Dear Cathi

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

March 28, 2014

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Dear Cathi, I need your help.  My 6th grader is begging for me to allow her to open an Instagram account.  Sienna says she is totally […]
February 19, 2014

A Cry for Help

Dear Cathi, My 14 year old son has been texting another 8th grader who says she is bulimic and cutting. He has told her to tell […]
November 6, 2013

Dear Cathi: F.O.S.T.E.R. Peace at Home with Your ADHD Child

Dear Cathi, I am a pediatrician in Reston and I see a lot of kids with ADHD. Some of them require medication and all of them […]
October 10, 2013

Dear Cathi: Social Skills Harry

Dear Cathi, My son, Harry, is a loving, bright, outgoing eleven year old who doesn’t know how to make friends. He is rarely invited over to […]
September 3, 2013

Dear Cathi: How to Deal With a Lying Child

Dear Cathi, I don’t know what to do about my 10 year old’s lying. He is always telling me he has finished his homework when he […]
August 9, 2013

Anger is not a Four Letter Word

Dear Cathi, I worry about my daughter, Claire. She seems to keep things bottled up inside. Her teachers always tell me how “easy going” she is, […]
July 3, 2013

How to Stop Bickering Siblings

Dear Cathi,  My children have been home from school for almost a month now. I am enjoying our time together as a family, but my son […]
June 4, 2013

Face Your Fears

Dear Cathi, How does a parent know when to keep encouraging a child to do an activity vs. letting the child decide to avoid or “opt […]
May 1, 2013

Ready for Kindergarten

Dear Cathi, My son, Eric, is starting kindergarten next fall. I’m not sure who is less ready; him or me. He is a very bright child. […]