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.

Teens, sex and relationships

According to recent research published by Child Trends, there are some promising as well as problematic trends in our teens’ sexual relationships. Dating is common during adolescence, with 47% of 8th graders, 62% of 10th graders, and 66% of 12th … Continue reading

Why I won’t be shopping on Thanksgiving

I’ve lately been feeling as if I’m fighting a war against our culture, and I’m afraid I’m losing. My conversation with a friend was abruptly interrupted when he reached into his pocket and looked at his cell phone. When I … Continue reading

Answers to your questions on kids and sexuality

Question My sixteen-year-old is sexually active with her boyfriend. I don’t approve, but I know I can’t stop this and I realize it’s normal for her age. My husband still views our daughter as his little princess and won’t let … Continue reading

What works for you?

When it comes to raising your children, how do you balance your own perspective with those professionals who have specialized knowledge and training? A mom once asked me if it was wrong for her 11 year-old daughter to sleep in … Continue reading

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