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.

Do I matter as a parent?

Parenting is a challenging job. The physical, emotional, and financial demands seem endless. It feels as if we are always sacrificing what we want for the sake of our kids. Our dreams get delayed and often denied, as we usually … Continue reading

Q&A: My child's teacher says "shut up" and "that sucks!" Is this ok?

Question There is a junior high teacher at school who is wonderful with the kids, excites them about learning, and really seems to make it easy for kids to talk with him. I’ve never heard one parent or kid ever … Continue reading

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

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