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Cheryl Erwin Radio Parenting with Cheryl Erwin

Cheryl Erwin is a licensed marriage and family therapist and author who has had a private practice working with children, teens, couples, and individuals in the Reno/Sparks area for 20 years. Her parenting commentaries air Tuesdays at 5:35 and 7:35 am, KUNR-FM (88.7), Reno NV.

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Episodes

Kids Sleeping In Your Bed

By CHERYL ERWIN  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

By   APR 20, 2017

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


Expectations For Your Kid

By   APR 20, 2017

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


The Trouble With Texting

By CHERYL ERWIN  APR 13, 2017

Texting is a rotten way to communicate.


The Empty Nest

By   APR 3, 2017

Coping when the kids go away.


Pushover Parents

By   MAR 24, 2017

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


Whack-A-Mole

By   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

By   FEB 23, 2017

Does your child need help to conquer anxiety?


Loss

By   FEB 16, 2017

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


Adult Kids

By   FEB 9, 2017

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


Praise

By CHERYL ERWIN  FEB 9, 2017

Is praise really an effective incentive for good behavior?


Agreements

By   JAN 20, 2017

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


Listening To Understand

By   JAN 11, 2017

Are you and your child really listening to each other?


Punishment

By CHERYL ERWIN  JAN 11, 2017

Can you punish your child too much?


Episodes

According to Cheryl Erwin, you won't find what your kid needs at the mall.


Self-soothing

By   DEC 16, 2016

How to teach your child to calm herself.


Time Out

By   DEC 9, 2016

Some suggestions on how to use positive time out wisely and effectively.


Shame

By   DEC 2, 2016

Research today tells us that shame is harmful to children and teaches nothing positive or helpful.


Thanksgiving And Kids

By   NOV 23, 2016

Helping kids learn the true meaning of Thanksgiving.


Regardless of your vote in the election, it's impossible not to notice the increase in verbal and physical attacks against Muslims, people of color, LGBT people and women.  Children are watching and many of them are afraid.


Behavior

By   NOV 10, 2016

Why do kids behave like that?"


Decide What You Will Do

By   NOV 4, 2016

If you frequently find yourself toe to toe with a child whose plan seems to be different than yours, here are some suggestions for creating more cooperation.


Birth Order

By   OCT 27, 2016

Understanding birth order may give you some clues to understanding  how your child sees her world.


Parents and teachers love behavior charts.  Unfortunately, the research says they don't work.  Here's why.


Kids And Phones

By   OCT 20, 2016

Everywhere you look kids are playing with phones-but is it wise or necessary?


Power Struggles

By   OCT 6, 2016

Can you prevent power struggles with your toddler?


Involving Men In Child Care

By   SEP 26, 2016

Dads should be involved from day one.  Here's how to encourage your mate.


Bullying Vs. Meanness

By   SEP 26, 2016

Is every moment of unkindness among young people "bullying"?  Here's what you need to know.


The best way to inspire honesty in your child is to model it yourself.


Conversation

By   SEP 9, 2016

Is there a way to engage your kids in conversations that are enjoyable and productive?


Is Homework Necessary?

By   AUG 30, 2016

Cheryl looks at the homework debate.


Adolescence

By   AUG 25, 2016

A guide to surviving adolescence.


Separation Anxiety

By   AUG 19, 2016

How to make dropping off your child at day care a little more pleasant. 


Blame

By   AUG 11, 2016

Blame is a natural human reaction but it rarely makes anything better.


Pornography

By   AUG 5, 2016

Online pornography is everywhere, and by the time they are 16 years old, more than half of all kids have seen it.  Here's what parents need to know.


Creativity And Imagination

By   JUL 28, 2016

What might happen if we encourage kids to explore and create stuff on their own?


Difficult Conversations

By   JUL 21, 2016

Parents often hesitate to talk with their children about difficult topics like sex or race or disability, but silence isn't helpful.  


Consent

By CHERYL ERWIN  JUL 13, 2016

The news these days is filled with stories of sexual assault on campus.  How can parents prepare their sons and daughters to live together with respect and consent?


