Meet Dr. Katherine (Kat) Cohn, the new voice behind “Doc Talks with Dr. Cohn.” Specializing in early childhood evaluation and intervention, Dr. Cohn brings a wealth of experience from her PhD in School Psychology at the University of Houston and extensive clinical training at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. She focuses on parent-focused interventions for children aged 2-6, covering disruptive behavior, anxiety, ADHD, and more. As a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, Dr. Cohn also offers invaluable guidance navigating the public school system. Passionate about community engagement, she leverages her network to provide tailored care for families. Join Dr. Cohn for insightful discussions and expert advice on “Doc Talks with Dr. Cohn.” Learn more here. 

Shine Your Spotlight!

Have you ever found yourself watching your child or grandchild’s behavior and thinking, “how in the world am I supposed to handle this?” …if so, you are not alone! With so much advice floating around, many caregivers find themselves facing decision paralysis- fearful of making a wrong move and mishandling a situation. The good news is that there is a simple, research-based mindset shift that can help to guide us in the right direction: Shine Your Spotlight!

Special Time!

Tantrums, hitting, and whining are some of the most common issues that parents share with me in my role as an early childhood psychologist. These challenging behaviors often force us to dig deep into an already-depleted well of patience, leading to an exasperating cycle of “let’s see if this works!” over and over again. What if I told you that there is a miraculous way to greatly reduce these behaviors and shift the tone in your home, for only 10 minutes a day? Enter: Special Time!

Ready, Set…Summer!

Congratulations on another school year well done! As we transition to the fun- and unpredictability- of the summer months, here are some tips to set your family up for success. We have finally reached the time of year that many of our children have been waiting for since last August- school is officially out for summer. While those words can bring to mind wonderful memories and excitement for the months to come, many families find it difficult to find the right balance of plans and free time to keep everyone on track.

Summer Sleep

As summer progresses with exciting events like vacations, camp, and time with family, schedules can become nearly nonexistent. While flexibility is part of the fun of this time of year, our children’s sleep can suffer from this lack of routine. Keep reading for simple tips on how to make the most out of increased daylight hours and summer fun while maintaining good sleep hygiene. After all, quality sleep is no less important over the summer than during the school year! ​