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"Dr. Pearlman's book offers parenting advice that is effective in every situation. Chock-full of practical applications, this book will help you ease out of those challenging situations every parent faces."

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  • A Crowded Space

    The ballroom was packed. Extra chairs were nudged in at each table. I sat in the way back of the room listening to Juliana Margulies talk about motherhood and acting. Scanning the crowd I saw…

  • Real Mom Confessions

    In the days after giving birth to my first child I cried. Oh, yes, there were tons of tears. I cried because the pain of the episiotomy was unbearable. I cried because I couldn’t poop. And I cried…

  • I Quit: 8 Tasks I am No Longer Doing For My Children

    I’m going on strike. I mean it. I’m done with hands-on mothering. Not because I dislike being a mom. I love being a mom but I loathe being a maid. Do this. Do that. Pick this up. Pick that up. I…

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Dear Family Coach

  • Questioning Cursing and a Hickey for 06/24/2017
    on June 24, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Dear Family Coach: My 7-year-old son says some of the other kids at school are cursing or talking about sexual things that he doesn't understand. He asks me what these words mean. Should I tell him […]

  • First Sleep-Away Camp and a Break From the Kids for 06/23/2017
    on June 23, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Dear Family Coach: My 10-year-old son is heading out for his first summer of sleep-away camp. He'll be gone for three weeks. I'm so excited for him but also nervous. He was excited at first, too, but […]

  • A Moody Preteen and a Toddler Hitter for 06/17/2017
    on June 17, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Dear Family Coach: My daughter is almost 11, and she's a good kid. She's polite, responsible and generally good-natured. But I can see her becoming more moody, and sometimes she can become a bit […]

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