Psychotherapist, author, expert in social skills training for children for over 25 years, Cathi Cohen provides articles and resources for parents or caretakers.

March 31, 2014

Is Your Child at Risk for Web Addiction?

Parents are expressing more and more concern about their children’s preoccupation with the video gaming world.  This article lays out pretty clearly how to assess whether […]
March 28, 2014

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Dear Cathi, I need your help.  My 6th grader is begging for me to allow her to open an Instagram account.  Sienna says she is totally […]
March 26, 2014

Social Media and Your Teenager

Teens naturally want to communicate with their friends without oversight from their parents. Parents, on the other hand, worry about what information their children are sharing […]
March 24, 2014

Fathers Parent Differently

We tend to devalue the critical role fathers play in healthy child development. Fathers and mothers communicate differently, and the child benefits greatly from both. In […]
March 21, 2014

Opening the Lines of Communication

Are your kids using their phones or tablets at the dinner table? Are you checking your work email or texting a friend? Just being in the […]
March 21, 2014

Communication Takes Practice

Kids, just like adults, long to connect with others. Effective communication gets them there. You, as parents set a powerful example of good communication for your […]
March 17, 2014

No! Yes! Maybe? Why Is It So Hard To Say No?

It’s more difficult saying “no” to other adults than it is to say “no” to my kids. I may periodically cave in to my children’s demands […]
March 14, 2014

Coaching Your Child to Listen and Communicate

All elementary-school-age children need guidance to improve communication skills. Some children require more assistance than others. How do you determine if your child needs extra help […]
March 12, 2014

Coaching Your Child on Joining In

“Nobody wants to play with me.” “The kids were teasing me today at school.” “I never get invited to birthday parties.” “I don’t fit in.” Sound […]