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.

How to tell your child you have cancer

“Talking with my kids about my breast cancer was almost as bad as battling the disease,” one mom told me a few years ago.  Engaging kids in such tough conversations goes against every parental instinct to protect our kids from … Continue reading

Questions from readers: Is bullying that big of a deal?

Question I think this hysteria about bullying has gone too far. Kids need to learn how to take care of themselves without adults always stepping in to protect them. The schools have all these rules and my son got in … Continue reading

Do happy athletes make better athletes?

Meditation and mental conditioning have been transforming the culture of the Seattle Seahawks football team since coach Pete Carroll took over in 2010.  As detailed in the September issue of ESPN The Magazine, Coach Pete Carroll in conjunction with sports … Continue reading

What to do when therapy doesn’t work

Sometimes psychotherapy just doesn’t help, in spite of a cooperative child, supportive family, and a competent professional. This is a very frustrating situation, not only for the family seeking help but also for the therapist.  We’d all like to think … Continue reading

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