“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

6 Lessons for Girls and Boys to Combat Sexual Harassment

Allegations of a long history of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein have recently come to light. Apparently, Weinstein uses power and potential opportunity to overpower women and have his way. He did this over and over again. Just ask Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan,...

What I Won’t Miss About Elementary School

  This year my kids both moved up schools. My son is now a 6th grader in middle school and my daughter is in 9th at a new high school. The other day I drove by the local elementary school and thought I would feel a pang of sadness to be finished with that part of...

Buying A Car and Gender Roles

  Growing up there were three ways I learned that gender roles are fluid. 1.     My mother worked for most of my early years. As a child, I probably couldn’t tell you what she did at her job. But I knew she worked on computers (still a male dominated field) and...

Lonely Mom and Dealing With Miscarriage for 03/31/2018

Lonely Mom and Dealing With Miscarriage for 03/31/2018 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: I have two kids. When my oldest was born, I had lots of friends to meet for play dates. Those friends provided me with a lot of social and emotional support....

Snooping Mistakes and a Pesky Pacifier for 03/24/2018

Snooping Mistakes and a Pesky Pacifier for 03/24/2018 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My 16-year-old daughter tells us nothing about her life. So when she goes to bed, I sometimes browse through her cellphone. At first I just noticed typical...

Potty-Training Resistance and a Nickname for 03/17/2018

Potty-Training Resistance and a Nickname for 03/17/2018 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My nearly 4-year-old daughter is not potty trained. At preschool she is prompted to use to toilet every hour or so, and she successfully tinkles. But at...

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