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.

Question and answer: Cell phones, divorce and autism

Question My daughters’ friends are good kids but they drive me crazy with their constant texting. I want them to feel comfortable at our house but they never put those phones down and it’s irritating when we take them places. … Continue reading

The latest study on ADHD

I was rather troubled after reading the latest report from the Center for Disease Control on the prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Based upon a survey of 76,000 parents, the study found that 11% of school kids have … Continue reading

Six keys to a great marriage

“All you need is love” is one of the greatest songs ever written by the Beatles, but is scientifically invalid according to recent research published in the April 2013 Monitor on Psychology. About 40-50% of marriages end in divorce, but … Continue reading

How Mike Rice can help you talk to your kids about bullying

I’m frequently asked by parents how to encourage kids to talk about important things that are going on in their lives. “How was your day at school?” typically elicits a shrug and “it was okay” from most kids. The problem … Continue reading

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