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.

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

Three keys to a positive attitude

A positive attitude throughout life can reduce your risks of a heart attack by up to 50% according to research published in the April 17, 2012 journal Psychological Bulletin. Investigators from the Harvard School of Public Health reviewed more than … Continue reading

A “perfect marriage?”

Question My husband and I have a perfect marriage, except when it comes to our three children. He is harsh and unreasonable, and he calls me incompetent and too laid back. He refuses to attend therapy and will not allow … Continue reading

Will I grow up normal?

Kids ask me all kinds of tough questions.  They inquire about my personal life, ask me if they are my favorite client, and sometimes ask if I can adopt them. They look for insights regarding why they got cancer, and … Continue reading

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