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.

5 tips for keeping your teen alive

More young people die from automobile accidents than from any other cause. A recent study published in Injury Epidemiology concluded that about half of the young drivers involved in automobile fatalities were under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or both. … Continue reading

Why failure IS a good option

While the movie “Apollo 13” was a great adventure story about the heroism of American astronauts, I’ve always been bothered by the popular tag line for the movie—“failure is not an option.” I’ll admit that the comment makes sense in … Continue reading

5 keys to happiness

I spend a great deal of my time at work around unhappy kids and parents. These are troubled families, grappling with tough issues of bad behavior and uncontrolled emotions. They aspire for the same thing that you and I want. … Continue reading

Throw-Away Youth

When it comes to compassion and concern, some types of childhood issues get more attention and resources than others. We care about issues of bullying, suicide, depression and autism. However, other childhood problems challenge our compassion capacity, particularly juvenile sexual … Continue reading

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