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.

This isn’t microaggression. It’s life.

There is an insidious virus spreading across our college campuses affecting the mental health of our kids, and parents may be largely to blame. Just like the impact of a virus in your computer, this viral mindset is destructive to … Continue reading

6 factors for knowing who to trust

As a ten-year-old boy, I’d hang around our backyard after supper looking for our neighbor Frank. He was a rather large but quiet man who seemed to spend most of his time working in his garden. About once a week, … Continue reading

Kids aren’t little adults

 Kids aren’t little adults. While the physical differences are obvious, the psychological ones are not, particularly as kids and teens appear more sophisticated than previous generations. Here are a few key differences.  1.) More Egocentric. Children experience the world from … Continue reading

Helping a child deal with loss

Loss is an inevitable part of life. Kids can experience intense feelings about the death of a parent or relative, or even a family pet.  When a child’s relationship ends abruptly, the impact can be particularly devastating. With the help … Continue reading

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