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.

Will my 7 year old be addicted to drugs?

Question I know that many kids in high school experiment with drugs, which terrifies me given my own problems as a teen. My daughter is only seven-years-old but can I do anything now to help prevent her from getting addicted … Continue reading

7 myths you’ll never believe aren’t true

We all know that it is a myth that vaccines cause autism, George Washington had wooden teeth, and the Chicago Cubs will win a world series. Here are more myths from my world of psychology. Helping your children feel good … Continue reading

Do you believe these psychology myths?

There was a time when I believed that chewing gum stayed in your stomach for seven years, fortune cookies were invented in China, and the Boston Red Sox would never win a world series. Here are more myths from the … Continue reading

What Google search reveals about families

Google’s autocomplete function provides some interesting if unscientific insights into American families and the profile isn’t very complimentary. As you type a word in the search box, google automatically suggests phrases to assist your research efforts. Google reports that these … Continue reading

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