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.

Questions from Readers

Question 1) My seventeen year-old-daughter is leaving for college this fall with her best friend who will attend the same school. My daughter hasn’t dated much in high school, but I’ve heard occasional rumors that she and her friend are … Continue reading

Do Parents Really Matter?

The recent article in Time magazine (May 20, 2013) about the “Me” generation has provoked strong reactions from many perspectives. The essay by Joel Stein characterized those kids born between 1980 and 2000 as a product of a culture that … Continue reading

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

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