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.

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

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

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