Parenting with Cheryl Erwin

Tuesdays: 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

Parenting with Cheryl Erwin airs during Morning Edition on Tuesdays: 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

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. 

Lying To Children

Nov 9, 2017

Here's why lying is a bad idea.

Child Perceptions

Nov 1, 2017

Understanding how your child sees the world can help you learn to set more effective limits and build a stronger connections.

Media Awareness

Nov 1, 2017

Screening movies and other media for children can be a full-time job but it's never been more important.  Here's why.

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?


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.


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?