“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

The Best Drone for Kids, Ever!

My son, Emmett, absolutely loves anything remote controlled. He loved little RC cars, and now he loves drones. Over the years we have been through many. That's because most of them last a few days to weeks. Inevitably, the propellers twist or there’s a mysterious...

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...

No Present Christmas and a Bogus Girlfriend for 12/16/2017

No Present Christmas and a Bogus Girlfriend for 12/16/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My 14-year-old son has told me to get him nothing for Christmas. He says he doesn't need or want anything. Meanwhile, his brothers have long lists. Money...

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...

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