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

September 20, 2018

Outsourcing Self-Esteem

If you grew up in the 1980’s and 90’s, or you raised kids during those decades, you no doubt heard a lot about self-esteem. Cultivating it, […]
September 12, 2018

What is the Deal with Fortnite?

If you have a kid who’s part of video game culture then you’ve heard about Fortnite. My colleague Anne, who lives on the west coast and […]
September 5, 2018

How Can Behavior Therapy Help My ADHD Kid?

Since frequent tantrums, protests and tuning you out may already be part and parcel of your life as a parent of a child with ADHD, creating […]
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 […]