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.

Resolving parental conflicts

Jason’s dad loved sports as a youngster, and encouraged athletic participation from the time his son was a toddler.  This caused tremendous conflict between the parents, as Jason’s mom felt her son’s interests were only intended to gain his dad’s … Continue reading

Do smart phones lead to teen sex?

Teens with smartphones are twice as likely to be propositioned online for sex and 1.5 times more likely to engage in sexual relations than peers without smartphones according to recent research conducted on almost 2,000 California teens. With 58% of … Continue reading

Questions even Dr. Ramey can’t answer

I enjoy receiving emails from readers, and personally respond to every one within a few days. However, some people ask questions that I really can’t answer.  Here are the most common situations that leave me baffled. 1. Incomplete information. I … Continue reading

Four quick fixes to behavior problems

I work with many parents who expect quick solutions to complex problems. They get frustrated if the wait for fast food is more than a few moments, and complain if it’s more than 30 minutes for a pizza to be … Continue reading

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