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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A Bisexual Friend and a New IPad Aug 12, 2017

Dear Family Coach: My daughter is 16, and she has a good friend who identifies as bisexual. I try to... Read More

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Divorced Parents and Choking on a Pea Aug 11, 2017

Dear Family Coach: I'm a divorced mom with a 10-year-old son. The arrangement with my ex is my son s... Read More

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A Book Lover and a Kind Soul Aug 05, 2017

Dear Family Coach: I feel one of my great failures as a parent is that my kids are not readers. They... Read More

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Daughter Unties Mom After Robbery Aug 04, 2017

Dear Family Coach: Last week, while my husband and 7-year-old daughter were at an amusement, park tw... Read More