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.

What Miley, Trump and Kaepernick have in common

Please don’t tell me you are having problems talking with your teen. Media coverage of the following topics gives you an easy entry into your child’s world. Miley Cyrus declares she is pansexual. Most people haven’t even heard of the … Continue reading

Talking about sexuality

Adolescence can be difficult, but extraordinarily more so for our gay, lesbian, and bisexual teens, according to a study just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Compared with their heterosexual peers, sexual minority youth are significantly more … Continue reading

3 tips to use regret in a helpful way

Jessica regretted wasting her entire life.  She had a horrible relationship with her two wonderful parents. She had done poorly in high school, and now had few skills to get a meaningful job. She had been in a myriad of … Continue reading

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

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