“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

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,...

What I Won’t Miss About Elementary School

  This year my kids both moved up schools. My son is now a 6th grader in middle school and my daughter is in 9th at a new high school. The other day I drove by the local elementary school and thought I would feel a pang of sadness to be finished with that part of...

Buying A Car and Gender Roles

  Growing up there were three ways I learned that gender roles are fluid. 1.     My mother worked for most of my early years. As a child, I probably couldn’t tell you what she did at her job. But I knew she worked on computers (still a male dominated field) and...

A Lonely Dad and Leaving out a Friend for 10/20/2017

A Lonely Dad and Leaving out a Friend for 10/20/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: I've always been a very involved dad. But now that my children are in sixth and ninth grade, they no longer need me. I'm constantly begging them to do...

Devastating Headlines and Single Fatherhood for 10/14/2017

Devastating Headlines and Single Fatherhood for 10/14/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: Lately, all of the news is having a disastrous effect on me. Every day, I become more and more depressed about world events, tragic shootings, police...

An Unwanted Boyfriend and Missing Parenting for 10/13/2017

An Unwanted Boyfriend and Missing Parenting for 10/13/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My 15-year-old daughter believes she is in love. Despite our objections, she says that she will see her "boyfriend" no matter what we say. I don't allow...

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