Siblings

By   JUL 8, 2016

What is "sibling rivalry" and what can parents do to help their children live peacefully together?


Children And Violence

By   JUL 8, 2016

Cheryl has some suggestions on how to talk to your kids about fear and violence.


What Sort Of World

By   JUN 23, 2016

What sort of world do you want your children to inherit?  


How to help your child cope with divorce.


Summertime Boredom

By   JUN 6, 2016

Are parents responsible for entertaining their kids all the time?


Here's how to change the sleeping arrangement.  


Kids And Severe Anxiety

By   MAY 25, 2016

How to cope with severe anxiety.


Kids and Fads

By   MAY 17, 2016

How far do you go in allowing your children to follow the fads?


Multitasking and Kids

By CHERYL ERWIN  MAY 16, 2016

Parents are trying to cram work and parenting together.  Here's how to cope with both.


According to Cheryl, it's probably because they don't have to listen.


The Importance Of Time

By   APR 28, 2016

Are you spending unhurried time with your kids?


Asking a child to make adult decisions, no matter how good your intentions are, is unwise and unfair.


Fear Vs. Respect

By CHERYL ERWIN  APR 22, 2016

Is fear really an effective parenting tool?


Hope Vs. Expectation

By   APR 7, 2016

Parents have both hopes and expectations for their child.


Parenting In China

By   MAR 31, 2016

Cheryl just returned from her second trip to China.


Listening To Understand

By   MAR 25, 2016

Most parents understand that listening is important. But did you know that there are actually two kinds of listening? Only one of them is really helpful in building a connection (and solving problems) with those you love.


Obedience

By   MAR 16, 2016

Strict obedience may not be in the long term interest of your child.


Communicating By Texting

By   MAR 16, 2016

If you have something important to communicate, say it in person.


What are the kids doing now?  And why?


Play is easy and important.


Encouragement

By   FEB 23, 2016

What's the difference between praise and encouragement?


Routines

By   FEB 23, 2016

Cheryl explains why routines work and how to create them.


Calming Down

By   FEB 23, 2016

Some suggestions for helping your child manage those angry moments.


Play And Learning

By   JAN 25, 2016

Focusing on play and social and emotional learning is the best way to teach young kids.


Kids And The Outdoors

By   JAN 25, 2016

How much time do your kids spend outside?


What Does It Feel Like To Be Your Child?

By CHERYL ERWIN  JAN 25, 2016

Kids don't perceive the world the way adults do.


When Kids Refuse To Eat

By   JAN 25, 2016

How can you get your kids to eat?


Episodes

 

Parenting Is Gender Neutral

By   DEC 23, 2015

Parenting is not just a female endeavor. 


Listening

By   DEC 23, 2015

Are you listening to your child?


Give Memories This Year

By   DEC 23, 2015

Some gift ideas kids will really appreciate.


Are you using appropriate discipline with your kids?


Childhood Obesity

By   NOV 25, 2015

What can parents do to prevent obesity?


Parents Change First

By   NOV 18, 2015

Change always begins with parents.


Entitlement

By   NOV 18, 2015

Many of today's young people seem to feel entitled to whatever they want. 


Incentives

By   NOV 18, 2015

Reward and incentives may actually be discouraging.


Resilience

By   NOV 6, 2015

It's been said that this generation of young people is the "teacup generation" they shatter at the first obstacle they face.


Power Struggles

By Oct 28, 2015

How to survive power struggles with your children.


Childhood Trauma

By Oct 21, 2015

Early childhood trauma can cause big problems later in life.  Here's what to look for, and suggestions about how to help a hurting child.


Homework

By Oct 21, 2015

Nothing causes more friction between children and parents than homework.  Here are some tips to help you survive the homework wars.


The Iceberg

By Oct 21, 2015

It's easy to get angry or irritated when a child misbehaves.  Understanding why children do what they do is the first step to solving the problems you face.  


Stop Yelling

By Oct 21, 2015

Yelling is one of the most ineffective things a parent can do.  Here's how to stop.


Kids and Anxiety

By Sep 25, 2015

How to help your child deal with anxiety.


Words Are Powerful

By Sep 18, 2015

Think your kids never listen to you?  They hear a lot more than you know.


