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.

You asked, Dr. Ramey answered

Question With marijuana now legalized in several states, do you think it’s right to continue to criticize its use or should we teach kids to use it in moderation like we do with alcohol? Answer It would be stupid to … Continue reading

Does talking solve problems?

In a recent column, I mentioned that one of the many myths about Psychology is the belief that discussing one’s problems in therapy is helpful. One reader commented that if talking is so ineffective, what’s the purpose in seeking professional … Continue reading

Is your child prepared to see a mental health professional?

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 13-20 percent of children have a mental disorder, but most of these kids do not receive treatment. This may be due to issues of access, finances, unawareness, or concerns about the stigma of … Continue reading

7 signs of troubled family relationships

There are certain things I hate to hear parents say because they are typically suggestive of significant family dysfunctions. “I’m my child’s best friend.” Parents need to be authority figures and not try to take on the role of peers … Continue reading

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