Author: Dr. Ramey

  • Dr. Ramey

    Dr. Ramey is the executive director of the Dayton Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Mental Health Resources 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.

2015 Resolutions: More harm than good?

Over the next few weeks, prepare to be barraged by admonitions to make New Year’s resolutions. These messages connect with us because we aspire to be better persons. Research indicates that the most popular resolutions in 2014 focused on losing … Continue reading

5 tips for better dinner convos with kids

“Why should I rush home to have dinner with my kids when my efforts to talk with them are met with silence and indifference that borders on contempt?” asked a dad at a recent workshop. Many parents voiced similar concerns, … Continue reading

Is sexting normal?

Sending and receiving sexually explicit photos (sexts) is now a well-established stage of adolescent sexual development for a significant number of teenagers.  Research published in the October journal of Pediatrics reported that 28 percent of teens had sent a sext, … Continue reading

How can I discipline as a grandparent?

Question My daughter and her three kids live with me. I always have to step in and discipline the kids because my daughter either doesn’t know what to do or doesn’t care to do it. I want to be the … Continue reading

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