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.

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

Legos or Laptops?

I enjoy weekend trips with my wife to explore various cities, and a recent visit to Cincinnati yielded a delightful surprise. Other than a riverboat cruise and dinner, we had no plans other than to explore the city. As we … Continue reading

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

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