Consequences

By Sep 18, 2015

Cheryl takes a look at appropriate consequences for kids.


Force Or Firmness

By CHERYL ERWIN  SEP 3, 2015

Parents often wonder just how firm they should be.  It is okay to "make" kids do things?  If so, when?


Parenting: Quirky Kids

By   AUG 28, 2015

What if your kids don't conform to expectations?


There are many new apps out there that allow parents to track their kids' movements.  Should you use them?


Parenting: Free Range Kids

By   AUG 14, 2015

When is it okay to let kids explore on their own?


Parents want their children to be good problem solvers but they don't want them to have any problems.


Kids must learn to deal with both positive and negative feelings.


Kids And Chores

By   JUL 24, 2015

The delegation of chores can cause lots of family conflict.


"Good Girls"

By   JUL 17, 2015

Value judgments like "good girl" and "bad girl" can teach children unintended lessons about who they are in the world.  Cheryl explains why.

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Kids And Money

By   JUL 10, 2015

What do kids need to know about money?

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Power Struggles

By   JUN 30, 2015

How to avoid power struggles with your teenager.

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Crying It Out

By   JUN 23, 2015

When do you do when your child cries at bedtime?  Should you pick them up, or let them cry it out?

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Summertime Boredom

By   JUN 19, 2015

Do Parents have to fill up every moment with excitement?  Boredom may be good for your kids.

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Anger Therapy For Kids?

By   JUN 12, 2015

Do kids need anger management?

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Co-Piloting Your Teen

By CHERYL ERWIN  MAY 29, 2015

The teen years can be wonderful-if you understand what's happening for your young adult.  Cheryl Erwin has a few clues.

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Mutual Respect

By   MAY 21, 2015

There are ways to teach children respect.

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Grandparenting

By   MAY 15, 2015

Being a grandparent is a marvelous gift, one you don't fully understand until it happens to you.

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Anger Management

By   MAY 8, 2015

Anger management tips for the whole family.

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Stop Helping

By   APR 28, 2015

Many parents are helping too much.

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Parenting Around The World

By   APR 22, 2015

Parents around the world are remarkably similar.

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Should Your Child Cry?

By   APR 17, 2015

There are a lot of messages out there telling kids that crying is bad.  

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Caught Your Child Stealing?

By   APR 10, 2015

How should you react if your child steals something?

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1:04 PM
THU APRIL 2, 2015

Children And Manners

Courtesy and respect should be part of every home.

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12:22 PM
WED MARCH 25, 2015

Logic Or Emotion

Does the brain run on emotion or logic?  What about your child's brain?

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4:17 PM
FRI MARCH 13, 2015

Texting

Is texting an effective way to communicate?

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2:47 PM
FRI MARCH 6, 2015

Apologies

Being told to apologize has always  been part of a child's upbringing.  But does it really accomplish what parents are hoping for?

  

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1:14 PM
THU FEBRUARY 19, 2015

Unstructured Play

Children love to play.  But what kind of play is best for their development?  What can busy parents do if they just don't have time to let the kids hang out?

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1:09 PM
THU FEBRUARY 19, 2015

Teen Brain Development

The human brain is not fully mature until around the age of 25.  Yet the law of the land tells teens that they are adults at the age of 18.

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10:41 AM
THU FEBRUARY 12, 2015

Memory And Perception

By CHERYL

You work hard to make wonderful memories with your child.  So will your child always remember just what happened?

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1:20 PM
FRI FEBRUARY 6, 2015

Risk Taking For Kids

Should you let your child take risks?

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1:12 PM
FRI JANUARY 30, 2015

Kids and Manners

Are manners important in today's world?

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1:06 PM
FRI JANUARY 30, 2015

Kids and Sleep

A recent study shows that children who don't get enough sleep are at risk later in life for obesity and other health issues.  How much sleep does your child need?  And how can you help your family avoid bedtime battles?

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TUE JANUARY 6, 2015

Picky Eaters

Most parents understand that eating is one of the things you can't "make" a child do.  But most parents also find it irritating and annoying when their children refuse to eat anything except hot dogs or cheese pizza.  If you have a picky eater in the house, here are some suggestions for keeping peace at the dinner table.

