For over thirty years, Carl Pickhardt has been a psychologist in private counseling and public lecturing practice in Austin, Texas. He received his BA in English from Harvard, his MEd in Counseling from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas. He is a member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Pickhardt is the author of fifteen child-raising books and is frequently interviewed about parenting adolescents.
Booklist Online Exclusive September 14, 2018 Who Stole My Child?: Parenting through the Four Stages of Adolescence By Carl Pickhardt, Nov. 2018. 296p. Central Recovery, paper, $17.95 (9781942094838). 649.125 Well-known counselor, author, and educator Pickhardt (Surviving Your Child's Adolescence, 2013) draws on decades of work to help parents navigate the changes adolescence will bring about in their relationships with their children. His clear-cut examples of what to say--and what not to say--in various situations will have a calming effect for readers experiencing this rocky stage of parenting. Written for parents of children ages eight through early adulthood, the book provides many useful tools for recognizing challenging and changing behaviors, learning the best ways to address them, and most importantly, seeing what's on the horizon to prepare for future success. Pickhardt covers topics ranging from friendships and dating to substance use and abuse, social cruelty, and technology. Parents will also appreciate guidance on when to observe or monitor an issue versus when to act on it. While there are many books on parenting adolescents, many readers will likely be familiar with and devoted to Pickhardt's work, making this a useful addition for public and academic libraries. -- Joyce McIntosh