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

June 28, 2014

Parents of children with autism often have autistic traits

Just read an interesting article in Medical Xpress.  Lyall Constantino headed up a team of researchers looking at the social skills of the parents of autistic […]
June 25, 2014

Try These Activities At Home

Parents often ask to observe their kids in group.  Confidentiality precludes us from allowing this, but here are a couple of social skills activities that our […]
June 20, 2014

Information is Power!

Common Sense Media is a rare website for parents.  While many on-line parenting sources do little but profligate myths and raise parents’ anxiety, Common Sense Media […]
June 18, 2014

Mindset and Shyness

In Carol Dweck’s Mindset – The New Psychology of Success, she speaks briefly about how mindset can influence the course of shyness.  Shyness is not uncommon […]
June 16, 2014

Am I Sending a Growth Mindset Message to my Child?

“Parents think they can hand children permanent confidence — like a gift — by praising their brains and talent.  It doesn’t work, and in fact has […]
June 13, 2014

Mind Over Stinkbug

I can’t be the only person who struggles with stinkbugs. They are prehistoric looking, difficult to get rid of and well, stinky.  While I’m not wild […]
June 11, 2014

As Heard In The Waiting Room

Over the years, I have been privy to a lot of stories from the parents of kids in group. Sometimes the information comes by way of […]
June 9, 2014

Small Acts of Courage

My 14 year old daughter went to her friend Elizabeth’s birthday party recently and her Mom greeted the guests at the door with a basket to […]
June 6, 2014

Teach Your New Dog (I Mean Child) Old Tricks?

Your children may look at you kind of funny if every time they did what you asked you gave them a chunk of a chicken hot […]