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.

Why I don’t want my daughter to marry a vampire

My entrance into the world of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight began simply enough, prompted by my 13-year-old daughter’s request for a birthday party with a vampire theme. I was totally engaged by Meyer’s love story about a 100 year-old vampire named … Continue reading

When mom and dad disagree on violent video games

Question I dread this time of the year because of the constant conflicts with my ex-spouse regarding Christmas gifts for our two boys, who are 7 and 12 years of age. He buys them presents that are inappropriate and then … Continue reading

How to prevent another Penn State

There is a lot we don’t know about what really happened at Penn State but one thing seems apparent —bad things happened to children and they said little or nothing about it. I’m not blaming the kids. I’ve spent over … Continue reading

Sometimes laughter is the best medicine

Expressing your feelings is not always psychologically healthy according to research published in the October 2011 journal Anxiety, Stress & Coping. Researchers from England asked 149 college students to keep track of how they coped with troublesome events throughout the … Continue reading

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