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Author Archive | Robert Myers, PhD

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Summer Activities To Do with Dad

What are some outdoor activities your children can plan with Dad? Consider the following ideas. Camping – This is one great activity for children to enjoy with their fathers or other significant men in their lives. Does it mean you have to pack up a car, drive a long distance and find a secluded campground […]

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How Music Provides Stress Relief for ADHD Kids and Their Parents

Having a little bit of music in your life every day can be good for reducing stress and anxiety.  Research and experience has shown that calming music can provide stress relief for children and adults.  This is good news for parents of ADHD kids.  Select music that you like that is calming in nature, rather […]

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ADHD in the Classroom: What to Do When the Teacher Has Concerns

When a child has been having problems in the classroom, such as not completing assignments, fidgeting in their seat, not paying attention, or talking during class, their teacher may begin to think ADHD.  I’ve heard of a few cases where a teacher asked a parent to take their child to their doctor to get ADHD […]

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Mental Health and Teens: Five Danger Signs to Watch Out For

The teenage years can be difficult ones. Teens are going through significant cognitive developments that can influence not only their behavior but also their mood. It’s a time when mental health issues can arise. Knowing what to look out for can help parents catch problems early on. Extreme or Dramatic Changes in Behavior Teens are […]

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Teach Your Child Resiliency with These Tips

Every parent wants their child to be resilient. Ask any child psychology or child development expert how valuable resiliency is and he or she will confirm that it is important. First, let’s take a look at what being resilient means. In basic terms, being resilient means the ability to rebound or spring back to original […]

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Dads Signs Your Relationship Is Secure with Your Son or Daughter

Dads, Signs Your Relationship Is Secure With Your Son or Daughter

  A child’s relationship with their father is an important one. When the relationship is secure, the child is able to successfully move through the stages of development. When a relationship is insecure, it can cause behavior issues, problems developing satisfying relationships, and hardships into adulthood. What Is a Secure Relationship? A secure relationship with […]

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Is Dad Too Overbearing? How It Can Affect the Long Term Child/Parent Relationship

  There are many different parenting styles. There’s the parent that lets their child basically raise themselves. They’re too permissive and the child has no direction or structure. There’s also what’s commonly called an overbearing parent. Psychologists call this the “Authoritarian” parenting style and it can have a negative long term impact on your relationship […]

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