Author Archive | Robert Myers, PhD

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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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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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