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.

Why kids feel closer to mom over dad

While parents worry about the impact of peers, technology or a crass culture, teens consistently report that their moms and dads exert the most important influence in their lives. Moms trump dads when it comes to importance, with 47 percent … Continue reading

9 signs you’re raising a spoiled child

America’s kids are being raised in the most prosperous conditions in history. While there are some notable exceptions, most children have access to materialistic benefits unknown to previous generations. You wouldn’t get that impression from listening to youngsters in my … Continue reading

Is my child too old to not be potty trained?

Question I’m taking a lot of grief from the other moms in our support group because my almost four-year old daughter is not yet toilet trained. I intend to follow her lead and when she’s ready I’m sure she’ll let … Continue reading

The truth about kids and mental health medicines

About 6.3 percent of kids aged 12-19 are on prescription psychotropic medication according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This appears to be an increase over previous years, although comparable data is not readily available. These children … Continue reading

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