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.

Gossip in an electronic world

Young teenage girls (ages 12-13) are more likely than any other group to have negative experiences with other teens on the Internet according to a recent study published by the Pew Research Center. About 33% of these girls report that … Continue reading

Can kids be addicted to video games?

Question Is it possible for an 11-year-old to be addicted to video games? Answer Some kids have a normal passion for video games, but there can be a thin line between dedication and addiction.  Place some reasonable limits on his … Continue reading

Uncomfortable lessons from Newtown

I’ve spoken with a number of youngsters about Adam Lanza’s deadly rampage at Sandy Hook elementary school. I’ve listened to their fears, answered their questions, and offered them lots of reassurance. What I’ve not done is to point out that … Continue reading

Dr. Ramey’s “Top five quotes from 2012″

Here are my top quotes from 2012, ranging from the profound to the ridiculous! 5.  “Girls don’t want Snow White and Cinderella any more…I’m just supporting her and making her dreams come true,” said by Sarah Burge who gave her … Continue reading

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