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.

Teens and technology: Burden or blessing?

Many parents of teens experience technology as more of a burden than a blessing. They see their kids as technology junkies, addicted to their phones and unable to function without their digital umbilical cord. Teens’ perceptions are diametrically opposed to … Continue reading

Advocating for teen sexual offenders?

According to media reports, 14-year-old Josh was discovered in 2002 to have “fondled several minors.” After the family consulted with church elders and an Arkansas state trooper, Josh received some type of counseling for these offenses. There are legitimate concerns … Continue reading

Why aren’t you getting help for your child?

There’s both good and bad news on the status of kids’ mental health in research just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The good news is that more kids are getting help for their emotional and behavioral problems, … Continue reading

Should you “redshirt” your eighth grader?

After a presentation to a group of parents, I was asked about the practice of “redshirting” eighth graders. This refers to retaining kids in grade school so as to give them a competitive advantage in high school athletics. I was … Continue reading

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