Author Archive | Robert Myers, PhD

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How Parents Can Help Children & Teens Cope With The Stress of The Election Results

We have all lived through an extremely stressful election cycle regardless of our political position.  The media including mainstream, social media and other sources advocating specific and controversial points of view have had a tremendous impact because emotional appeals rather than rational opinions based on issues have predominated.  Some of the rhetoric from the candidates […]

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Helping Your Child with Situational Anxiety

Helping Your Child Cope with Situational Anxiety

For children of any age, anxiety can strike without warning. Typically, children experience symptoms of anxiety when in new situations, when there is a perception of potential pain, or when your child fears that they will be separated from you. Routine visits to medical professionals, drop-offs at school, or other changes to your child’s daily […]

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Cyber Bullying

Parenting in the 21st Century: Recognizing the Signs of Cyber-Bullying

A generation ago bullying was largely confined to the playground, but in the 21st century this kind of intimidating and unacceptable behavior is as likely to come through a computer screen as on the swing set. Cyber-bullying may take place in the ethereal space of the online world, but it is no less damaging than […]

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5 Reasons You Should Read to Your Child Every Night

By the time you’ve tucked your kids away in bed you’re usually ready for a well-earned rest! But before you plant that final kiss there’s one more thing you need to do: read a bedtime story. The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research and The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital all say both literacy and numeracy […]

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How What You Say and How You Say It May Affect Your Child's Temperament (4)

How What You Say and How You Say It May Affect Your Child’s Temperament

The results of a recent experimental study published in the March 2016 issue of Developmental Psychology found that not only what we say but how we say it may affect the development of emotional traits of a child starting at a very young age.  We once thought that how a person was wired (temperament) was […]

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Self Esteem and Your Child’s Motivation

  Have you ever thought about your child’s future and said something like, “I don’t mind if they’re never rich and famous so long as they’re happy”? Some parents want their children to feel good about themselves first; some adults will teach their children that self-worth comes from reaching goals. In fact, a good sense […]

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