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

August 9, 2018

How Social Communication Goes Wrong for Autistic Kids

Even though difficulty with language has always been part of the diagnostic criteria for the kids we see with autism, it has often been split into […]
July 18, 2018

It Makes Sense

Six-year-old Sam is in first grade and doing fine at school, loves to go on playdates and play soccer. But his personality seems to change when […]
July 11, 2018

The Best Sports for Kids with Autism

Dear Cathi, My 8-year-old son is on the autism spectrum and my husband and I think getting him involved in sports this summer would benefit him. […]
June 27, 2018

Children of Divorce Speak Out

As a child and family therapist, I see many children who are struggling with the aftermath of divorce or separation. In a therapist’s office, children are […]
May 23, 2018

Sibling Rivalry

If you have more than one child, then you have experienced the fire and fury of sibling rivalry. Do any of these impassioned claims sound familiar? […]
May 16, 2018

The Physiology of Temper Tantrums

Have you ever wondered what is happening inside your child when she’s having a full-blown temper tantrum and ends up an exhausted emotional puddle on the […]
May 9, 2018

What Should I Say to My Kid About Sexting?

The “sex talk” you have with your teen should now include a digital form of sexual exploration: sexting. To start, what is the best way to […]
May 2, 2018

What is Selective Mutism?

If you visit her at home you would never guess that Sarah has Selective Mutism. She’s bubbly and talkative and interacts with her siblings and parents […]
April 4, 2018

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Failing is an important experience for kids to have, yet letting them fail goes against the central tenet of being a parent: making sure our children […]