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.

Disrespectful teen behavior

The first thirty minutes of my family session with 13-year-old Emma was filled with sarcasm, rolling of her eyes, and responding “whatever!” to the concerns expressed by her parents. I’ve learned over many years to become a somewhat patient psychologist, … Continue reading

Teaching kids about pornography

Along with that new smartphone that you gave your young teen should be an explicit discussion about pornography.  If you are unwilling to do the latter, then you shouldn’t do the former. In one study published by Wolak and others … Continue reading

Helping kids manage their electronic worlds

Our teens live in a digital universe.  They may be talking with one friend while texting another. While giving us some superficial answer about what happened at school, they may be posting their real feelings on Facebook. Research conducted last … Continue reading

Question and answer: Cell phones, divorce and autism

Question My daughters’ friends are good kids but they drive me crazy with their constant texting. I want them to feel comfortable at our house but they never put those phones down and it’s irritating when we take them places. … Continue reading

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