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 ok for my kid to run around naked?

Question We have three young children who love to play dress-up and run naked around the house. This seems totally natural to me and my husband. A good friend who visited me when the kids were playing told me I … Continue reading

What your kids really need for school success

How well your child performs in school is due to lots of factors—talent, family stability, motivation and organization. You’ll be attending meetings at school over the next few weeks where you’ll hear about the importance of making certain your child … Continue reading

Family stress of military deployment

Military deployment results in a significant risk for mental health issues for the spouses and kids left behind according to research conducted by the Center for Military Health Policy Research (Child Trends, July 22, 2013). With over two million children … Continue reading

Is your child manipulating you?

“I wouldn’t be having these problems if you hadn’t divorced my dad,” declared 15-year-old Lashona during an angry outburst with her mom. There was an uneasy silence followed by mom giving her a big hug and apologizing for the way … Continue reading

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