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 love lessons from “The Bachelor”

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I’ve been spending part of my Monday evenings for the past few months watching “The Bachelor.” Along with 8 million other viewers, I’ve been intrigued by how a 28 year-old businessman from Dallas … Continue reading

Maintaining the marriage and parenting balance

The children you so adore are both a gift to be cherished but also a danger to you and your spouse. How do you navigate that difficult balance of meeting the needs of your youngsters while still taking care of … Continue reading

Why should I allow my kids to fail?

By one measure, Reggie Jackson was the greatest failure in his sport, having struck out 2,597 times in his 21 year career, more than any athlete who has ever played major league baseball. Despite these thousands of disappointments, Jackson is … Continue reading

Are you using the right type of praise?

The benefits of praising good behavior are a fundamental tenet of virtually every parenting book.  However, how you praise your toddler significantly impacts their behavior several years later according to research soon to be published in Child Development by Elizabeth … Continue reading

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