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.

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

Questions and Answers with Dr. Ramey

Question: My 11-year-old wants her own Facebook account. I don’t really have an issue with it, since I am on Facebook and can regularly check her page. Since this is the way young kids now communicate, are there any special … Continue reading

"Sexting" and cell phone use

Our next Kohl’s a Minute for Kids campaign topic is “sexting” and responsible use of cell phones. One of the big decisions parents face as their children get older is whether or not to get them a cell phone. After … Continue reading

Failure can be good for kids

“What can we do to prevent our son from failing in English?” asked the parents of a high school freshman. Getting an “F” in any class meant that their son would be unable to play high school sports for a … Continue reading

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