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.

The importance of technology to kids

Question I don’t think you really understand how important things like cell phones and Facebook are to young people. These are not privileges like toys to be taken away when parents get upset. They are our way of keeping in … Continue reading

The Hunger Games Obsession

My job as a child psychologist requires me to stay connected to youth culture. More often than not, I find this a pleasant experience as it involves listening to different types of music, watching programs, or even playing video games … Continue reading

5 Quick Fixes to Childhood Behavior Problems

I receive lots of inquiries from parents who need help for their children, but don’t want to meet with a child psychologist. Some are fearful of the stigma associated with having their child diagnosed with a mental disorder. Others are … Continue reading

Daydreaming: Gift or curse?

When I turned onto Boylston Street, I got my first view of the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Not only was I going to complete my first marathon, but I was only a few yards behind four-time Boston marathon … Continue reading

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