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.

Weighing in…how to approach your teen on body image

New York City’s ad campaign that proclaims “I’m Beautiful the Way I Am” is a well-intended but silly effort to improve the self-concept of preteen girls. The focus on convincing girls that they are all good-looking is exactly the wrong … Continue reading

Five tips for new parents

When baby boy Ryker entered the world a few weeks ago, he transformed the life of his loving parents, Russ and Quin. As with most first-time parents, they will look to friends, the Internet, and even occasionally their own parents … Continue reading

What is humorous about statutory rape?

In sentencing a high school teacher to 30 days in jail for a sexual “relationship” with a 13-year-old student, Montana Judge Todd Baugh’s commented that this was not a “forcible beat-up rape” and that the young teen was “…as much … Continue reading

How to tell your child you have cancer

“Talking with my kids about my breast cancer was almost as bad as battling the disease,” one mom told me a few years ago.  Engaging kids in such tough conversations goes against every parental instinct to protect our kids from … Continue reading

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