Playful Parenting means joining children in their world of play,
focusing on connection and confidence, giggling and
roughhousing, and following your child's lead.
Cohen, PhD, is a psychologist, author, and consultant living in
Brookline, MA. He is the author of Playful Parenting, an award
winning book about nurturing close connections, solving behavior
problems, and encouraging children’s confidence. Playful Parenting has been translated into more than ten languages. In addition to
his work with children and parents, he consults with schools,
after school programs, and corporations, and has a general
Along with Michael Thompson and Catherine O’Neill Grace, Dr.
Cohen is the author of two books on children’s friendships,
popularity, and social cruelty: Best Friends Worst Enemies and
Mom They’re Teasing Me.
Learn more about The Art of Roughhousing, co-written with Anthony DeBenedet, MD.
His newest book is The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears.