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

April 30, 2014

"Why Is Everyone Always Mad At Me?"

Not being able to read social cues is a problem for many children.  Everyone learns at their own pace, and learning to read social cues is […]
April 28, 2014

What is EQ and Why is it Important?

We all know what IQ stands for, but do you know what EQ stands for and why it can be important in your child’s educational development? […]
April 25, 2014

Helping Kids on the Spectrum Read Facial Expressions

This article is a fitting follow up to the previous article regarding facial expressions of children with Asperger’s. In this article, Pat Crissey, a leader in […]
April 23, 2014

Reading the Social Signs of Children with Asperger’s

Frequently, children with Asperger’s Syndrome exhibit a flatness in their affect. Their faces and voices take on an almost robotic kind of expression.  This makes it […]
April 21, 2014

Is Your Child a Shy Child?

Dear Cathi, I’m worried about my 14 year old daughter, Megan.  Megan has always been a shy child.  Teachers have always said that she doesn’t participate […]
April 18, 2014

Reading Social Signals

Tune into non-verbal communication.  Sometimes words and body language don’t match, and you might miss the real message if you aren’t paying attention.  It’s not just […]
April 16, 2014

E.G.N.O.G. To The Rescue

Jackie: I had the worst day EVER!! Mom thinks but does NOT say: Oh no.  This sounds bad.  Did she get in trouble with the teacher?  […]
April 15, 2014

E – Empathy

“You stink!” Carlos shouted.  “I’m always stuck on his team,” Joseph grumbled.  Patrick doesn’t know what to say when the boys are mean to him like […]
April 14, 2014

Setting the Stage for Your Child’s Good Behavior: Step #5

Step Five:  Develop Conflict Resolution Skills Fighting with your child is easy; fighting fairly is not.  One mistake we make as parents is to assume that […]