This book teaches frustrated, stressed-out parents that selectively ignoring certain behaviors can actually inspire positive changes in their kids.
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 a PhD in social welfare from Yeshiva University and a masters of social work from New York University.
"Dr. Pearlman's book offers parenting advice that is effective in
every situation. Chock-full of practical applications, this book
will help you ease out of those challenging situations every parent
faces." --Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist and New
York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent
and The Awakened Family "I ask three things of the books I read.
I want to learn something, I want to laugh, and, when a book is
really special, I get to forge a personal connection with a writer
for as long as I turn the pages. Catherine Pearlman has given me
all three in this book, and much more. She's given me a resource I
will refer back to over and over again, both as a writer and a
parent." --Jessica Lahey, Author, New York Times
bestseller The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to
Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed "Fun, insightful,
straightforward advice that can really make your family life
--KJ Dell'Antonia, New York Times Well Family Columnist