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.

Five steps for a successful parent/teacher conference

This is not a pleasant time of the year for some families.  Report cards have just been sent home and conferences are being conducted with parents. If your child is doing poorly in school, you dread these meetings. Many parents … Continue reading

Four tips for helping kids remember what they’ve learned

There are lots of reasons why children are unsuccessful in school. Poor performance may be due to lack of motivation, inadequate ability, family issues, ineffective teachers, laziness, sleep deprivation, or emotional problems. However, one of the most common reasons is … Continue reading

Are teens too technologically connected?

The popularization of the automobile in the 1920s was not universally welcomed. Many raised questions about the safety of this new invention and their concerns were valid. There are about 1.2 million fatalities world-wide associated with car accidents, and another … Continue reading

Are temper tantrums normal?

“Is my child’s behavior normal?” is one of the most frequent questions I hear from parents, particularly regarding their preschool kids. Parents seek guidance as to whether some inappropriate behavior is typical or symptomatic of more serious issues requiring professional … Continue reading

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