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Latest from Gregory Ramey, Ph.D.

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Choking: The game that isn’t

5:52 PM Sunday, Jun. 03, 2012

The Choking Game is not a playful activity but a dangerous way some of America’s young people are using to experience temporary euphoria. I learned about the seriousness of this problem at a presentation given by Scott Metheny, a Pennsylvania police officer who is on a mission to bring awareness to parents and kids about an activity...
Should teen tell dad that mom is cheating?

1:45 PM Monday, May. 28, 2012

This week I’m answering questions from high school students that focus on the simple, but confusing issue of communication. Q My mom is cheating on my dad. I said something to my mom, and she begged me not to tell dad. If I did, she said they would have to get a divorce because of what I said. Whenever I’m around my dad, I feel...
In praise of the simple, low-tech LEGO
 A recent visit to Cincinnati yielded a delightful surprise. As my wife and I wandered around, we noticed a steady stream of families entering a nearby convention center to attend something called LEGO KidsFest. I love LEGOs, and I still have toy blocks from when my adult children were toddlers. I was intrigued by the idea of a LEGO convention...

9:17 PM Friday, Apr. 13, 2012

A recent visit to Cincinnati yielded a delightful surprise. As my wife and I wandered around, we noticed a steady stream of families entering a nearby convention center to attend something called LEGO KidsFest. I love LEGOs, and I still have toy blocks from when my adult children were toddlers. I was intrigued by the idea of a LEGO convention...
Are you a wimpy parent? Check for these 7 signs

8:29 PM Saturday, Nov. 06, 2010

I have evaluated numerous children whose only problems are that they live with loving and dedicated parents who are wimps. There is no psychological test yet to diagnose this disorder, but here is how you can assess yourself and perhaps avoid a visit to a therapist’s office. 1. Are you more concerned about your children’s feelings...
5 ways to avoid raising entitled kids

11:29 PM Friday, Jun. 04, 2010

My family never had much money when I was young. I never quite realized how poor we were until I entered a Catholic high school with a dress code that required us to wear a suit coat and tie every day to school. My mom bought me one suit coat and said it would have to last the entire year. After a few weeks, I complained that other kids wore...
Are you willing to watch your children fail?

8:23 PM Friday, Nov. 20, 2009

“What can we do to prevent our son from failing in English?” asked the parents of a high school freshman.
Preteens, sex and the Internet — oh, my

8:54 PM Friday, Nov. 13, 2009

Preteen children have discovered sex on the Internet. Internet entries for “sex” and “porn” are the fourth and sixth most popular items searched by children 8 to 12 years of age, according to an August report by Symatec, based upon its OnlineFamily service that lets parents monitor their children’s online activities...
Children should be taught to deal with prejudice

8:57 PM Friday, Sep. 11, 2009

Eight-year-old Shalondra came home from school and told her mom she wished she was white, just like all the other kids in her class. Although proud of their black ethnicity, Shalondra’s parents intentionally sent her to a primarily all-white school. “I believe in Dr. King’s message of judging people by the content of their...
Should a 5th-grader be on Facebook?

9:26 PM Thursday, Jul. 02, 2009

Q My fifth-grader wants her own profile on Facebook, arguing it would be a great way to keep in touch with other kids and make new friends. I don’t understand exactly how this works, but I’m uneasy. Is it now common for kids to have their own profiles on Facebook? A Regardless of what other kids are doing, you need to make a decision...
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