Author: Dr. Ramey

  • Dr. Ramey

    Dr. Ramey is the vice president for outpatient services at Dayton Children's 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.

The lie behind “If you dream it, you can be it”

My speech to a group of high school students about careers in psychology was preceded by an inspirational video presented by another speaker. “If you dream it, you can be it” was the affirmation to these high school seniors. The … Continue reading

How do kids manage stress?

When feeling overwhelmed, most children would rather do something rather than talk about their problems with a peer or parent.  Based upon a survey of 875 nine to 13 year old youngsters conducted by the Nemours Found/KidsHealth, the most frequent … Continue reading

Do mommy bloggers share too much?

Regular readers of this column know that I rarely relate incidents about my own three children. The reason is simple. Their right to privacy is more important than my need to tell an interesting story. While I do write about … Continue reading

Gossip in an electronic world

Young teenage girls (ages 12-13) are more likely than any other group to have negative experiences with other teens on the Internet according to a recent study published by the Pew Research Center. About 33% of these girls report that … Continue reading

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