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.

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 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.