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.

Predict the future with a test at age 5

Teachers are among the most caring and dedicated people I know.  However, through no fault of their own, they are using a curriculum that does little to help our kids be successful in life. If I was in charge of … Continue reading

3 things to know about therapy for kids

Many families are reluctant to seek psychotherapy for their kids, even though their children are experiencing serious problems. I understand parents’ hesitancy to commit to a process that appears ambiguous and confusing.   3 things that are important to know about … Continue reading

What are kids really thinking?

It’s not easy to figure out what our kids are really thinking and feeling. A survey conducted by Ellen Galinsky of youth ranging from 8 through 18 years of age gives us some surprising insights into their worlds. 1. Kids’ … Continue reading

The hidden dangers of high school athletics

Participation in high school sports results in significant risks to the mental health of our teens. Are the risks worth the benefits? Sports are great activities for our kids. Teens acquire skills from teammates and caring coaches that they can’t … Continue reading

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