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.

How to stay connected with your teen

Staying emotionally engaged with our children is one of the most important and satisfying parts of being a parent. It’s also one of the most difficult, particularly as our kids get older. We want to understand their lives, and try … Continue reading

5 things to know about therapy

The decision to seek mental health assistance is a tough one for many parents. Here is what you can expect. 1.Therapy is work.  You are seeking help because you are feeling overwhelmed and want someone to really appreciate your situation. … Continue reading

2 min. of advice to college students

From the time I took Mr. Mike’s Western Civilization course in high school, I was certain I wanted to be a history teacher. Mr. Mike walked constantly around the room, enthralling a class of freshman boys with accounts of the … Continue reading

Dealing with childhood depression

For children suffering from childhood depression, an approach called “Behavioral Activation” offers promising hope of an effective treatment for this serious disorder. Behavioral Activation focuses attention on changing the child’s behavior, rather than on their feelings or thoughts. Consistent with … Continue reading

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