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.

Letting kids be kids during recess

  Historically, school recess has been one of the few times during the day when our kids’ activities are not overly organized, supervised and controlled by adults. There are plenty of risks in letting kids be kids. A lot of … Continue reading

Which parenting style do you use?

Which of the following best describes your approach to raising your children? Permissive – These types of parents tend to be very warm, engaging and accepting of their children. They encourage their kids to make their own decisions. They avoid using … Continue reading

4 ways for parents to handle tough times

Some families I work with are going through some of the toughest challenges of their lives. In addition to having problems with their kids, many parents report financial difficulties and marital dissatisfaction. This trifecta of issues frequently results in intense … Continue reading

Could social media be causing lonliness?

Michele’s parents were concerned about their daughter’s possible addiction to Facebook.  However, after meeting with this teen, it was clear that the parents had mistaken a symptom with an underlying problem. Michele’s use of social media was not the problem; … Continue reading

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