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.

Sexual abuse of kids by kids

We’ve gone way beyond warning our kids about “stranger danger,” recognizing that 90 percent of sexual abuse victims know the offender. What is less recognized is that 36 percent of the time sexual offenses against kids are committed by other … Continue reading

Should young children take anti-depressents? Dr. Ramey answers your questions!

Question My physician prescribed anti-depressant medication for my eleven-year-old. The medicine seems to be helping but I’m worried about getting my child dependent on these drugs. She says she can’t wait to take the medicine to make her feel better. … Continue reading

The five elements of “happiness” – Lessons from The Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts have always been about a lot more than cookies and cookouts, and have recently revamped their recognition system to reflect the needs of young girls. The Scouts’ merit badges underwent their first major overall since 1987, with … Continue reading

How to raise children to live a long life

Living a long life involves a lot more than just eating well, exercising, and getting plenty of sleep.  Certain psychological and social traits may be the key to living into your 80s and beyond according to Howard Friedman and Leslie … Continue reading

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