“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

Emma González and the Unknown Costs of Early Activism

I’ve been watching the Parkland survivor advocates feeling simultaneously in awe of their courage and fearful for their futures. I am absolutely astonished at their strength, power and passion. They have been able to achieve what many exceptionally accomplished adults...

A New Dress Code Policy & A Win for Girls

Sometimes a small change can make a massive difference. Today I found out my school district changed it's dress code policy. What might look like minor language alterations actually add up to a huge development. Last year my 13-year-old daughter was objectified,...

How Can We Talk to Kids About Shootings? We Can’t.

I’m so sick of writing useless commentaries on how parents can talk to their kids about the latest episode of senseless violence. At this point, when there’s a shooting (at school or in a church or at a concert), there are no good ways to talk to kids. Could this...

A Sunday Sleepover and Conflicting Stories for 04/21/2018

A Sunday Sleepover and Conflicting Stories for 04/21/2018 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My 14-year-old daughter was invited to a birthday pool party at a local resort. It's being held on a Sunday night. The girls are expected to sleep over...

Fearing ADHD Meds and a Hair Catastrophe for 04/14/2018

Fearing ADHD Meds and a Hair Catastrophe for 04/14/2018 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My daughter has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She showed the signs for several years. However, recently, she has had much...

Visible Tattoos and a Sugary Breakfast Habit for 04/07/2018

Visible Tattoos and a Sugary Breakfast Habit for 04/07/2018 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My son will be 18 in a few months. He has been accepted into college and will be moving to a big city in the fall. He says that once at college, he's...

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