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.

6 common false beliefs about ourselves

Believing something doesn’t make it true. In my sessions with kids and families, I routinely listen to ideas that people believe or feelings that they experience that simply aren’t true. Here are the most common misunderstandings I hear in my … Continue reading

Don’t treat your kids like little adults

I get lots of questions from parents who needlessly worry about their children’s normal behavior. Kids think, feel, and act in ways that are usually perfectly normal due to their age. 1. Kids make mistakes, lots of them. Children do … Continue reading

The 4 traits of success graduation speech

I’ve never been asked to give a graduation speech, but I have one ready in the unlikely event I’m ever invited to speak about the science of success. Here’s what I’d say. “As most of you have discovered, loving adults … Continue reading

Is time out bad for your kids?

Time out has recently been described by several experts as a humiliating and “deeply wounding” punishment technique that should never be used in disciplining children. These ridiculous comments are based upon the following. 1. “Time out teaches kids that they … Continue reading

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