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.

What do we owe our kids?

I’ve taken quite a beating from readers over the past few weeks regarding my answer to parents who couldn’t afford to offer their youngest child the same level of financial support for college as they gave their two older children. … Continue reading

Dating danger signs for teenagers

I enjoy working with adolescent clients. They feel everything so intensely, and typically bring a refreshing honesty and authenticity to therapy sessions.  When adolescents discuss their love interests with me, I try to stay objective as a therapist rather than … Continue reading

Three steps to psychologically prepare kids for school

Kids need more than a backpack and new clothes to have a good year in school. Here are the three things you can do to psychologically prepare your children to have a successful academic year. Create realistic expectations. Don’t mislead … Continue reading

Should kids should get an allowance for doing household chores?

Question Do you think that kids should get an allowance for doing household chores? Answer Kids should not be paid for helping out with household chores. A five-year-old can set the table, preteens can learn how to wash clothes, and … Continue reading

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