Anxiety in Children

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

January 19, 2017

Post-Election Blues

“Javier says the president is going to make him move back to his country. Is that true?” “The school was on lock down this afternoon because […]
February 1, 2016

"I have needs, too!"

In Step hosted a “Siblings of Special Needs Kids” workshop led by Melanie Kaplan, LCSW, this weekend at our Sterling office. It was a huge success […]
October 5, 2015

Take a Deep Breath

Sports is an interplay between physical and mental. This New York Times article describes the work that Jonathan Fader does with athletes to get their heads […]
May 18, 2015

Animal Yoga; Reducing Stress One Crocodile at a Time

One of the phases in Stepping Stones-our social skills training program for kids and parents-is Stress Management. When we reflect on childhood, we often think of […]
April 13, 2015

Q & A about In Step's Elementary Age Anxiety Group

I’ve had a lot of questions come up as a result of the article about anxiety that I wrote for the newsletter. It’s obvious this hits […]
March 11, 2015

No More Bullying

Presenting at the Annual Special Education Conference is always a highlight of the year for me.  Elaine, Gail, Janet and the team at the Parent Resource […]
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 […]
May 5, 2014

Did I Create Low Self-Esteem in My Child?

Being a parent is an enormous responsibility and we often wonder if we’re doing a good job at it. Often I have heard parents say, “I […]
May 2, 2014

The Role of Self-Esteem in Good Social Skills

Much research has been published in recent years stressing the importance of high self-esteem to a child’s emotional development. You may already know that self-esteem is […]