Parenting with Cheryl Erwin

A note from KUNR General Manager David Stipech: On August 7, Cheryl Erwin signed off from KUNR during Morning Edition with her last Parenting segment (at least for now). We're grateful for Cheryl's generous gift of her time to write and record her insights aired weekly on KUNR for the better part of two decades. Writing and producing radio commentaries takes a lot more time than people might think! Cheryl faithfully has given our listeners useful tips and perspectives, not just for parents raising children, but also for grandparents, relatives, friends—and all of us as adults who are always learning. We're proud of Cheryl's work right here in our community and also globally, having a growing, positive impact with her own practice, in local schools and across the planet. We're fortunate to have Cheryl among our extended KUNR family and as a parenting expert and resource. And we are very glad to continue hosting Cheryl's archive of segments and wealth of wisdom on KUNR's website. Thank you, Cheryl, and keep up the great work! David and the KUNR Staff & Listeners

Parenting with Cheryl Erwin aired during Morning Edition on KUNR for over 18 years. Please use this archive to access Cheryl Erwin's work with KUNR during her tenure with KUNR. 


Cheryl Erwin (left) and KUNR's Danna O'Connor developed a close bond during Cheryl's 18 years of recording weekly Parenting commentaries.
Credit KUNR

Cheryl Erwin is a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than 25 years of experience in working with parents and children.  She is the author or co-author of several books on parenting, including “Positive Discipline: the First Three Years,” “Positive Discipline for Preschoolers,” and “Positive Discipline for Single Parents.” Cheryl provides professional development training and workshops for teachers and early childhood educators, and is available for personal, online parent coaching. 


Nov 4, 2014

There are lots of cranky, overwhelmed exhausted parents out there.  Is it possible to do less and actually have better-behaved children?

Kids with Anxiety

Nov 4, 2014

Learning to cope with anxiety is an important skill for adults and children alike.


Nov 4, 2014

Defiance is one of the most common complaints parents have about their children.  How can you invite cooperation and better behavior?

Corporal Punishment

Nov 4, 2014

The Adrian Peterson case has brought corporal punishment back into the national spotlight, but what is the truth about spanking?

How to Motivate Your Kids

Oct 21, 2014

Some ideas on what works when trying to motivate your children.

Forgiving Yourself

Oct 3, 2014

How can parents recover from their mistakes?


Sep 26, 2014

Most parents agree that it's impossible to fight about everything.  But where do you draw the line?

Children Are Making Decisions

Sep 23, 2014

Some helpful clues about how your child forms her beliefs about the world.

Kids and Screens

Sep 23, 2014

We know very little about the long-term results of screen use, especially in early childhood.

Let your child think for herself.