Behavior Management

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

June 30, 2015

Our Emotions; Inside Out

CC White LPC, one of In Step’s wonderful clinicians saw the movie Inside Out this week and has written this week’s blog post about the film. […]
October 7, 2014

Spoiled Rotten

Elizabeth Kolbert’s article in The New Yorker “Spoiled Rotten: Why Do Kids Rule the Roost” is almost painful to read.  Comparing our society’s parenting methods to […]
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 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 […]
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 […]