Dr. Catherine Pearlman is the founder of The Family Coach, LLC, a private practice that makes home visits to help parents with typical parenting issues. Her mission is to help parents enjoy their parenting and kids more. To that end, she advises on all matters of parenting, such as potty and sleep training, discipline, food issues, sibling rivalry and more. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Pearlman is also an Assistant Professor in the social work program at Brandman University. She writes the Dear Family Coach column and articles on various topical issues for the Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Sports Illustrated, Huffington Post, and has been featured several times on NBC’s "Today Show." Dr. Pearlman received her doctorate in social welfare at Yeshiva University and a master's degree of social work from New York University. Her bachelor's degree in the history of medicine and sociology is from Bucknell University.