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.

Does your child have “lazy child syndrome?”

Fifteen-year-old Danny was a pleasant and bright teen whose parents sought help due to his chronic academic underachievement. His grades were mediocre and he didn’t participate in any school activities. He had a few friends, but no interests other than … Continue reading

The one thing that really does change everything

I recently listened to noted speaker Stephen Covey talk about the most important competency of leadership. Trust. In the business world, Covey characterized trust as “the one thing that really does change everything.” He called trust a “performance multiplier” that … Continue reading

6 unhealthy parenting beliefs busted

What we believe determines how we act. Some good people are bad parents in part because they have unhealthy beliefs about themselves, their children, and what it means to be a parent. Here are the most common damaging beliefs that … Continue reading

How to facilitate recovery from rejection

Many of the youngsters I see in my office feel like failures. They may have done poorly in school, been rejected by peers, or gotten in trouble at home.  They have given up on life and thus experience even more … Continue reading

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