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.

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

What works for you?

When it comes to raising your children, how do you balance your own perspective with those professionals who have specialized knowledge and training? A mom once asked me if it was wrong for her 11 year-old daughter to sleep in … Continue reading

Weighing in…how to approach your teen on body image

New York City’s ad campaign that proclaims “I’m Beautiful the Way I Am” is a well-intended but silly effort to improve the self-concept of preteen girls. The focus on convincing girls that they are all good-looking is exactly the wrong … Continue reading

Five tips for new parents

When baby boy Ryker entered the world a few weeks ago, he transformed the life of his loving parents, Russ and Quin. As with most first-time parents, they will look to friends, the Internet, and even occasionally their own parents … Continue reading

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