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.

Weight Control is Self-Control

“I wish I could lose 25 pounds this summer and wear a cute bathing suit,” lamented a sixth-grader in my office. Fun in the pool for overweight kids is frequently overshadowed by increased anxiety about their appearance. Their well-intentioned efforts … Continue reading

Questions From Readers: Arguing, Grades and Staying Home Alone

Question: When should I step in when my seven-year-old son gets in arguments with other kids? I think it’s important for him to learn to resolve these things on his own, but he and most of his friends seem incapable … Continue reading

Developmental Disabilities

There has been a 17 percent increase in the past ten years in parental reports of developmental disabilities in children aged 3-17. Based upon research published in the June, 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the disabilities showing the greatest increases were … Continue reading

Three steps to handling a sarcastic child

I don’t like being around sarcastic people, as I find their cynicism rather irritating. A mom at a recent parenting workshop voiced the same concern about her twelve-year-old son. “Everything he says just sounds so sarcastic, but I guess all … Continue reading

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