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 Family Secret and Underage Smoking Apr 29, 2017

Dear Family Coach: My husband and I confided something private to our 10-year-old son. We told him t... Read More

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Late for Carpool and Concerns With Body Size Apr 28, 2017

THE FAMILY COACH BY DR. CATHERINE PEARLMAN RELEASE: FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 Late for Carpool and Con... Read More

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Homework Slackers and a Fake Identification Card Apr 22, 2017

Dear Family Coach: Neither of my kids (13- and 15-year-old boys) do any homework without prodding, a... Read More

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Brother Calls Sister Fat and Awful Piano Lessons Apr 21, 2017

Dear Family Coach: My 15-year-old son repeatedly calls his little sister "Fat A—." These words... Read More