Social Media and Children

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

March 27, 2017

How to Navigate the Digital Universe

Being a parent in the digital age presents a dizzying challenge: keeping on top of all of the potentially inappropriate, time-wasting, irresistible-to-kids internet sites, video games […]
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 […]
November 26, 2014

Do you Yik Yak?

‘Tis the season for turkey and family gatherings, where everyone has something to say whether or not anyone wants to hear it. Who has heard of […]
June 20, 2014

Information is Power!

Common Sense Media is a rare website for parents.  While many on-line parenting sources do little but profligate myths and raise parents’ anxiety, Common Sense Media […]
June 9, 2014

Small Acts of Courage

My 14 year old daughter went to her friend Elizabeth’s birthday party recently and her Mom greeted the guests at the door with a basket to […]
May 30, 2014

Does Facebook lower self-esteem?

Teenagers’ sense of self is not yet stable and can be reliant for some time on external reinforcements like peer approval. In the short term, being […]
March 31, 2014

Is Your Child at Risk for Web Addiction?

Parents are expressing more and more concern about their children’s preoccupation with the video gaming world.  This article lays out pretty clearly how to assess whether […]
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 […]
March 26, 2014

Social Media and Your Teenager

Teens naturally want to communicate with their friends without oversight from their parents. Parents, on the other hand, worry about what information their children are sharing […]