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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Strangers Groping Gorgeous Hair and Driving Without a Permit Aug 19, 2017

Dear Family Coach: My 13-year-old daughter has the most incredible red hair with ringlets. It's real... Read More

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How To Tell a Child About a Sexual Assault Aug 18, 2017

Dear Family Coach: I was sexually assaulted in college. I never told anyone in my family. It's taken... Read More

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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