Blog for Better Living

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

By: Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. | May 20, 2016

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 to cancer. Upon realizing the […]

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Children, Family, Grief, Parenting, Relationships

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

By: Other | April 29, 2016

Written by Francine Martinez, Ph.D. 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 […]

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Children, Family, Parenting, Relationships, Stress

Instilling Family Values

By: Other | April 22, 2016

Written by Jennifer Wendt, Ph.D. 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 […]

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Children, Family, Parenting

A Parent’s Guide to Managing Sibling Rivalry

By: Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. | March 18, 2016

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 natural rivalry. Siblings clash and […]

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Children, Family, Parenting

8 Steps to Help Your Child Learn Problem Solving Skills

By: Other | March 4, 2016

Written by Jennifer Wendt, Ph.D. As adults we solve problems all throughout the day, from minimal to major problems. We are called upon to make decisions and find solutions to problems occurring in our homes, jobs, relationships, health, etc. The list is endless! Many problems we fix are common and we have learned a variety […]

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Children, Family, Parenting, Teens

Technology and Our Teens

By: Other | October 26, 2015

Written by Francine Martinez, Ph.D. Technology today is reaching a critical mass stage where new products and ways of sharing are found and implemented at lightning speeds. There was a time when telling your child that they were not allowed to watch TV or have friends over was a huge punishment. In this modern age, […]

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Parenting, Teens

The Simple ABC & F of Behavior

By: Other | September 14, 2015

Written by Jennifer Wendt, Ph.D. The Principles of Understanding & Shaping Behavior Knowledge for Parents Especially those with Young Children Have you ever been baffled by your child’s behavior? Have you ever wondered why your child is acting a certain way or wondered why they haven’t learned to behave a different way? Sometimes we have […]

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Children, Family, Parenting