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.

Three steps to psychologically prepare kids for school

Kids need more than a backpack and new clothes to have a good year in school. Here are the three things you can do to psychologically prepare your children to have a successful academic year. Create realistic expectations. Don’t mislead … Continue reading

Should kids should get an allowance for doing household chores?

Question Do you think that kids should get an allowance for doing household chores? Answer Kids should not be paid for helping out with household chores. A five-year-old can set the table, preteens can learn how to wash clothes, and … Continue reading

Dear Penn State President Erickson…

Dear President Erickson, Young boys were sexually abused at your university for many years, a situation that continued because of the silence of so many people. While those who failed to report their concerns are at fault, your university also … Continue reading

When good kids have bad parents

I have a tough time trying to help kids make sense of their parents’ bad behavior. These youngsters typically end up in my office to learn “coping skills.”  They mostly want to understand how someone they love can do bad … Continue reading

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