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.


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.


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 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.