Author: Dr. Ramey

  • Dr. Ramey

    Dr. Ramey is the vice president for outpatient services at Dayton Children's 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.

The five elements of “happiness” – Lessons from The Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts have always been about a lot more than cookies and cookouts, and have recently revamped their recognition system to reflect the needs of young girls. The Scouts’ merit badges underwent their first major overall since 1987, with … Continue reading

How to raise children to live a long life

Living a long life involves a lot more than just eating well, exercising, and getting plenty of sleep.  Certain psychological and social traits may be the key to living into your 80s and beyond according to Howard Friedman and Leslie … Continue reading

How young is too young for therapy? Q & A with Dr. Ramey

Question What is the youngest that you can take a child to therapy?  My three-year-old girl has been a behavior problem since the day she was born.  I know she needs help, even though our pediatrician tells me she is … Continue reading

Dr. Ramey’s top 8 “notes and quotes” from 2011

The competition was intense, but here are my favorite quotes from the past year.    “You should be able to express yourself however you want to express yourself—your feelings, your emotions.  People get locked in and it just causes so … Continue reading

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