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Robert Myers, PhD

Robert Myers, PhD is the author of the following books, available on Amazon:

Dr. Myers is the author of more than a dozen articles on our site.


Dr. Myers is a child psychologist with more than 35 years of experience working with children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD – ADHD) and learning disabilities.

He is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at UC Irvine School of Medicine.

“Dr. Bob” has provided practical information for parents as a radio talk show host and as editor of Child Development Institute’s website, childdevelopmentinfo.com.


Dr. Myers earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.

A Word from Robert Myers, PhD

“You can ‘agree to disagree’ on various topics with your child. It’s healthy to allow disagreements in your home because it teaches your child that his or her opinions matter, and that people can love each other even if they don’t see everything the same way.”

Media Mentions

Dr. Myers was featured in the It’s Rainmaking Time! podcast with Kim Greenhouse.

He was quoted in A Closer Look: Diet’s role in treating ADHD debated by Jill U. Adams in the Los Angeles Times.

Articles by Robert Myers, PhD

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5 Back-To-School Tips for Your ADD or ADHD Child



For children and teens with ADD or ADHD, summer can be a much–needed and most–appreciated break, with many taking a “drug holiday” from their medications and enjoying the freedom from school schedules and homework. Life is manageable. The start of a new school year, though, often means added anxiety and stress for the whole family.... Read more »

ADHD in Girls: Why It’s Going Undiagnosed and Untreated



If your daughter is struggling academically, socially and behaviorally, you are undoubtedly worried, frustrated and wondering why all of this is happening. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder could be the root of the problem. Studies indicate that as many as 75% of girls with ADHD are not diagnosed. Having your daughter assessed for ADHD now—even if... Read more »

6 Brain Training Exercises for Children and Teens


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When you look at kids and people in general, it’s easy to see that we all have differences in our “wiring,” in how our brains work. As a parent, you see these differences between your children every day. Your son is great at figuring out how long it will take him to write that English... Read more »

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5 Focus Exercises for ADHD Kids



ADHD is a "brain difference." Kids with ADHD have some significant differences in their cognitive ability, emotional sensitivity and activity level when compared to other children. What this means is that their “skill set” is different from 95% of the children in their class. Their working memory is often not as well-developed as it might... Read more »

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Effective Consequences for ADHD Kids



Imagine this scene: Your 7–year–old won’t stop teasing his little sister. You give him a 10 minute time out, but he refuses to comply and has a total meltdown. Or suppose you tell your 13–year–old to do her homework and stop texting her friend or else she will lose TV privileges for the week. She... Read more »

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7 Reasons Why Nagging Doesn’t Work



No one starts out wanting to be a nag -- it just seems to happen.  If you're the parent of an ADD or ADHD child, it can even become second nature, since these kids get distracted easily and are often forgetful. It may seem like reminding your child to do his homework is a good... Read more »

8 Secret Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD



For the parents of a child with ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—everyday tasks turn into battles—from getting the child out the door in the morning to getting him to bed at night. My son was diagnosed with ADHD at age 6, so I remember what it was like to have a daily tug of... Read more »

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Parenting an ADHD Child: 10 Ways to Improve Their Behavior



Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often difficult to parent. They have trouble understanding directions. They have trouble with social situations. And those with hyperactivity issues are usually in a constant state of activity. It's an understatement to say that parenting kids with ADHD is a special challenge. In my 25 years as... Read more »

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