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.

Predicting our kids’ futures

A 45-minute assessment of the brain health of three-year-olds predicted key aspects of their behaviors over the next 35 years according to research published in Nature Human Behaviour in 2016. The results of this study are either incredibly depressing or … Continue reading

The real impact of phony grades

Campuses can be a hazardous environment for our college students, given the alarming rate of sexual assaults, binge drinking, and drug usage.  There is yet another risk affecting many of our youth.  Rampant grade inflation is having a deleterious impact … Continue reading

How to avoid gender stereotypes

In a speech to elementary school children in Florida, NFL star quarterback Jameis Winston advised boys in the audience to be “strong, ” and the girls “are supposed to be silent, polite, gentle.” These gender stereotypes begin before birth and … Continue reading

What you can do about depression

Depression has increased from 8.7 percent to 11.3 percent among youth 12 to 20 years of age in the past 10 years according to research published in the November Journal of Pediatrics. Based on the self-report of over 175,000 adolescents, more … Continue reading

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