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.

What does it really mean to be stressed?

When I first read about the recent events at some college campuses, I thought it was a joke. One university held “post-election self-care events” with therapy dogs and coloring books for their students. Others had Legos, bubbles, and food available … Continue reading

Why preparing kids for failure is so important

A middle school student is more likely to die from suicide than from a motor vehicle accident, according to data just released from the Centers of Disease Control. The prevalence rate of suicide among kids 10 to 14 years of … Continue reading

Why you should take a moment for yourself

When is the last time you told your child that you were not going to some select sports activity because you wanted more time for yourself?  Your need for sleep was more important than taking your child to a sporting … Continue reading

What Miley, Trump and Kaepernick have in common

Please don’t tell me you are having problems talking with your teen. Media coverage of the following topics gives you an easy entry into your child’s world. Miley Cyrus declares she is pansexual. Most people haven’t even heard of the … Continue reading

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