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Cheryl Erwin

Commentator, Parenting with Cheryl Erwin

Cheryl Erwin is a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than 25 years of experience in working with parents and children.  She is also 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.” She is also the Mental Health Consultant for the University of Nevada’s Early Head Start program.

Cheryl provides professional development training and workshops for teachers and early childhood educators, and is available for personal, online parent coaching. She has taught and worked with parents and professionals in China, Egypt, Canada, Australia, South America, and across the United States and Canada. Cheryl is married, and is now delighted to be a grandmother. Best of all, her adult son still likes her. 

Ways to Connect

Everything changes, for people and public radio stations, and while I have loved my Tuesday morning conversations with you, it's time for me to move on.  

Being present for your kids means more than just showing up.

What works for one of your children may not work for all of them.

Be Kind And Firm

Jul 20, 2018

Discipline your child by being kind and firm at the same time.

Expecting Perfection

Jul 13, 2018

How can you have realistic expectations for your child?

Too Much, Too Soon

Jul 5, 2018

Why it's not a good idea to give wealth to young adults.

Building Things

Jun 29, 2018

Kids used to build things but these days not so much.  

What is SEL and why does it matter so much for your child?


Jun 14, 2018

A generation of children are growing up in front of the camera.  


Jun 6, 2018

Should you ever lie to your kids?

When To Step In

May 25, 2018

Should you intervene when you see an adult hurting a child?

Parental Expectations

May 25, 2018

Parents want their children to love and value the same things they do.  What if your child does not?

Summer Boredom

May 17, 2018

What to do when your kids complain of boredom this summer.


May 9, 2018

Being a grandparent is a marvelous gift.  

Worry Less & Play More

Apr 28, 2018

A meditation on how important--and fulfilling--it is to just spend time together with your kids.

Anxiety Is Contagious

Apr 28, 2018

Anxiety can not only be carried down genetically, but it can also be learned.

Tips on controlling emotions and how that can be a teaching moment for kids.

Turns out both are needed to raise healthy children.

Discouraged Parents

Mar 21, 2018

Parent education is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills and ideas.

Body Image

Mar 21, 2018

Body image problems for kids can start as young as age six.