Author(s): Carl Pickhardt
Psychologist Carl Pickhardt offers insight from his thirty years of experience counseling caregivers on how to navigate the adolescent development process--from eight to eighteen. For most parents, the onset of puberty brings an unexpected, even unwelcome change in their child's behavior, which can cause bewilderment, confusion, and sadness. Dr. Pickhardt's comforting and knowledgeable voice points out that not only can growth change many beloved characteristics of their child, but also it can alter dynamics in the relationship. Parents, teachers, and caretakers will find comfort with effective practices to help kids achieve responsible independence from the end of childhood through young adulthood and beyond.