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

April 13, 2017

Decisions, Decisions!

Allowing your kids to make their own decisions is an essential component of raising a solid adult. Of course you’re not going to allow your 6 […]
February 13, 2017

Is Punishment Old School?

Remember being sent to bed without dinner, grounded and forced to stay in your room for the day, or banned from watching TV for a week? […]
February 6, 2017

Girls and Sex: Making "The Talk" an Ongoing Conversation

As parents of teens, we question ourselves about the best way to approach the subject of sex and intimacy with our kids. It’s hard to know […]
March 7, 2016

Finding Common Ground to Grow Together

Thinking about our current political quagmire through a group therapy lens. Like in any group, conflicts between members are natural and healthy. Without verbalized AND respectful […]
November 30, 2015

"I'm Bored!"

Kids! What’s the matter with kids today? Do any of these questions sound familiar? “I’m bored.” “Who cares?” “Why do I have to do this anyway?” […]
October 26, 2015

Getting Past the Candy Aisle

We had a huge crowd of parents who took time out of their work day to come and talk about how to manage their child’s anger. […]
September 28, 2015

Cooperation versus Compliance

I get a lot of questions from girl scout leaders, youth group advisors and camp counselors about how to get their charges to cooperate. Gaining cooperation […]
August 3, 2015

Setting Limits on Parenting

Sparing our children pain is one of the main tenants of parenting. We teach them to avoid danger. We stand with our hands out, literally and […]
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. […]