Author Archive | Robert Myers, PhD

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

  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 with […]

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How Language Development Helps or Hurts ADHD Kids After The Third Grade

Having ADHD does not itself cause a delay in language development.  However, children diagnosed with ADHD have about at 50% chance of having one or more learning disabilities including delays in expressive or receptive language.  They also may have difficulty with reading, writing or written language.  I feel it is important that children suspected of […]

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Things Not to Say to Your Kids

It would be nice if parents and children were perfect. There would never be an occasion for parents to get frustrated with their children because their children would never misbehave. Unfortunately, parents and children are human and they aren’t perfect. When you’re a parent and you get frustrated, you may say something to your child […]

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