Parenting with Cheryl Erwin | KUNR

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. 

Ways to Connect

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.  

New Baby

Nov 1, 2017

No matter how eagerly you anticipate the birth of a second baby, her arrival is bound to cause some upheaval in the family system.  Here's how to ease the transition.

Do Rewards Help?

Nov 1, 2017

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

Fathering

Sep 21, 2017

Child rearing has traditionally been a women's job.  That needs to change.

Crying It Out

Sep 13, 2017

There's a myth that if you pick up a crying baby too often, you will spoil it.  Cheryl investigates.

Spanking

Sep 13, 2017

Even after years of research showing that spanking has no positive outcomes for kids, people still argue in favor of using it.  

Public Abuse

Aug 30, 2017

What should you do if you see someone hurting a child in public?

Race And Bigotry

Aug 24, 2017

How to talk to your kids about the race, bigotry and violence they are seeing in the news recently.

Parental Expectations

Aug 17, 2017

Some parental expectations just aren't a good fit for the child they're heaped on.

Cheating And Lying

Aug 11, 2017

An alarming number of teenagers and young adults believe lying and cheating are not only okay, they are necessary to achieve success.

Presence

Aug 4, 2017

There's one thing that parents can give their children that costs nothing and is critically important: your presence.

Kids do better when they are exposed to the outdoors.

Can agreements with your children be successful?

A recent visit to China has Cheryl comparing its parenting style to the U. S.

Apologies

Jun 30, 2017

Here's some thoughts on kids and apologies.

Teasing

Jun 30, 2017

How do you know if teasing is hurtful?

Who Is In Charge?

Jun 22, 2017

Some ideas to consider about power struggles.

Boredom

Jun 16, 2017

What can parents do to teach kids to entertain themselves?

Children And Tragedy

Jun 9, 2017

Should you protect your children from tragic news and violence?

Tired of power struggles?  Here's some help.  

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