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.

Do you believe these psychology myths?

There was a time when I believed that chewing gum stayed in your stomach for seven years, fortune cookies were invented in China, and the Boston Red Sox would never win a world series. Here are more myths from the … Continue reading

What Google search reveals about families

Google’s autocomplete function provides some interesting if unscientific insights into American families and the profile isn’t very complimentary. As you type a word in the search box, google automatically suggests phrases to assist your research efforts. Google reports that these … Continue reading

Can I discipline someone else’s kid?

Question I need a “go to” remark for situations in which other peoples’ children are obviously being rude to me as an adult. Answer If you are supervising and thus responsible for the child, then use your customary discipline techniques … Continue reading

7 ways to deal with a spoiled child

I received many comments after a recent column about spoiled children, but one parent asked the key question in inquiring about whether such behavior can really be changed. You don’t have to tolerate inconsiderate, entitled, and selfish behavior. Try this. … Continue reading

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