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.

Should my 10-year-old have a cell phone?

Question I’m recently divorced and ex-wife insists on giving a smart phone to our 10-year-old daughter for Christmas. My daughter doesn’t have the maturity or self-control to handle internet access. Do you think kids that age really need a cell … Continue reading

Teens, sex and relationships

According to recent research published by Child Trends, there are some promising as well as problematic trends in our teens’ sexual relationships. Dating is common during adolescence, with 47% of 8th graders, 62% of 10th graders, and 66% of 12th … Continue reading

Why I won’t be shopping on Thanksgiving

I’ve lately been feeling as if I’m fighting a war against our culture, and I’m afraid I’m losing. My conversation with a friend was abruptly interrupted when he reached into his pocket and looked at his cell phone. When I … Continue reading

Answers to your questions on kids and sexuality

Question My sixteen-year-old is sexually active with her boyfriend. I don’t approve, but I know I can’t stop this and I realize it’s normal for her age. My husband still views our daughter as his little princess and won’t let … Continue reading

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