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.

Family stress of military deployment

Military deployment results in a significant risk for mental health issues for the spouses and kids left behind according to research conducted by the Center for Military Health Policy Research (Child Trends, July 22, 2013). With over two million children … Continue reading

Is your child manipulating you?

“I wouldn’t be having these problems if you hadn’t divorced my dad,” declared 15-year-old Lashona during an angry outburst with her mom. There was an uneasy silence followed by mom giving her a big hug and apologizing for the way … Continue reading

Do you promise not to tell?

“If I tell you something do you promise to keep it a secret?” is one of those questions that can cause great turmoil for parents. They understand that their child is asking for help, but they are appropriately reluctant to … Continue reading

Normal sibling aggression is not so normal

During my typical clinical interview with parents, I always ask about sibling interactions and usually get an answer like this. “They argue and fight all the time but it’s just normal sibling stuff.” I’ve never quite understood that response. How … Continue reading

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