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 can I discipline as a grandparent?

Question My daughter and her three kids live with me. I always have to step in and discipline the kids because my daughter either doesn’t know what to do or doesn’t care to do it. I want to be the … Continue reading

3 ways to save a bad marriage

You got married hoping for a soul mate, but ended up in a relationship that feels like a roommate. You know that marriages are never perfect. You expect occasional disagreements and a certain boredom that comes after a while from … Continue reading

Great marriages have these 4 things in common

I’m often asked if it’s difficult being a psychologist and listening to kids’ problems all day. I enjoy that part of the job, because it’s fun helping young people make positive changes. It’s a lot tougher listening to parents discuss … Continue reading

5 ways to help kids cope with death

Two weeks after the death of her cocker spaniel, eight-year-old Jessica continued to sob herself to sleep.  “I understand feeling sad about the loss of a person, but this was only a pet,” said her mom. “Is this normal?” she … Continue reading

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