Author: Dr. Ramey

  • Dr. Ramey

    Dr. Ramey is the vice president for outpatient services at Dayton Children's 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.

Can I discipline someone else’s kid?

Question I need a “go to” remark for situations in which other peoples’ children are obviously being rude to me as an adult. Answer If you are supervising and thus responsible for the child, then use your customary discipline techniques … Continue reading

7 ways to deal with a spoiled child

I received many comments after a recent column about spoiled children, but one parent asked the key question in inquiring about whether such behavior can really be changed. You don’t have to tolerate inconsiderate, entitled, and selfish behavior. Try this. … Continue reading

Why kids feel closer to mom over dad

While parents worry about the impact of peers, technology or a crass culture, teens consistently report that their moms and dads exert the most important influence in their lives. Moms trump dads when it comes to importance, with 47 percent … Continue reading

9 signs you’re raising a spoiled child

America’s kids are being raised in the most prosperous conditions in history. While there are some notable exceptions, most children have access to materialistic benefits unknown to previous generations. You wouldn’t get that impression from listening to youngsters in my … Continue reading

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