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.

Supervising your child’s digital world

Should you secretly monitor your child’s text messages, phone calls and social media activities in order to keep them safe? That’s a dilemma confronted by parents as they try to balance safety with honoring their child’s privacy and independence. A … Continue reading

Why these inspirational quotes are wrong

Inspirational quotes, intended to motivate or encourage, are often nothing more than psychological gibberish masquerading as profound truths. They sound nice, but mean nothing. “If you dream it, you can do it.” I love Mickey Mouse, but this assertion by … Continue reading

2 things moms and dad MUST agree on

A recent Pew Research Study on parenting confirmed what most kids already know. Moms and dads treat their kids differently. Based on a survey of 1,807 parents, moms reported a higher frequency of being overprotective, giving in too quickly, and … Continue reading

3 common mistakes kids make in therapy

The first few therapy sessions generally go pretty well with most kids and parents. We can usually change problematic behaviors with most children fairly quickly by setting up systems of incentives and penalties. This is a dramatic departure from traditional … Continue reading

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