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.

Confirmation Bias

A friend of mine remarked that he gets his news from only one network because “…they report things that support what I believe.” Psychologists call this “confirmation bias,” the tendency to selectively pay attention to information that reinforces our existing … Continue reading

3 ways to raise tough kids

If you want your children to be successful, raise them to be emotionally and mentally tough. Tough people don’t get upset easily.  They are resilient in the face of adversity. They are great problem solvers, focusing on ways to deal … Continue reading

Why boredom is not a problem to be solved

“I’m bored,” whether uttered by a four or fourteen year-old, usually prompts parents to become entertainers and event planners. I guess someone wrote that our job description included being responsible for making sure that our kids never experience boredom. This … Continue reading

These are not the top child health problems

Childhood obesity, bullying, and drug abuse are the top child health problems, according to respondents to a national survey for Mott’s Children’s Hospital in Michigan. The survey participants got it wrong on two of those priorities.  Their responses are more … Continue reading

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