Author: Dr. Ramey

  • Dr. Ramey

    Dr. Ramey is the executive director of the Dayton Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Mental Health Resources 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 your children have a right to privacy?

We often agonize about the technology expectations we have for our kids, but what rules do our children want for us? When kids between the ages of 10 to 17 were asked that question, their highest priority was that we … Continue reading

Caught in the act of lying? Don’t do this…

Honesty is the foundation of all genuine relationships, but we all lie occasionally. Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski’s recent behavior at the NCAA tournament is a great example of how not to correct life’s occasional missteps. Mistake number one. After … Continue reading

Could Columbine have been prevented?

Dylan Klebold lived in two dramatically different worlds. On April 17, 1999 Dylan attended his high school prom with his friend Robyn, and told his mom that “he’d had the best night of his life.” His external world looked good. … Continue reading

3 ways Trump can help you talk to your kids

To his critics, Trump represents everything that is wrong about our culture. He has been characterized as vulgar, racist, and offensive. He has demonized his enemies, and made crude sexual innuendoes about his male anatomy and those of his opponents. … Continue reading

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