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.

Why one parent is dreading back to school

Question I dread the start of school, because it means I’ll be spending at least three hours a night helping my fourth-grade son with his homework.  Don’t tell me not to help him.  If I don’t, homework either won’t get … Continue reading

7 questions to ask before using ADHD meds

Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are at a significantly greater risk for substance abuse problems than other children, according to recently reported research in the July, 2014 issue of Pediatrics. This raises many questions that parents should consider before placing … Continue reading

Does your child have “lazy child syndrome?”

Fifteen-year-old Danny was a pleasant and bright teen whose parents sought help due to his chronic academic underachievement. His grades were mediocre and he didn’t participate in any school activities. He had a few friends, but no interests other than … Continue reading

The one thing that really does change everything

I recently listened to noted speaker Stephen Covey talk about the most important competency of leadership. Trust. In the business world, Covey characterized trust as “the one thing that really does change everything.” He called trust a “performance multiplier” that … Continue reading

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