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.

Great marriages have these 4 things in common

I’m often asked if it’s difficult being a psychologist and listening to kids’ problems all day. I enjoy that part of the job, because it’s fun helping young people make positive changes. It’s a lot tougher listening to parents discuss … Continue reading

5 ways to help kids cope with death

Two weeks after the death of her cocker spaniel, eight-year-old Jessica continued to sob herself to sleep.  “I understand feeling sad about the loss of a person, but this was only a pet,” said her mom. “Is this normal?” she … Continue reading

7 Rules for effective rewards with kids

My early morning workout at a local gym was distracted by a silly debate on television about whether it was appropriate to bribe children for cleaning their rooms.  There was lots of sizzle but little substance in an argument between … Continue reading

Will kids have THIS disorder in 10 years?

Compared to teens growing up in the 1980s, high school students today are significantly more likely to report problems with sleeping, thinking and remembering according to a recent study just published in the journal Social Indicators Research. Scientists speculated that … Continue reading

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