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.

How Mike Rice can help you talk to your kids about bullying

I’m frequently asked by parents how to encourage kids to talk about important things that are going on in their lives. “How was your day at school?” typically elicits a shrug and “it was okay” from most kids. The problem … Continue reading

How have American families changed since 1965?

American families have changed significantly over the past 46 years according to information recently published by the Pew Research Center.  This report is filled with fascinating statistics that reflect rather dramatic changes in family life since 1965.   Here are … Continue reading

Should I hold my child back in school to excel in sports?

Question We are a family that loves sports, and we are very hopeful our three young children will be actively involved in athletics throughout their lives.  Our six-year-old is in kindergarten and his teachers report that he is well advanced … Continue reading

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

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