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

Stop Yelling

May 25, 2017

How and why you should  stop yelling at your children.

Follow Through

May 18, 2017

Follow through is one of the most critical parenting skills.


May 18, 2017

Giving your kids rewards and incentives can make things worse-here's why.


May 11, 2017

Where did we get the idea that in order to help children do better, first we have to make them feel worse?

Kids Sleeping In Your Bed

Apr 28, 2017

Have you got a child who refuses to sleep in their own bed?  Here's how to stop the behavior.

Kids In Your Bed

Apr 20, 2017

What to do if your child won't sleep in his own bed.

Do you and your spouse agree and the developmental milestones that are appropriate for your child's age?

The Trouble With Texting

Apr 13, 2017

Texting is a rotten way to communicate.

The Empty Nest

Apr 3, 2017

Coping when the kids go away.

Pushover Parents

Mar 24, 2017

Many parents work so hard at being "good" that they're ineffective at providing the discipline and boundaries that children need.


Mar 16, 2017

Every time you think you have solved a problem, it pops up somewhere else.  Parents need perseverance and grit to get by.  

Sometimes, kids just need permission to have the feelings they have.  Here's why.

What happens when children raised with Positive Discipline go out into the world.

Anxious Children

Feb 23, 2017

Does your child need help to conquer anxiety?


Feb 16, 2017

Her are some ideas to consider when supporting your child through a time of loss.

Adult Kids

Feb 9, 2017

Life with adult kids holds both challenges and opportunities.  Here are some things to consider.


Feb 9, 2017

Is praise really an effective incentive for good behavior?


Jan 20, 2017

Making agreements can be an effective parenting tool when done in the right spirit.

Are you and your child really listening to each other?


Jan 11, 2017

Can you punish your child too much?