This week on MD for Moms, I interview Catherine Pearlman, PhD, LCSW, founder of The Family Coach and writer of Ignore It!: How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction.
Your toddler is screaming for candy in a crowded store… bedtime becoming an endless fight for one more book or drink… it’s time for school but your little one won’t put on the right shoes… sound familiar? Typical parenting battles can devolve into yelling along with tears. None of this leads to any positive behavior from kids or parents, so what should a parent do?
Dr. Pearlman uses her experiences as a parent and from her private practice working with families for over 20 years to lay out a simple, clear plan to resolve common behavior issues. Her new book, Ignore It!: How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction answers the many parenting concerns about discipline while making parenting easier (really!).
Learn more about my guest, Catherine Pearlman, PhD, LCSW:
DR. CATHERINE PEARLMAN is the founder of The Family Coach, a private practice specializing in helping families resolve everyday problems related to discipline, sleep, and sibling rivalry, among other issues. She is the proud parent of a son in elementary school and a daughter in middle school. Her syndicated Dear Family Coach column has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and many regional parenting magazines. She has appeared on Today and her advice has been featured in Parenting, Men’s Health, CNN.com, and The Huffington Post. Dr. Pearlman is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children and families for more than twenty years. She is an assistant professor of social work at Brandman University and received her PhD in social welfare from Yeshiva University and a masters of social work from New York University.