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 truth about female sexual offenders

The fact that only one percent of sexual offenders in our prison system are females has given a false impression that sexual crimes against children are rarely committed by women. The reality is that 20 percent of substantiated sexual abuse … Continue reading

6 Habits to quit to become a better parent

Our lives are more the reflection of routine habits rather than mindful actions.  Here are  six habits to quit doing to become a better parent. 1. Skipping family meals.  You’re busy at work and overwhelmed with numerous other responsibilities. I … Continue reading

The problem with narcissism

I grew up during a time when my generation was encouraged to “do your own thing.”  I wonder if we’ve taken that advice to the extreme. Lots of different trends support the view that we’ve become incredibly self-absorbed, with a … Continue reading

5 tips for keeping your teen alive

More young people die from automobile accidents than from any other cause. A recent study published in Injury Epidemiology concluded that about half of the young drivers involved in automobile fatalities were under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or both. … Continue reading

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