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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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A Family Vacation Might Be Just What Everyone Needs

No one can say this winter hasn’t been the worst on record. You’ve been indoors so long you need a change of scenery. Taking a family vacation not only rejuvenates, but allows the family to breathe, take in sites, engage in activities you’ve never been part of before, and meet people from another city or […]

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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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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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