“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.”

—Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Catherine Pearlman, PHD, LCSW

Stop Encouraging Misbehavior: 8 Behaviors Parents Should Ignore

Children don’t misbehave because it’s educational or enlightening. They don’t misbehave because they’re sick or twisted. Nope, children misbehave for one simple reason—it works. From yelling and negotiating to farting and pinching, acting like a terror pays huge...

Right Before The Last Breath

We all die from something. It’s a heart attack. A cancerous tumor. A car accident. Death may be sudden or drawn out after a long excruciating illness. At the end of every life, no matter how that end arrives, there is an infinitesimal moment of time that rests between...

6 Lessons for Girls and Boys to Combat Sexual Harassment

Allegations of a long history of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein have recently come to light. Apparently, Weinstein uses power and potential opportunity to overpower women and have his way. He did this over and over again. Just ask Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan,...

Sabotaging College and Emotional Meltdowns for 12/02/2017

Sabotaging College and Emotional Meltdowns for 12/02/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My son is a senior, and he is slowly throwing away all of his options for college. He has excellent SAT scores, but his grades are erratic. He isn't going...

A Homebody and a Christmas Tree for 11/25/2017

A Homebody and a Christmas Tree for 11/25/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My son is strongly considering a college close to us so he can live at home. It's not a financial decision, as we have set aside enough money for dorms. My wife and...

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