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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Creating Good Readers and Brushing a Toddler's Teeth May 19, 2018

Dear Family Coach: I want my kids to be good readers and read as much as possible. What's the best w... Read More

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Letting Kids Handle Their Money and a Tattler May 18, 2018

Dear Family Coach: My children often receive holiday cards with money inside in the mail from their ... Read More

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An Uncooperative Bar Mitzvah Boy and a Budding Rapper May 12, 2018

Dear Family Coach: My son is scheduled to have his bar mitzvah next year, and it's a very important ... Read More

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Promiscuous Neighbors and Occasional Formula Feeding May 05, 2018

Dear Family Coach: My next-door neighbor is a single mom who works long hours. Her 13- and 15-year-o... Read More