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.

I’m the invisible kid in the family

“I’m the invisible one in the family,” muttered thirteen-year-old Chelsea when asked to describe herself. I had been working with Chelsea’s parents for quite some time, focusing on their younger son who had severe disabilities. We had been making good … Continue reading

Should teachers hug their students?

Several years ago, I was asked to support a proposed school regulation that would prevent any physical contact, particularly hugging, between teachers and students. The parent group advocating for this policy was concerned about the sexual abuse of children by … Continue reading

Is it ok for my kid to run around naked?

Question We have three young children who love to play dress-up and run naked around the house. This seems totally natural to me and my husband. A good friend who visited me when the kids were playing told me I … Continue reading

What your kids really need for school success

How well your child performs in school is due to lots of factors—talent, family stability, motivation and organization. You’ll be attending meetings at school over the next few weeks where you’ll hear about the importance of making certain your child … Continue reading

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