About Sylvia Rimm

Sylvia Rimm

Sylvia Rimm

Dr. Rimm speaks and publishes internationally on family and school approaches to guiding children toward achievement.  She is a dynamic speaker who fascinates audiences, speaking on many topics, tailoring her educational talks to the special themes of the audience.  Her newspaper column, Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids, is syndicated nationally through Creators Syndicate.  A favorite personality on public radio for many years, Dr. Rimm was a longtime contributing correspondent on NBC's Today and Weekend Today.

Dr. Rimm understands that parenting is more challenging now than ever before.  Many parents and educators seek Dr. Rimm's help through her books and tapes.  Among the favorites are:

Growing Up Too Fast: The Rimm Report on the Secret World of America’s Middle Schoolers

Rescuing the Emotional Lives of Overweight Children

See Jane Win: The Rimm Report on How 1000 Girls Became Successful Women
CA New York Times Best-Seller . . . and featured on Oprah!

How Jane Won: 55 Successful Women Share How They Grew From Ordinary Girls to Successful Women

See Jane Win For Girl: A Smart Girl’s Guide to Success 

Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child

How to Parent So Children Will Learn  

Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades

Raising Preschoolers

# "Dr. Rimm is a welcome voice of calm and reason someone who offers practical advice, with almost immediate results.  She's a guardian angel for families who need a little or a lot of guidance."
Katie Couric, NBC Today Show

# "These books are smart and caring and full of insight.  I've read parts again and again."
Jacquelyn Mitchard, Journalist & Author of The Deep End of the Ocean

# "The kind of down-to-earth advice parents desperately seek when struggling to motivate their under-achievers."
The Washington Post

# " . . .The book (See Jane Win) is a fascinating look at why people become who they are...Parents will take away many practical tips and good advice on how to encourage their daughters to aim high."
Los Angeles Times

# How Jane Won is a great book for our daughters. It's a road map to living an extraordinary life."'
Ann Curry, NBC Today Show

# "Mix of common sense, ethics and commitment to kids earns Sylvia Rimm respect."   
Cleveland Plain Dealer

# "Only two, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and Dr. Penelope Leach, have achieved near Spocklike popularity with parents . . . In her own mild-mannered way, Dr. Rimm is scrambling to pull ahead of the pack."
The New York Times

# ". . . A wise and sensitive observer of children."
Jerome Kagan, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

# "This practical and wise book is a good selection for public libraries and . . . is sure to be popular."
Library Journal

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Teen Needs to Take Parenting Role Early Mar 30, 2016

Q: I live in Nigeria and am a single parent of a 15-year-old daughter. If I could live my life over again, I'd not experiment with sex so early. We live with my mum because I don't earn enough money to rent a place of my own. While reading a parentin... Read More


Child Frightened After Choking on Hamburger Mar 27, 2016

Q: My 10-year-old granddaughter used to eat well but choked on a hamburger a year ago. Since then, she's been afraid to eat almost everything, except select foods like macaroni and cheese, peanut butter sandwiches and ice cream. She eats very little.... Read More


Mom Angry About Bullying Mar 23, 2016

Q: My son is being bullied on the bus and at school, and I am angry. He's a perfectly normal second grader. Nothing in his appearance or behavior should make him stand out in any way. Yet he's been called terrible names, and even punched repeatedly b... Read More


Family Benefits From Adventure Mar 20, 2016

Q: My husband and I have raised a successful large family with five kids who are launched to college and careers, but our youngest is still in middle school. We have lived in the same rambling house, in the same small town, working in the same career... Read More