Author Archive | Robert Myers, PhD

New Study Finds That Less Screen Time Results in Happier Teens_mini

New Study Finds That Less Screen Time Results in Happier Teens

Since 1991, the psychological well-being of teenagers (self-esteem, life satisfaction, and happiness) along with the amount of time teens spent in various activities has been researched using a national sample of 1.1 million adolescents in grades 8, 10 and 12. The study found that the happiness level of the teens in the survey dropped significantly […]

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Talking to Your Teen About Depression in the Wake of ’13 Reasons Why’

Talking to your teen is often difficult in the first place, and bringing up a touchy subject like depression makes it even harder. But at the same time, many parents rightfully feel it necessary to discuss what the media is saying about these types of issues, especially now that the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has […]

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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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