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 Cinderella bad for kid’s mental health?

On one level, the recent Disney version of Cinderella is absolutely delightful! This is a sweet movie of young Ella following her mom’s dying advice to “have courage and be kind,” even when confronted with adversity. Ella falls in love … Continue reading

How your child is misdirecting you

Kids and magicians have one thing in common. They are both masters of misdirection, focusing your attention away from what is really happening. A magician uses words or body movements to manipulate your focus away from where the “magic” is … Continue reading

The secret your child could be hiding

Having discovered that their eight-year-old daughter had been sexually molested by a teenage male in the neighborhood, Amy’s parents did all the right things. They believed her story and offered her lots of support. They cooperated with the investigation and … Continue reading

“Sharenting” Do you share too much online?

For years, parents have warned their kids about the risks of revealing too much information on Facebook and Twitter. Now it’s time for kids to have the same concerns about their parents. Both moms and dads are frequent users of … Continue reading

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