Entries by Robyn Silverman

Dear friend: Be sweet to yourself

Dear sweet friend, We can often be so hard on ourselves. Perhaps our inner voice tells us we aren’t good enough, smart enough, good-looking enough, thin enough, driven enough, and countless other “enoughs” we feel we don’t or can’t reach. On this day, the 11th anniversary of my dear father’s death, I want you to […]

Why you MUST let your children fail

What is the gift of failure? “Really Gift of Failure is…about fostering intrinsic motivation in kids—getting kids to want to do something for the sake of the thing itself.” ~Jessica Lahey, The Gift of Failure When children don’t have the opportunity to fail when they are young and stakes are low, they don’t have the […]