“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

Why Twitter Should Give Me a Blue Check

When someone has a blue check on twitter is shows that they are relevant. It's like a badge of authority and authenticity. Turns out that check is pretty important. Accounts are verified by twitter when they are of public interest. Twitter defines public interest as...

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...

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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