only Monday morning but I’m pissed. I mean, isn’t this what we’ve been saying all along? There are so many things wrong with this situation I’m wondering where to start. My mind is reeling and I’m praying that this won’t happen to another young girl—but it will.  And having a daughter, […]


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“No one wants to see curvy women,” Karl Lagerfeld, as