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.

Keeping your kids safe from sexual abuse

Are your kids safe from teachers, coaches and other youth workers? I learned about sexual abuse during my freshman year at a catholic high school in Massachusetts. A few religious clergy would seek out the “cute” boys and sexually molest … Continue reading

What’s so special about boys?

The differences between boys and girls extend far beyond their anatomy. Understanding those differences will help us be better parents to all of our kids. Child Trends recently summarized the research on those key differences. Gender disparities begin before birth, … Continue reading

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

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