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.

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

Discussing appropriate clothing

Question My 16-year-old is overweight and is finally starting to attend school dances. She makes her own decisions about clothing, but ends up wearing outfits that are grossly inappropriate given her size. How can I talk with her about this … Continue reading

Five steps for a successful parent/teacher conference

This is not a pleasant time of the year for some families.  Report cards have just been sent home and conferences are being conducted with parents. If your child is doing poorly in school, you dread these meetings. Many parents … Continue reading

Four tips for helping kids remember what they’ve learned

There are lots of reasons why children are unsuccessful in school. Poor performance may be due to lack of motivation, inadequate ability, family issues, ineffective teachers, laziness, sleep deprivation, or emotional problems. However, one of the most common reasons is … Continue reading

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