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.

Is your preschooler normal?

All preschoolers exhibit some behavior problems. For most children, age brings maturity and a decrease in their difficulties. For other kids, early problems are predictors of future troubles. How can you tell the difference? That simple question is difficult to … Continue reading

Stop petting puppies

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

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