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.

A game that isn’t

The Choking Game is not a playful activity, but a dangerous way some of America’s young people are using to experience temporary euphoria.  I learned about the seriousness of this problem at a presentation given by Scott Metheny, a Pennsylvania … Continue reading

From a teenager’s eyes

This week’s questions are from high school students and focus on the simple but confusing issue of communication. Question My mom is cheating on my dad. I said something to my mom and she begged me not to tell dad. … Continue reading

Time magazine’s exploitation of children

The provocative Time Magazine cover of a three-year old child standing on a chair and sucking on his mother’s breast is yet another example of child exploitation masquerading as creative advertising. We’ve seen this before, with Abercrombie and Fitch’s sexually … Continue reading

Good news about America’s Kids

It’s tough being a parent. There are days when you wonder if the worry and work are really worth the rewards. Technology intensifies our awareness of bad events with an intensity, speed and frequency that feels overwhelming.  Kids are abusing … Continue reading

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