The Family Coach

The Family Coach

The Family Coach

When outside of her post as Assistant Professor in a social work program and away from her private practice, Catherine Pearlman serves as The Family Coach in order to help parents enjoy their roles as parents with more ease. Her column offers advice in all aspects of parenting, from bedtime negotiation to sibling relationships. 

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Questioning Cursing and a Hickey Jun 24, 2017

Dear Family Coach: My 7-year-old son says some of the other kids at school are cursing or talking ab... Read More

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First Sleep-Away Camp and a Break From the Kids Jun 23, 2017

Dear Family Coach: My 10-year-old son is heading out for his first summer of sleep-away camp. He'll ... Read More

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A Moody Preteen and a Toddler Hitter Jun 17, 2017

Dear Family Coach: My daughter is almost 11, and she's a good kid. She's polite, responsible and gen... Read More

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Young Dating Relationships and a Fresh Teen Jun 16, 2017

Dear Family Coach: My son is in sixth grade, and has a girlfriend. Their relationship mostly consist... Read More