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.

How your child is misdirecting you

Kids and magicians have one thing in common. They are both masters of misdirection, focusing your attention away from what is really happening. A magician uses words or body movements to manipulate your focus away from where the “magic” is … Continue reading

The secret your child could be hiding

Having discovered that their eight-year-old daughter had been sexually molested by a teenage male in the neighborhood, Amy’s parents did all the right things. They believed her story and offered her lots of support. They cooperated with the investigation and … Continue reading

“Sharenting” Do you share too much online?

For years, parents have warned their kids about the risks of revealing too much information on Facebook and Twitter. Now it’s time for kids to have the same concerns about their parents. Both moms and dads are frequent users of … Continue reading

Should you be a parent? 5 questions to ask first.

About 20 percent of women don’t have children, a rate twice as high as the 1970s according to the Pew Research Center. For some, the decision is due to life circumstances or medical problems. For about 10 percent of women, … Continue reading

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