Entries by Robyn Silverman

“I hate you!” Six Tips to Help Parents Deal with Their Child’s Angry Words

“I hate you!” No…your child’s body has not been taken over by aliens.  You do not need to clean out your ears. That’s right.  You heard it correctly. Any person who has ever said that “words will never hurt you” never had their child say “I hate you” to his face. You know.  It has […]

Parents forget child at Chuck E Cheese: 10 parenting tips for safety and preparation

I can’t believe I’m saying this…Parents are forgetting their kids at the children’s play place, Chuck E. Cheese’s.  While this may sounds like the makings of a Saturday Night Live skit to you, it’s actually the truth. Yesterday, Good Morning America called me to do a piece (which was squashed at the final hour) about […]

International Women’s Day: What Stands in the Way of More Women Leaders?

It’s International Women’s Day—a day to reflect on the amazing women and girls in our lives but also to ponder what’s to come for the up and coming women in the world. As the mother of a young girl and a speaker who works with girls and women with regard to leadership, confidence, mentoring, and […]

Ask Dr. Robyn: How Can I Help My Child Show More Courage?

Courage is the Powerful Word of the Month! How do we encourage our children to try new things? Meet new people? Stand up for what they believe in?  Dr. Robyn Silverman, child and teen development specialist, answers one reader’s question about developing courage in her child. Several tips are provided– which ones resonate with you? […]

Dr. Robyn introduces the Powerful Word of the Month: Courage!

Happy March! The powerful word of the month is courage! Let’s help our children (and ourselves) face fears and challenges with determination. Courage Quotes: “A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” –John Maxwell “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day […]