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.

Throw-Away Youth

When it comes to compassion and concern, some types of childhood issues get more attention and resources than others. We care about issues of bullying, suicide, depression and autism. However, other childhood problems challenge our compassion capacity, particularly juvenile sexual … Continue reading

Top 6 quotes of 2014: Miley, Jeter and more!

Every year I take some time to look back on some of my favorite quotes from the year. Here are the six that made the list this year. 1. “You shouldn’t have to wait for what you want,” from an … Continue reading

2015 Resolutions: More harm than good?

Over the next few weeks, prepare to be barraged by admonitions to make New Year’s resolutions. These messages connect with us because we aspire to be better persons. Research indicates that the most popular resolutions in 2014 focused on losing … Continue reading

5 tips for better dinner convos with kids

“Why should I rush home to have dinner with my kids when my efforts to talk with them are met with silence and indifference that borders on contempt?” asked a dad at a recent workshop. Many parents voiced similar concerns, … Continue reading

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