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

May 30, 2014

Does Facebook lower self-esteem?

Teenagers’ sense of self is not yet stable and can be reliant for some time on external reinforcements like peer approval. In the short term, being […]
May 28, 2014

The Problem With Confidence

Girls take less credit for their successes than boys. Freedom from self-denigration is a powerful protector against stress-related debilitation. Girls need to feel inter-personally effective by […]
May 26, 2014

Psst…Look Over Here.

Eyes are the window to the soul. And eye contact is the first step towards social connectedness. Read on. Enjoy, Cathi Cohen, LCSW, CGP
May 23, 2014

Raising Your Child's Self-Esteem: Step 8

Help your child learn from mistakes Children with low self-esteem are terribly afraid of making mistakes. And this fear makes it very difficult for them to […]
May 21, 2014

Raising Your Child's Self-Esteem: Step 7

Encourage Socialization As children develop, healthy peer relationships begin to have a greater impact on how they see themselves. In the elementary years, it’s no longer […]
May 19, 2014

Raising Your Child's Self-Esteem: Step 6

Provide Opportunities for Self-Monitoring A basic component of high self-esteem is the ability to observe ourselves and to change our behavior to fit the demands of […]
May 16, 2014

Raising Your Child's Self-Esteem: Step 5

Encourage Positive Self-Talk Perhaps you have heard your child say things like, “I stink at this” “I can’t do this” “I hate myself” These words perpetuate […]
May 14, 2014

Raising Your Child’s Self-Esteem: Step 4

Praise and discipline your child, choosing words carefully Your words are very important to your child. The way you offer praise and deliver criticism can help […]
May 12, 2014

Raising Your Child’s Self-Esteem: Step 3

Encourage Your Child Constantly It may seem obvious that parents need to encourage their children if high self-esteem is to develop. But often in our hectic […]