Cheryl Erwin

Cheryl Erwin, MA, MFT, has been working with (and learning from) families for more than ten years, most recently as a licensed marriage and family therapist, speaker, and parenting consultant in private practice in Reno, Nevada. Cheryl has an encouraging, humorous, and effective way of adapting practical parenting skills and insights to the special needs of her listeners. She has facilitated workshops and classes for such diverse groups as children with special needs and chronic illness, military parents, single parents, professional groups, school groups, churches, and parents of gifted children, as well as families referred to parenting education by the court and prison systems. Cheryl devotes much of her time to working individually with families, couples, children, and adolescents to help them live together with mutual respect and dignity.

Cheryl is coauthor with Jane Nelsen of seven books in the Positive Discipline series, and has co-authored "How to Turn Boys Into Men Without a Man Around the House: A Single Mother's Guide," with Richard Bromfield of Harvard Medical School. She also writes articles on parenting and family relationships for a number of regional publications, and has written for such national publications as Parents Magazine. She presents a weekly parenting broadcast on KUNR -FM in the Reno/Sparks area.

Cheryl has also presented at numerous national conferences, including the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the North American Society for Adlerian Psychology. Cheryl is married and has an 18-year-old son, who is, by far, her best teacher. Parenting is the most challenging job most of us will ever do -- and the most important. Cheryl's vision is to provide the skills, warmth, insights, and environment in which to raise healthy, capable young people.


On-Site trainings and workshops for corporations on parenting, family wellness, and life balance Trainings for child care providers and early childhood educators on understanding and managing children's behavior Parenting classes and workshops Staff training for teachers and school districts Individual, marital, family, or group therapy with an emphasis on creativity, problem solving, mutual respect, and personal growth.



Raising Cooperative, Capable Kids With Character
The Art of Effective Discipline: Skills for Parents and/or Teachers
The Myth of "Self-Esteem" - and What Children Need Instead
Ten Steps to Positive Discipline
How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) With Teenagers
*Also: Individual Topics based on special needs and requests of sponsoring agency
"Every parent and teacher should take this class. I enjoyed
it and learned a lot." Reno, NV

"I especially enjoyed the hands-on activities. The Mistaken Goals will really help me deal with the children in my classroom. "Gilbert, AZ

"Entertaining and practical. I want to attend more of these
workshops." Reno, NV

"I laughed a lot - but I really learned a lot too. I appreciated that Cheryl was professional, based her teaching on research, and still understood what life is like in my family. A very valuable day." Burlingame, CA
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