Social Skill Development

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 […]
June 1, 2015

In Step; Out and About

One of the things that gives me great pleasure as the director of In Step is our therapist’s dedication to community education. So many of them […]
May 4, 2015

Stepping Stones for Homeschoolers

Our homeschool families have asked and we have answered. In Step is now offering Stepping Stones™ Social Skills training groups for our homeschool families…during the day! […]
June 25, 2014

Try These Activities At Home

Parents often ask to observe their kids in group.  Confidentiality precludes us from allowing this, but here are a couple of social skills activities that our […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 23, 2014

Raising Your Child's Self-Esteem: Step 8

Help your child learn from mistakes Children with low self-esteem are terribly afraid of making mistakes. And this fear makes it very difficult for them to […]