Cheryl Erwin

Parenting Commentator, Tuesday mornings

Cheryl Erwin is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has had a private practice working with children, teens, couples, and individuals in the Reno/Sparks area for almost 20 years. Cheryl is also the author or co-author of nine books on parenting and family life, including seven in the bestselling "Positive Discipline" series and the "Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Boys." Cheryl is a popular speaker and trainer who has taught in Singapore, Australia, Canada, and across the United States.

She also works as the mental health consultant and family coach for Early Head Start in Reno and offers parent coaching, foster parent training, and other family support services in the Truckee Meadows.

Cheryl is married to David Ehrke, who is principal clarinet with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and a member of the University of Nevada, Reno Music Department faculty. She has a son, Philip, in his mid-twenties who lives and practices law in Las Vegas. Cheryl dreams of breaking 90 on the golf course, loves to mountain bike, ski, and kayak, and is an avid reader and knitter.

Ways to Connect

Can agreements with your children be successful?

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


Jun 30, 2017

Here's some thoughts on kids and apologies.


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.


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.  

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.