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.

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

The most noteworthy quotes of 2015

Here’s my list of the most noteworthy quotes from the past year! “It’s always about the money,” is routinely asserted by “Mr. Wonderful” (Kevin O’Leary) on the popular program “Shark Tank.”  O’Leary may have a net worth of $400 million … Continue reading

Why your kid needs a BFF

You should be worried if your child doesn’t have close friends. Learning how to connect with others and maintain good peer relationships is one of the most important competencies kids develop in childhood. These skills are critical to your child’s … Continue reading

Gender non-conforming youth

The recent transition of Caitlyn Jenner has prompted many concerns about kids and gender identities. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions. Can a young child be transgender? Yes. This is a situation where a child’s biology or assigned … Continue reading

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