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.

5 tips for better dinner convos with kids

“Why should I rush home to have dinner with my kids when my efforts to talk with them are met with silence and indifference that borders on contempt?” asked a dad at a recent workshop. Many parents voiced similar concerns, … Continue reading

Is sexting normal?

Sending and receiving sexually explicit photos (sexts) is now a well-established stage of adolescent sexual development for a significant number of teenagers.  Research published in the October journal of Pediatrics reported that 28 percent of teens had sent a sext, … Continue reading

How can I discipline as a grandparent?

Question My daughter and her three kids live with me. I always have to step in and discipline the kids because my daughter either doesn’t know what to do or doesn’t care to do it. I want to be the … Continue reading

3 ways to save a bad marriage

You got married hoping for a soul mate, but ended up in a relationship that feels like a roommate. You know that marriages are never perfect. You expect occasional disagreements and a certain boredom that comes after a while from … Continue reading

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