School Anxiety

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

November 9, 2015

"A Teen's Perspective on Motivation"

Ann Dolin, of Educational Connections, has written an interesting article about the idea of motivation in teens (or lack thereof). What I love about it is […]
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 […]
July 20, 2015

Kindergarten Prep

There is some great information out there about how to prepare your child for kindergarten. These are some of the ideas I think are really valuable. […]
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 […]
December 2, 2014

Happiness is an Inside Job

Sixteen-year-old Jack was brought into therapy because his parents thought he might be depressed.  Until this year, Jack had been a straight A student, played cello […]
June 11, 2014

As Heard In The Waiting Room

Over the years, I have been privy to a lot of stories from the parents of kids in group. Sometimes the information comes by way of […]
March 12, 2014

Coaching Your Child on Joining In

“Nobody wants to play with me.” “The kids were teasing me today at school.” “I never get invited to birthday parties.” “I don’t fit in.” Sound […]
February 24, 2014

Are Our Teens Too Stresed Out?

Stress. We all experience it, we all hear about it, we all read about it; it is part of our lives. More importantly it is a […]