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TUE JANUARY 6, 2015

Fathers Matter

Dads matter; in fact, fathers can do some things for their children that mothers can't.  Unfortunately, dads sometime face obstacles when they want to be more engaged in parenting.  Here's why fathers matter, and how to create a stronger bond between father and child.

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12:35 PM
TUE JANUARY 6, 2015

Listening

Most parents believe they listen to their children.  What does listening to your child really mean?

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Episodes

 

FRI DECEMBER 19, 2014

Gifts That Keep Giving

Many parents' holiday shopping for their children begins and ends at the mall, but there is so much more you can offer.  Here are some suggestions for adding fun and connection to your child's holiday.

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TUE DECEMBER 16, 2014

Elf on the Shelf

So many parents feel pressured to create the "perfect" holiday for their children-but is all the effort and expense really worth it?

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WED DECEMBER 10, 2014

A Genuine Christmas Wish List

What kids really need for Christmas this year.

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1:28 PM
WED DECEMBER 10, 2014

Productive Discipline

Is your style of discipline productive?  

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WED DECEMBER 10, 2014

Kid Time

Parents need kid time too! 

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WED DECEMBER 10, 2014

Kids and Advertising

Just how many ads will your kids see this year?  Cheryl Erwin investigates.

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WED DECEMBER 10, 2014

Productive Discipline

Is your discipline productive?

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WED DECEMBER 10, 2014

Kids and Advertising

Kids and Advertising

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TUE NOVEMBER 4, 2014

Overfunction

There are lots of cranky, overwhelmed exhausted parents out there.  Is it possible to do less and actually have better-behaved children?

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TUE NOVEMBER 4, 2014

Kids with Anxiety

Learning to cope with anxiety is an important skill for adults and children alike.

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TUE NOVEMBER 4, 2014

Defiance

Defiance is one of the most common complaints parents have about their children.  How can you invite cooperation and better behavior?

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TUE NOVEMBER 4, 2014

Corporal Punishment

The Adrian Peterson case has brought corporal punishment back into the national spotlight, but what is the truth about spanking?

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TUE OCTOBER 21, 2014

How to Motivate Your Kids

By  & CH

Some ideas on what works when trying to motivate your children.

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FRI OCTOBER 3, 2014

Forgiving Yourself

How can parents recover from their mistakes?

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FRI SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

Baskets

By  & CH

Most parents agree that it's impossible to fight about everything.  But where do you draw the line?

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TUE SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Kids and Screens

We know very little about the long-term results of screen use, especially in early childhood.

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TUE SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Parenting with Cheryl Erwin

Let your child think for herself.

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THU SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

Kids and Consequences

When should parents step in and save kids from the consequence of their actions?

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THU SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

Cheating and Lying

Studies show that an alarming number of teenagers and young adults believe lying and cheating are not only okay, they're necessary to achieve success.

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THU SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

Too Much, Too Soon

It is not a good idea to give large amounts of wealth to young adults.

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THU AUGUST 14, 2014

Powerful Words

You may not realize how powerful your words really are.

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TUE AUGUST 5, 2014

Learning to Crash

08-05-14 Some thoughts on how to "crash-proof" your child.

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Grandparents
FRI JULY 18, 2014

Parenting with Cheryl Erwin: Grandparents

How grandparents can help with parenting.

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Local Stories
FRI JULY 18, 2014

Parenting with Cheryl Erwin: Sleep

Are your children getting enough sleep?

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Bullying
THU NOVEMBER 24, 2011

Bullying

By EDITOR
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Is There A Right Way To Discipline A Child?

On September 24, 2014, KNPR in Las Vegas presented a radio show featuring guests Cheryl Erwin, Marriage and Family Therapist, Andrew Freeman, Assistant Professor at UNLV's Department of Psychology, and Bradley Donohue, Director of Family Research and Services and a Professor at UNLV's Department of Psychology.

In this 30 minute broadcast, the panel discusses the questions and issues, the behaviorial theories and the ethical arguments concerning corporal punishment.

 

Listen to the Discussion