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.

Will kids have THIS disorder in 10 years?

Compared to teens growing up in the 1980s, high school students today are significantly more likely to report problems with sleeping, thinking and remembering according to a recent study just published in the journal Social Indicators Research. Scientists speculated that … Continue reading

Should I reward effort or outcome?

Question We reward our kids for each “A” they get on their report card. Our oldest rarely studies, but gets perfect grades. His younger brother spends hours on his homework, but mostly gets Bs and Cs. I don’t think this … Continue reading

The cure for ADHD?

Controversy regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder began with the first scientific description of this condition in 1902 by Sir George Still. He described the problem as a behavior “which cannot be accounted for by any fault of environment.” The view … Continue reading

Why kids shouldn’t be your highest priority

If I’m speaking with a group of parents and I want to elicit a lively debate, I only need to say the following. Kids shouldn’t be your highest priority. As a youngster, I remember my dad telling me that “your … Continue reading

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