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.

A look into a teenagers therapy session

The toughest part of my job is to create an environment where kids trust me enough to say what they really feel. This isn’t easy, particularly with teens who are suspicious that a therapist will tell parents about their conversations. … Continue reading

How can I break the pacifier habit?

Question My 4 ½ year-old daughter insists on using the pacifier when she is at home, but doesn’t need it at preschool or when playing with friends. How can I help her feel more secure so that she will give … Continue reading

Talking to teen boys about sex

Questions My boyfriend found out that my 13 year-old-son was looking at sex videos on the internet. I know this is normal for his age, but I’m not sure what to do. My boyfriend has suggested that he talk to … Continue reading

When kids don’t have friends

The absence of a close friend may be one of the most important warning signs of a youngster who is vulnerable for psychological problems. Peer relationships are important at any age, but particularly for preteens and adolescents.  As with adults, … Continue reading

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