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.

Kids aren’t little adutls

 Kids aren’t little adults. While the physical differences are obvious, the psychological ones are not, particularly as kids and teens appear more sophisticated than previous generations. Here are a few key differences.  1.) More Egocentric. Children experience the world from … Continue reading

Helping a child deal with loss

Loss is an inevitable part of life. Kids can experience intense feelings about the death of a parent or relative, or even a family pet.  When a child’s relationship ends abruptly, the impact can be particularly devastating. With the help … Continue reading

Letting kids be kids during recess

  Historically, school recess has been one of the few times during the day when our kids’ activities are not overly organized, supervised and controlled by adults. There are plenty of risks in letting kids be kids. A lot of … Continue reading

Which parenting style do you use?

Which of the following best describes your approach to raising your children? Permissive - These types of parents tend to be very warm, engaging and accepting of their children. They encourage their kids to make their own decisions. They avoid using … Continue reading

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