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.

The secret to living a long life

If you want to live a long life, nurture your relationships with family and friends.  That’s one of the messages from a recent book by Franklin and Adler based on interviews with over 500 people over the age of 100. … Continue reading

A look into a teenagers therapy session

The toughest part of my job is to create an environment where kids trust me enough to say what they really feel. This isn’t easy, particularly with teens who are suspicious that a therapist will tell parents about their conversations. … Continue reading

How can I break the pacifier habit?

Question My 4 ½ year-old daughter insists on using the pacifier when she is at home, but doesn’t need it at preschool or when playing with friends. How can I help her feel more secure so that she will give … Continue reading

Talking to teen boys about sex

Questions My boyfriend found out that my 13 year-old-son was looking at sex videos on the internet. I know this is normal for his age, but I’m not sure what to do. My boyfriend has suggested that he talk to … Continue reading

eGrowing Together

is a monthly e-newsletter of child health, safety and parenting tips from the pediatric experts at Dayton Children's.

Subscribe to the blog

We have created this blog as a way to communicate key childrens' health and safety issues to parents and other child advocates. It is managed by Dayton Children's department of marketing communications. Comments can be sent to rodneyg@childrensdayton.org.

Subscribe