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

Creativity Killers

Dec 21, 2017

Creativity can be messy and parents inadvertently do a number of things that can quench it.  


Dec 21, 2017

The Holidays can be an opportunity to learn and practice something we should enjoy all year long:  gratitude.

Firm Or Harsh

Dec 21, 2017

Here's the difference between respectful firmness and harshness.

Follow Through

Dec 1, 2017

The ability of parents to follow through is critically important and extremely difficult.

Stop Helping

Dec 1, 2017

Helping children succeed is considered part of effective parenting.  But many parents help too much and children suffer as a result.  

Forgiving Yourself

Nov 9, 2017

How parents can recover from their mistakes.

Lying To Children

Nov 9, 2017

Here's why lying is a bad idea.

Media Awareness

Nov 1, 2017

Screening movies and other media for children can be a full-time job but it's never been more important.  Here's why.

Bullying vs. Meanness

Nov 1, 2017

Bullying does indescribable damage to young men and women.  But is every moment of unkindness "bullying"?  Here's what you need to know.  

Do Rewards Help?

Nov 1, 2017

Can a reward help to change your child's behavior?