Category Archives: Children

Column Image Do Your Kids Have Spring Fever?

Are your children bouncing off the walls lately? Are they getting sassier or fighting with one another? Have you noticed they are having difficulty concentrating or completing their homework? They may have a classic case of spring fever! Every year during the spring, I commonly observe an increase in energy … Continue reading >




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Column Image The Mindful Parent

Take a moment to pause and reflect on the word “parent”.  If you are a parent, you might be thinking about the daily challenges you face: alone-time is probably non-existent, and despite feeling successful at work or in other areas, you might feel ineffective as a parent (particularly when trying … Continue reading >




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Column Image Building Confidence in Your Child

As I sit and watch a class of children in gymnastics I reflect on how important it is to for children to develop skills that build confidence. All humans strive to gain skills and develop pride in their abilities, making it important to begin fostering this development in children. Each … Continue reading >




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Column Image Is My Child Normal?

One of the most common questions I hear when a parent enters my office to talk about their child is “Is this normal?” We often wonder if our child is developing and behaving in typical kid-fashion or if there is something more we should be identifying. Children move through innumerable phases … Continue reading >




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Column Image Help Kids Beat Summer Boredom

Almost every child looks forward to the summer. At the beginning of the season it seems like there are endless things to do and all the time in the world to do them. But, without structured schedules things can get boring in a hurry – especially towards the end of … Continue reading >




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Column Image Speaking Your Child’s Love Language

Raising emotionally healthy children is a full time journey. It is the most rewarding, incredible journey while also a challenging passage. Along this voyage you may ask, do my children know how much I love them? Am I helping them build a foundation of love and support from which they … Continue reading >




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Column Image Dr. Perper Contributes to the Cover Story in the San Diego Reader!

The cover story of the San Diego Reader, titled We Shared this Bond discusses the importance of group support for children who have lost a mother.  The article features a San Diego-based program, Chula’s Mission. Chula’s Mission was founded in 2010 by Lyndsey Ruiz after the loss of her mother … Continue reading >




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Column Image The “Sandwich Generation”: What is it? And, How to Manage this Life Role

The question raised in the title is one that I found myself asking as I faced my “sandwich generation” role with an aging parent and an ill spouse — it sure feels like I’m in the middle of that sandwich! Writing a blog is both a learning/teaching opportunity, as well … Continue reading >




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Column Image Instilling Family Values

Values are instilled at the heart of every family. They are the values that we feel are important to uphold when living our lives and interacting with our world. If asked what values are important in your family, some values may be bold and obvious while others may be a … Continue reading >




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Column Image A Parent’s Guide to Managing Sibling Rivalry

When parents decide to have more than one child, it usually involves a fantasy about a perfect relationship between siblings. The reality is that sibling rivalry exists to some degree in virtually every family in which there is more than one child. It’s completely normal for siblings to have a … Continue reading >




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