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.

Can kids be addicted to video games?

Question Is it possible for an 11-year-old to be addicted to video games? Answer Some kids have a normal passion for video games, but there can be a thin line between dedication and addiction.  Place some reasonable limits on his … Continue reading

Uncomfortable lessons from Newtown

I’ve spoken with a number of youngsters about Adam Lanza’s deadly rampage at Sandy Hook elementary school. I’ve listened to their fears, answered their questions, and offered them lots of reassurance. What I’ve not done is to point out that … Continue reading

Dr. Ramey’s “Top five quotes from 2012″

Here are my top quotes from 2012, ranging from the profound to the ridiculous! 5.  “Girls don’t want Snow White and Cinderella any more…I’m just supporting her and making her dreams come true,” said by Sarah Burge who gave her … Continue reading

Three ways to minimize holiday stress

The holiday season for some families is a time of tension and turmoil rather than peace and celebration. Stop being a victim of past hurts and perceived pressures. Here’s how to take back the pleasant parts of the holiday season. … Continue reading

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