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.

Dr. Ramey’s top six quotes from 2013

Here’s my list of notable quotes from 2013, offering an interesting perspective into our collective consciousness. “We are waiting to learn if someone is going to make us happy,” said by a woman waiting to hear if her bid to … Continue reading

How to be a better person in 2014

Most people aspire to be more, do more, and live more fulfilling lives.  We dream about being a better parent, having more money, exercising more often, and being more engaged with our kids and spouse. We want to enjoy every … Continue reading

Should my 10-year-old have a cell phone?

Question I’m recently divorced and ex-wife insists on giving a smart phone to our 10-year-old daughter for Christmas. My daughter doesn’t have the maturity or self-control to handle internet access. Do you think kids that age really need a cell … Continue reading

Teens, sex and relationships

According to recent research published by Child Trends, there are some promising as well as problematic trends in our teens’ sexual relationships. Dating is common during adolescence, with 47% of 8th graders, 62% of 10th graders, and 66% of 12th … Continue reading

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