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.

Being your better self

Fifteen-year-old Ethan began our first session with the stark declaration that “I want to act more like the person I really am.” I had no idea what he meant. The words sounded like a quote from a self-help book, so … Continue reading

Root causes of mental disorders

There are times I don’t like my job.  Many of the kids that I see for mental disorders are only there because they are victims of bad homes or preventable childhood trauma. There is a national shortage of mental health … Continue reading

Why we should let teens date

When I mentioned to a friend that I was writing an article about the decrease in dating among high school students, his response surprised me. “It’s nice to hear some good news for a change. I wouldn’t mind if my … Continue reading

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

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