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.

Media’s Gift to Dads on Father’s Day; A Comedy about Statutory Rape

Imagine that on Mother’s Day a comedy film was released about the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl by her male teacher. The girl’s friends laugh and congratulate her on getting pregnant by her teacher as he is taken away … Continue reading

A game that isn’t

The Choking Game is not a playful activity, but a dangerous way some of America’s young people are using to experience temporary euphoria.  I learned about the seriousness of this problem at a presentation given by Scott Metheny, a Pennsylvania … Continue reading

From a teenager’s eyes

This week’s questions are from high school students and focus on the simple but confusing issue of communication. Question My mom is cheating on my dad. I said something to my mom and she begged me not to tell dad. … Continue reading

Time magazine’s exploitation of children

The provocative Time Magazine cover of a three-year old child standing on a chair and sucking on his mother’s breast is yet another example of child exploitation masquerading as creative advertising. We’ve seen this before, with Abercrombie and Fitch’s sexually … Continue reading

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