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 […]

Dr. Robyn’s Monday Morning Quick Tip!

Monday morning! I hope you are thinking about the highlights of your weekend– the sweet moments and the times that gave you peace or smiles, however far between. I know that life can get hard sometimes. Not all of it- but some of it. The kids don’t always behave. Those great events you planned for? […]

Emma Thompson Calls Out Hollywood for Weight Pressure: Dr. Robyn Silverman on Good Morning America

We need people in the limelight to speak up about weight obsession, body image and eating disorders. Thankfully, more and more people have been stepping up. I was on Good Morning America this morning- talking about just that. Most recently, Emma Thompson, award-winning actress, calls the weight pressures in Hollywood “evil.” She told the Swedish […]

The ABCs of De-Stressing: From Parenting to Work

Trying to cope with a toddler tantrum on an hour’s worth of sleep? Battling with your teen about staying out to late? Nobody said that parenting was going to be easy, but come on! Don’t you wish that someone gave you the manual for parenting and stress management when your little bundle of joy was […]