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.

Kids Having Kids….What about the Dads?

I have yet to see a Hallmark commercial advertising a Father’s Day card for teenage dads.  Perhaps these fathers are viewed as absent, insignificant, or even harmful in the lives of their children. Maybe card manufacturers recognize that teen parenthood … Continue reading

Should I allow my teen to drink with supervision?

Question In a few months, my amazing daughter will be going away to college where she will be essentially making all of her own decisions. She wants to have a graduation party at our house but only if we allow … Continue reading

Media’s Gift to Dads on Father’s Day; A Comedy about Statutory Rape

Imagine that on Mother’s Day a comedy film was released about the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl by her male teacher. The girl’s friends laugh and congratulate her on getting pregnant by her teacher as he is taken away … Continue reading

A game that isn’t

The Choking Game is not a playful activity, but a dangerous way some of America’s young people are using to experience temporary euphoria.  I learned about the seriousness of this problem at a presentation given by Scott Metheny, a Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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