Author: Dr. Ramey

  • Dr. Ramey

    Dr. Ramey is the executive director of the Dayton Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Mental Health Resources and writes FamilyWise, a weekly parenting column in the Dayton Daily News that is distributed through the New York Times wire service. He is also a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

How to change kids’ self-defeating behavior

The problems exhibited by 9-year-old Zach were not particularly unusual. He fought with his twin brother, made lots of errors on his homework, and didn’t get along with kids on his baseball team. These issues were fairly easy to resolve. … Continue reading

The most effective learning strategies

Kids learn somewhat differently.  Many educators try to adjust their teaching style to their students’ preferred learning modality, typically categorized as either auditory, visual or kinesthetic.  When teachers connect with their students’ best way of learning, kids are more likely … Continue reading

Behaviors you shouldn’t ignore

I spend lots of time talking with parents about how to get their kids to clean their rooms, complete their homework, and do routine household chores. I understand why these things matter to parents.  They are important in some ways. … Continue reading

Predicting our kids’ futures

A 45-minute assessment of the brain health of three-year-olds predicted key aspects of their behaviors over the next 35 years according to research published in Nature Human Behaviour in 2016. The results of this study are either incredibly depressing or … Continue reading

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