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.

These are not the top child health problems

Childhood obesity, bullying, and drug abuse are the top child health problems, according to respondents to a national survey for Mott’s Children’s Hospital in Michigan. The survey participants got it wrong on two of those priorities.  Their responses are more … Continue reading

An open letter to college freshman

Your freshman year in college is a time of many changes and challenges. It’s an incredibly exciting time in your life, but there are lots of pitfalls. Many of you will encounter serious problems during this journey, and 40 percent … Continue reading

Predict the future with a test at age 5

Teachers are among the most caring and dedicated people I know.  However, through no fault of their own, they are using a curriculum that does little to help our kids be successful in life. If I was in charge of … Continue reading

3 things to know about therapy for kids

Many families are reluctant to seek psychotherapy for their kids, even though their children are experiencing serious problems. I understand parents’ hesitancy to commit to a process that appears ambiguous and confusing.   3 things that are important to know about … Continue reading

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