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.

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

Some kids are just simply lazy

“It’s not your kids’ fault when they do poorly in school,” proclaimed a radio ad focused on the guilt felt by parents when their children bring home a poor report card. The announcer asserted, probably correctly, that no child goes … Continue reading

Questions from Parents of Graduating Seniors

Question I am a single mom, and my daughter just graduated with a full scholarship for college. We have a great relationship, but I’ve never been able to talk with her about sex. I worry about her since she will … Continue reading

Kids and the Myth of Stress

I don’t mean to be unsympathetic, but I get weary of hearing about the alleged stressful lives of American kids. I’m not denying that many children feel that way. I just think that their feelings are a reflection of a … Continue reading

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