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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Extreme Stranger Danger and Crazy Neighbors Feb 24, 2018

Dear Family Coach: My daughter, who is just 3, seems to have severe stranger danger and social anxie... Read More

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Eating Paper and Test Anxiety Feb 17, 2018

Dear Family Coach: My 7-year-old son is always ripping the pages off of books and eating them. All t... Read More

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Broken Cellphone and Therapy-Averse Dad Feb 10, 2018

Dear Family Coach: I know my son broke his cellphone on purpose so he could get a newer one. He deni... Read More

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A Prying Parent and a Persuasive Son Feb 03, 2018

Dear Family Coach: I ask my fifth-grader obsessively about her day — who did she eat lunch wit... Read More