Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.

Parenting Adolescents and the Generational Divide

By |2020-06-24T14:26:53-07:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Parenting Adolescents and the Generational Divide

A core conflict between parent and adolescent is when parents insist on maintaining the integrity of family and the teenager insists on her or his need for growing change

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Talking about Racism with Your Teenager

By |2020-06-18T09:28:41-07:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Talking about Racism with Your Teenager

Looking out into the larger world outside of family that lays ahead, the social protests give a very sobering message to teenagers about what their future life is going to be like

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Talking to Children about the Coronavirus

By |2020-03-24T13:54:34-07:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Talking to Children about the Coronavirus

There are two connected contagions besetting the world right now: one is biological and viral, the other is psychological and emotional. The name of this second one is Fear.

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Adolescence and the Age of more “Talking Back”

By |2020-01-15T05:34:03-08:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Adolescence and the Age of more

As more adolescent independence grows, the teenager tends to become less quietly compliant with parental demands and limits, and more willing to take parents on in disagreement

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Adolescence and the Powers of Parental Supervision

By |2019-12-06T05:16:42-08:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Adolescence and the Powers of Parental Supervision

Parental supervision can wear on both the parent and the teenager because it takes a lot of energy to give and it is often not appreciated to receive.

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When a Middle School Best Friendship (“BFF”) Falls Apart

By |2019-09-05T01:10:51-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: cfgctips, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

When a Middle School Best Friendship (

Best friendships are bonded, intimate relationships in mine-adolescence; and when that bond is broken there is much hurt to experience and grieving to do.

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Parenting Adolescents and The Doing of Homework

By |2019-08-21T01:27:40-07:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Parenting Adolescents and The Doing of Homework

One of the least popular parts of secondary education is homework which can often create demands that cause tension between parent and teenager in the family.

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Why Adolescence can be the Harder Half of Parenting

By |2019-08-07T13:40:26-07:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Why Adolescence can be the Harder Half of Parenting

Parenting is an adventure into the unexpected, and it becomes more so when the adventurous process of adolescent growing up begins.

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How Change Drives the Parent-Adolescent Relationship

By |2019-06-26T09:13:28-07:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

How Change Drives the Parent-Adolescent Relationship

Managing to stay caringly and communicatively connected as adolescence redefines their relationship is what parent and teenager need to do

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Parents and the Importance of the Adolescent Bedroom

By |2019-05-01T21:03:35-07:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , , |

Parents and the Importance of the Adolescent Bedroom

The adolescent bedroom gathers telling power as the young person increasingly treats it as a personal reflection and statement of who they are and how they are becoming.

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