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Author Archive | Robert Myers, PhD

Help – My Child Hits Me

Parents understand that very young children can’t communicate with words. Many young children, however, will use other means to try to get their needs across. This may mean crying, throwing a temper tantrum and even hitting. While you may expect some of this behavior from a toddler, what do you do when the hitting continues […]

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Nickelodeon Creates Kid Fitness for Wii

Great news for parents.  Nickelodeon has just launched a new product which provides kids with an innovative and fun way to help them kick-start a healthy and active lifestyle alongside their favorite Nickelodeon characters. Nickelodeon Fit was created to motivate and engage children to participate in a series of exercises featuring their beloved characters from […]

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The Anger Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anger and Frustration

Where to buy: www.amazon.com If you have teenagers or work with teenagers, I am sure you are familiar with their sometimes sudden outbursts of anger. There are many factors that can cause anger and rage, from stress at school and home or problems with friends. Depending on the severity of your teen’s outbursts, it might […]

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“Because” Just Isn’t the Answer

Children are inquisitive by nature. When they are younger, it’s usually because they want to better understand something. When they are older, it’s because they want to better understand why you think something is important and why they should also feel the same way. Regardless of their age, it’s imperative that when setting forth the […]

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Autism, Asperger’s and Family Life

In the Parenting section of our website, we try to talk about topics of interest to all parents rather than parents facing one particular issue.  But this month, our article turns the scope on families dealing with Autistic Spectrum conditions.  Specifically, our goal this month is to understand some things that happen to other members […]

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Nearly One Million Kindergarten Children Per Year Misdiagnosed With ADHD

According to a recent study by a Michigan State University economist, nearly one million children in kindergarten in the United States are misdiagnosed with ADHD.  The study attributes this to the disparity of ages in a kindergarten classroom.  Most kindergarten classrooms have children who are either 5 or 6 years old.  The study shows that […]

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