“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

My Kid Went To Camp, That’s All I Knew

I put my son on bus for sleepaway camp. After that I had absolutely no idea if he was alive. I didn’t know if he was eating or homesick or suffering from 1,000 bee stings. I. KNEW. NOTHING. The reason I was agonizingly ignorant of my son’s whereabouts was because his...

Double Thumbs Up Book Review: Fix-It Friends

    I just finished reading The Fix-It Friends: Have No Fear, which is the first in a series of children’s books by Nicole Kear. These beginner chapter books tell the story of a group of four friends (a brother-sister duo and two of their buddies) who help...

Book Promotion #1

Almost three years ago I had an idea for a book. I’d been thinking about writing a book for many years but no idea seemed like the right one. Then I realized there were two words I said over and over again when working with families. Parents would ask: What should I...

Little Miss Know-It-All and a Defiant Boy for 07/22/2017

Little Miss Know-It-All and a Defiant Boy for 07/22/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: Sometimes I notice that my child acts like a know-it-all. She is constantly raising her hand in class and telling her friends the best way to do play a...

The Front Seat and Bickering Siblings for 07/21/2017

The Front Seat and Bickering Siblings for 07/21/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My wife lets my 10-year-old sit in the front seat of the car. She says it's no big deal, but it freaks me out. Am I overreacting? — Scared Dad Dear Dad: You...

Costume Dreams and Game Night Resistance for 07/15/2017

Costume Dreams and Game Night Resistance for 07/15/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: Last year, my daughter, who was 8 years old, wanted her own Halloween costume to be her favorite singer, Lady Gaga. The costume was sparkly and glittery and...

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