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

March 13, 2017

Mindset and Shyness

Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success focuses on how our mindset profoundly influences the way we approach life. Rather than being a quirk […]
October 19, 2015

Raising a Resilient Young Adult

In this article in Psychology Today, “Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges“, Peter Gray, PhD discusses how we’ve raised a generation of “Young people, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 28, 2014

The Problem With Confidence

Girls take less credit for their successes than boys. Freedom from self-denigration is a powerful protector against stress-related debilitation. Girls need to feel inter-personally effective by […]
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 […]