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.

The happiest kids in the world

Children living in the Netherlands are the happiest kids in the world according to a 2013 UNICEF report, with American kids ranking 26th out of the 29 industrialized countries in the study. This conclusion is based upon UNICEF’s evaluation of … Continue reading

7 small changes you can make for the new year

It’s only a few weeks into 2017, but you’ve already come to an uncomfortable and familiar realization. New Year’s resolutions result in more guilt and depression than achievement. Forget about the big aspirations for a transformational do-over. They don’t work. … Continue reading

Are teen drug use levels improving?

Drug use among our teens is at its lowest level since 1975 according to a report just released by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Based upon a survey of 45,473 high school students, “The results show a continued long-term … Continue reading

Notes & quotes from 2016

Here are some of my favorite quotes and notes from this past year. “Never let someone tell you that your dreams aren’t realistic,” proclaimed Portland Blazers basketball star CJ McCollum.  I so dislike these “follow your dreams” platitudes. They sound … Continue reading

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