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.

Is it safe to smoke pot?

Fifty-eight percent of Americans now support the legalization of pot, a significant cultural shift since California became the first state in 1996 to allow for the medical use of marijuana. Colorado and Washington now permit the recreational use of pot … Continue reading

Top 10 parental regrets

Some people live their lives looking at the rear view mirror, regretting the past rather than enjoying the present or anticipating the future. Here are the most frequently mentioned regrets I’ve heard from parents in my office.  Spent too little … Continue reading

3 ways to promote your child’s mental health

The suicide of Robin Williams has brought attention to the fact that an estimated 750,000 people every year attempt to kill themselves. How can parents raise their children to help inoculate them from the demons that lead so many people … Continue reading

10 signs of overprotective parents

Overprotective parents have good intentions, but by doing the following they leave their kids ill-equipped to deal with the real world. Tries to solve all of their children’s problems. When difficulties arise, they are quick to take control and make … Continue reading

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