Category: Parenting

Should young children take anti-depressents? Dr. Ramey answers your questions!

Question My physician prescribed anti-depressant medication for my eleven-year-old. The medicine seems to be helping but I’m worried about getting my child dependent on these drugs. She says she can’t wait to take the medicine to make her feel better. … Continue reading

Her First Birthday

Today I have a 1-year-old. I’ve been a mommy for 365 days. I have an amazing sense of relief, gratitude, accomplishment, pride and love as I look over the past year. It’s been an amazing journey that went by in … Continue reading

A modern family dilemma… Toddlers and swear words

My daughter said a bad word! I knew it would happen eventually. Thankfully, as far as we know, she has only said it in front of her father and I. (At least daycare has not told me they have heard … Continue reading

How to raise children to live a long life

Living a long life involves a lot more than just eating well, exercising, and getting plenty of sleep.  Certain psychological and social traits may be the key to living into your 80s and beyond according to Howard Friedman and Leslie … Continue reading

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