Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.

Parental Readiness for Four Stages of Adolescent Growth

By |2020-10-21T05:37:41-07:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: cfgctips, Crisis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Parental Readiness for Four Stages of Adolescent Growth

By anticipating common growth changes, parents are less likely to be surprised, overreact, and maybe make a hard situation worse.

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Parenting Adolescents and Keeping a Healthy Perspective

By |2020-10-08T21:02:58-07:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Parenting Adolescents and Keeping a Healthy Perspective

Because there are so many aspects of a teenager’s growth to attend to, parents have to be selective — choosing which behaviors to attend to, and which ones to let go.

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What to Know when Divorcing with Children and Adolescents

By |2020-09-24T09:51:12-07:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , |

What to Know when Divorcing with Children and Adolescents

While having children and adolescents make make parental marriage more complicated, it makes divorcing that marriage much more challenging too

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Adolescence and the Perils of Parental Pride

By |2020-09-16T21:04:02-07:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Adolescence and the Perils of Parental Pride

While most adolescents still want to shine in parental eyes, some teenagers can object to being a source of parental pride

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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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