“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

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...

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...

Eating Paper and Test Anxiety for 02/17/2018

Eating Paper and Test Anxiety for 02/17/2018 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My 7-year-old son is always ripping the pages off of books and eating them. All the corners are gone and eaten. I have no idea what to do about this, or if I should...

Broken Cellphone and Therapy-Averse Dad for 02/10/2018

Broken Cellphone and Therapy-Averse Dad for 02/10/2018 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: I know my son broke his cellphone on purpose so he could get a newer one. He denies it, but I have proof. He needs a phone. But I'm hesitant to get this for...

A Prying Parent and a Persuasive Son for 02/03/2018

A Prying Parent and a Persuasive Son for 02/03/2018 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: I ask my fifth-grader obsessively about her day — who did she eat lunch with? Who did she hang with on the playground? Where was Girl X? Who did Girl Y hang out...

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