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Robert Myers, PhD

Dr. Myers is a Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist. He has been licensed in California since 1980. Dr. Myers earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. His career activities include 20 years in private practice, staff psychologist at children’s hospital, and clinical director of inpatient and outpatient services at several psychiatric facilities. He currently is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at UC Irvine School of Medicine. During his career as a child psychologist, Dr. Myers has devoted much of his time to providing Parent Education as a public speaker, radio talk show host, and guest expert on local and national radio and television shows. He is the author of Total Focus and The Well-Balanced Family. Media Contact.

The Four Keys to Unlocking a Great School Year for the Whole Family

It’s that time of year when school has already started for some kids and will be starting soon for others. Back to school is a …

5 Ways to Help Your Child Become More Independent

As children grow older, they should be given more responsibility. You’re not doing your children any favors when you perform basic tasks for them. In fact, …

Attention Parents: Recent Neuroscience Says Your Teen Still Needs YOU

For some parents, parenting teens conjures up feelings and beliefs that raising an adolescent is challenging and fraught with conflicts and negative emotions. However, an …

Family Life is Important for Kid’s Mental Health and Adjustment

All parents have the goal of raising happy, healthy, well-adjusted children. Most parents look for information online and from books and other resources related to …

More Guidelines & Research Out on Kids’ Screen Time – How Should Parents Respond?

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization released new guidelines recommending no screen time at all for children under 2 and no more than one hour …

Calm Parents Are Better Able to Help Children Handle Frustration

What is your response when your child is frustrated? Does your child’s frustration lead to your own frustration? Let’s say you’re in a hurry to …

Music Is an Important Ingredient for Child Development and Parent-Child Relationships

Several recent articles in scientific journals point to the wide range of significant effects that learning and listening to music has on the brain development …

Recent Research Says 95% of US Kids and Teens Are Overdoing Screen-Time: A Family Approach May Be The Solution

A new study states that only 5% of teens in the USA are following recommended guidelines for screen time, sleep and physical activity. The study …

It’s Not Too Late! New Year’s Resolutions for Parents and Kids They Can Stick to That Will Make Life Better

It’s that time of year again when we take time to reassess where we are in our lives and based on that assessment, make what …

What 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 …

World Health Organization Adds Video Game Addiction to Its List of Disorders

On June 18th, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially added Video Game Addiction to its publication, The International Classification of Diseases (ICD). While the United …

Developmental Advantages Connected to Early Swimming

Children who learn to swim by the age of five gain significant developmental advantages compared with kids who don’t start the activity at a young …

Tips for Encouraging Open Communication in the Home

Open communication results in each family member feeling loved and respected. It also makes it easier to handle conflicts when they arise. The basics of …

Family Connectedness: One of the Keys to a Positive Family Environment

Connectedness is the mutual emotional bond between parents and children that lasts over time. Connectedness creates a sense of belonging and feeling safe and secure. …

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 …

Screen Time vs. Reading: How They Affect Your Child’s Brain

A recent study conducted by researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation looked at differences in brain activity comparing the times children spent on screens …