#65 How to Talk to Kids About Anything with Dr. Robyn Silverman

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Dr. Robyn Silverman


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I am delighted to share this episode with you. I met Robyn Silverman when I interviewed her for a parenting piece on toxic tween friends for Good Housekeeping. I was so impressed with her quick soundbites and media friendly insight and information, that I knew I had to have her as a guest when her book How to Talk to Kids About Anything was published. I’m so glad I did.

  • The genesis of this book [3:29]
  • Why parents should be addressing tough topics with their children [6:20]
  • Why yelling works sometimes [8:25]
  • The danger in outside sources of information such as TikTok [15:14]
  • Strategies she used to research the book [16:27]
  • Writing in a reader-friendly style [20:02]

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About Dr. Robyn Silverman

Known as the “Conversation Doc,” Dr. Robyn Silverman is a child and teen development specialist and author of the [forthcoming] book, How to Talk to Kids About Anything, as well as the host of the popular podcast of the same name. She is a cofounder of the Powerful Words Character System, which gives educators the talking points they need to help children become kind, responsible citizens of the world. Dr. Robyn has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show and Nightline and has been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, CNN.com, and many other publications. She lives with her husband, two kids and a fuzzy rescue dog who loves sunning himself on their front steps, even in the summer heat of North Carolina.¬†

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