Author: Dr. Ramey

  • Dr. Ramey

    Dr. Ramey is the executive director of the Dayton Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Mental Health Resources 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.

Is sexting normal?

Sending and receiving sexually explicit photos (sexts) is now a well-established stage of adolescent sexual development for a significant number of teenagers.  Research published in the October journal of Pediatrics reported that 28 percent of teens had sent a sext, … Continue reading

How can I discipline as a grandparent?

Question My daughter and her three kids live with me. I always have to step in and discipline the kids because my daughter either doesn’t know what to do or doesn’t care to do it. I want to be the … Continue reading

3 ways to save a bad marriage

You got married hoping for a soul mate, but ended up in a relationship that feels like a roommate. You know that marriages are never perfect. You expect occasional disagreements and a certain boredom that comes after a while from … Continue reading

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

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