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 to do about an anxious child

Robbie’s life is unlike that of most ten-year-old boys. Although a good student and a well-behaved youngster, Robbie constantly worries about doing something wrong. When his mom causally asks if he finished his homework, Robbie leaves the breakfast table immediately … Continue reading

Dr. Ramey’s top six quotes from 2013

Here’s my list of notable quotes from 2013, offering an interesting perspective into our collective consciousness. “We are waiting to learn if someone is going to make us happy,” said by a woman waiting to hear if her bid to … Continue reading

How to be a better person in 2014

Most people aspire to be more, do more, and live more fulfilling lives.  We dream about being a better parent, having more money, exercising more often, and being more engaged with our kids and spouse. We want to enjoy every … Continue reading

Should my 10-year-old have a cell phone?

Question I’m recently divorced and ex-wife insists on giving a smart phone to our 10-year-old daughter for Christmas. My daughter doesn’t have the maturity or self-control to handle internet access. Do you think kids that age really need a cell … Continue reading

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