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Joanna Hardis

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About the author

Joanna Hardis, LISW, is a cognitive behavioral therapist and Gestalt-certified coach. A mother of three, she combines her personal parenting with her 20+ years of professional experience. She breaks down the evidence-based research into down-to-earth guidance and support. Her specialties are treating adults and children who have anxiety disorders or obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders, are going through life transitions (like life after divorce), or who would like help with their parenting skills. She also offers coaching services for those who want help reaching their goals. Coaching generates change by creating awareness and then offering a different way of being and doing. Joanna lives in Cleveland Heights with her three children and their, dog Giggsy. Learn more about Joanna at joannahardis.com Follow Giggsy on Instagram: @giggsy.annyong.the.dog

Joanna Hardis Posts

A Parent’s Guide to a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Parenting
Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season — including all the expectations that go along with this time of year. From dealing with picky eaters to avoiding overcommitment, learn to separate the "shoulds" from the things that are really important to you and your family. ...
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What to do When Your Child Fears Sleep

Ages & Stages Featured Parenting

As a therapist, one of the most common calls I receive is about children who dread going to bed. Sometimes they fear falling asleep by themselves, sometimes they need lengthy

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What to do When it’s Time to Focus on You

Health Parenting

As parents, we so often put our children ahead of ourselves. Depending on our circumstances, this is normal and warranted. When our children are infants and toddlers, there isn’t much

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How to Handle Working-Mom Guilt this School Year

Parenting

Having three kids, I’m bound to disappoint at least one of them at any given moment. That’s one of the things I like most about summer: I don’t feel as

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Preparing Our Children for the ‘Real World’

Ages & Stages Featured Parenting Teens

As my oldest daughter heads off for college in the fall, I wonder (OK, I worry) if I’ve prepared her enough for this transition. Since she’s my first to leave

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Your Child Just Graduated — Now What?

Featured Parenting Teens
With big changes come many emotions, often unexpectedly. Learn five helpful ways to manage your own emotions and uncertainty, so that you can better respond to your graduate — who likely is experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. ...
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How to Help Your Anxious Child

Parenting

Last month, the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry released a study that I can’t stop talking about. The study compared rates of anxiety symptoms in

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The Differences Between Stress, Worry & Anxiety

Ages & Stages Featured Parenting
While many people use these words interchangeably, there are some important differences to note. These differences are helpful for those who may be wondering if (or when) they need to get professional help for themselves or their children. ...
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A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents on Setting Limits

Ages & Stages Parenting
Setting — and holding — limits as parents is essential. Limits help kids feel safe; boundaries give them a sense of security and predictability which, in turn, can make parenting easier. Learn a few guidelines that will make setting limits easier. ...
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Dating Post-Divorce: Navigating the Online Scene

Parenting

Welcome to the month of love. Last month, I wrote about not being seduced by January’s messages, one of which is that you need to be coupled. You don’t.

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