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.

Are you using the right type of praise?

The benefits of praising good behavior are a fundamental tenet of virtually every parenting book.  However, how you praise your toddler significantly impacts their behavior several years later according to research soon to be published in Child Development by Elizabeth … Continue reading

Questions on co-bedding and temper tantrums

Question             My husband and I are big fans of co-bedding with our kids. Our son slept in our bed until he was five, and our four-year-old daughter sleeps with us most every night. My daughter now wants to sleep … Continue reading

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

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