“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,...

An Older Boyfriend and Comic Fans for 11/18/2017

An Older Boyfriend and Comic Fans for 11/18/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My daughter is a very mature and responsible 20-year-old. She lives at college, works part time and is involved in many community programs. Recently, she told me...

Back to An Unstable Mother and Quitting Baseball for 11/17/2017

Back to An Unstable Mother and Quitting Baseball for 11/17/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: I've been raising my granddaughter for almost 17 years. My daughter wanted very little to do with her. Now she has money coming in, and she wants...

Unsupervised Parties and A Control Freak for 11/11/2017

Unsupervised Parties and A Control Freak for 11/11/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: This year we moved our two high school kids to a new area. Both kids report having no friends. It's been a difficult transition. They say the only way they...

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