“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

How to Parent in Public Even When Your Child Is Having A Meltdown

“Are you breastfeeding?” the stranger asked while I waited with my newborn to order a drink at Starbucks. “Um, Well…” I said awkwardly, “it’s complicated.” I picked up my iced tea, collected my lingering morsels of pride and shamefully shuffled out the door. Then I...

Intensive Parenting Gone Wrong and The Elite College Fallacy

Everything that’s wrong with modern parenting is apparent in the recent college admission scandal. The FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston have charged nearly 50 people in an admissions conspiracy that involved parents paying anywhere from hundreds of...

Is Your Husband Around?

There are four words that when spoken to me incite my most aggressive impulses. I become fiery and almost hostile. It happens fairly regularly and yet, I’m still shocked when I hear it. Tonight, as the contractor was leaving the house, he said this: Is your husband...

Saving Sex Ed and an Overloaded Parent for 05/26/2018

Saving Sex Ed and an Overloaded Parent for 05/26/2018 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My school district has a sex education program that I don't care for. Parents have the option of signing their children out of the class. I opted out for my...

Saving Sex Ed and an Overloaded Parent for 05/26/2018

Saving Sex Ed and an Overloaded Parent for 05/26/2018 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My school district has a sex education program that I don't care for. Parents have the option of signing their children out of the class. I opted out for my...

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