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.

Are temper tantrums normal?

“Is my child’s behavior normal?” is one of the most frequent questions I hear from parents, particularly regarding their preschool kids. Parents seek guidance as to whether some inappropriate behavior is typical or symptomatic of more serious issues requiring professional … Continue reading

Seven tips for staying engaged with your teen

Parents are the most important influences in the lives of their kids, regardless of whether their child is a toddler or teen. We know that younger children need us, but do parents really matter to their adolescent children? There are … Continue reading

Sharing one good thing about your day with your family

We begin every family dinner by holding hands and briefly saying something positive about our day. We do this whether we are eating at home or in the middle of a food court at a local mall. Many of the … Continue reading

Stepping up to stop bullying

            The beginning of school means a return to emotional turmoil for the kids who are the victims of malicious ridicule and intimidation by their peers. This is not the good natured teasing that inevitably occurs among young kids. The … Continue reading

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