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.

A New Role for Grandparents

A visit to my Italian Grandma’s house was something very special to me as a little boy. Even though she only spoke Italian and I spoke English and little Arabic, we got along great. I mostly remember the smell in … Continue reading

Advice for New Teachers

Aside from my mom and dad, teachers have had the greatest positive influence on my life. Since teachers have such a powerful effect on our kids, they must also be guided by that wonderful advice from Spiderman, “…with great power … Continue reading

Questions from Readers: Dating, Divorce and Foster homes

Question My daughter is entering her senior year in high school and is a great kid. She is an outstanding student, has lots of friends and will attend college next year. At home, she has never presented us with any … Continue reading

What Kids Should Never Say to Parents

Having just read yet another list of things that parents should never say to kids, don’t you think it’s reasonable that we tell our kids what we never want to hear from them? “It’s not fair.” Kids typically say this … Continue reading

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