Tucson Festival of Books

Catherine Pearlman (she/her/hers)


Catherine Pearlman is the founder of The Family Coach and a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children and families for more than 25 years. She's on a mission to help parents enjoy parenting more. To that end, she advises on all matters of parenting from toddlers to teens on discipline, technology, behavior modification, food issues, sibling rivalry and more. Pearlman is the author of "First Phone: A Child's Guide to Digital Responsibility, Safety and Etiquette" and "Ignore It: How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction." Pearlman received her doctorate in social welfare from Yeshiva University and her master's degree in social work from New York University. She is the mom of two teens.

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Scheduled events:
First Phone: Tips to Ensure Kids Stay Safe, Smart and Kind On-Line
Screen time is a constant battle in children's lives. This session offers tips to ensure kids stay safe, smart and kind online around issues of boundaries, digital etiquette, safety, self-care, social media, cyberbullying and scams/phishing. Pearlman will explain when and how to monitor children's phones, how to limit time on social media, and why it's important to turn off notifications and keep phones out of the bedroom. Her new children's book on these topics is available at the festival.

Education Room 308 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Catherine Pearlman
Moderator: Julie Thompson

Books:
First Phone
A Child's Guide to Digital Responsibility, Safety, and Etiquette
Children / Teens
Penguin
July 2022
ISBN 9780593538333
144 pages

Ignore It!
How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction
Children / Teens
Penguin
August 2017
ISBN 9780143130338
272 pages