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.

7 signs of troubled family relationships

There are certain things I hate to hear parents say because they are typically suggestive of significant family dysfunctions. “I’m my child’s best friend.” Parents need to be authority figures and not try to take on the role of peers … Continue reading

Emotional abuse of young athletes

It was painful watching the emotional abuse of young athletes by their parents in the HBO special “State of Play: Trophy Kids.” The program documents the interactions among parents and four young athletes as they compete in golf, basketball, football, … Continue reading

Will my 7 year old be addicted to drugs?

Question I know that many kids in high school experiment with drugs, which terrifies me given my own problems as a teen. My daughter is only seven-years-old but can I do anything now to help prevent her from getting addicted … Continue reading

7 myths you’ll never believe aren’t true

We all know that it is a myth that vaccines cause autism, George Washington had wooden teeth, and the Chicago Cubs will win a world series. Here are more myths from my world of psychology. Helping your children feel good … Continue reading

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