BOOK LIST
            (29 Titles)

Some of my parenting books have been republished in other countries in the following language translations: Chinese, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Korean.


Books by Carl Pickhardt

The Connected Father: Understanding Your Unique Role and Responsibilities during Your Child's Adolescence. (Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.)


The Future of Your Only Child: How to Guide Your Child to a Happy and Successful Life.(Palgrave MacMillan, 2008.)

Stop the Screaming: How to Turn Angry Conflict With Your Child into Positive Communication
(Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.)

Why Good Kids Act Cruel: The Hidden Truth about the Pre-Teen Years (Sourcebooks,2010.)

Faces: Illustrated Limericks Portraying People You May Know (Xlibris, 2010.)

The Everything Parent's Guide To The Strong-Willed Child: An Authoritative Guide to Raising a Respectful, Cooperative, And Positive Child (Adams Media, 2005.)

The Everything Parent's Guide To Positive Discipline: Professional Advice for Raising a Well-Behaved Child (Adams Media, 2005.)

The Everything Parent's Guide To Children And Divorce: Reassuring Advice to Help Your Family Adjust (Adams Media, 2006)

The Helper's Apprentice: The Jackson Skye Mysteries (iUniverse, 2006.)

The Trout King: A Novel About Fathers and Sons (Bonneville Books, 2001.) (Xlibris, 2005.)

From Cell to Society: In which there is a beginning, middle and end (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1965.) (iUniverse, 2001, Authors Guild Backinprint, editions.)

The Case of the Scary Divorce: A Jackson Skye Mystery (Brunner Mazel 1997, then Magination Press, The American Psychological Association.)

The Art Lover: About the Love of Art and the Art of Love. (iUniverse, 2006.)

Romanswers: Practical Answers to Common Questions Troubling Relationships, Romance, and Marriage (Austin 360 Lovelink Columns, Xlibris, 2001.)

WILD BIRDS: Field Notes of a Wildlife Psychologist (Xlibris, 2002.)

FISH OF DREAMS: More Field Notes Of A Wildlife Psychologist (Xlibris, 2003.)

ANIMAL WAYS: Further Field Notes of a Wildlife Psychologist (Xlibris,2008.)

THE MEANING OF MASKS: A Psychological Journey (Xlibris, 2002.)

THE MAN WHO WORSHIPPED BUTTERFLIES: And Other Fables about Human Foibles (Xlibris, 2004)

PSYMBOLS: Logos for the Mind (Xlibris, 2005.)

Keys to Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem (Barron's, 2000.)

Keys to Single Parenting (Barron's, 1996.)

Keys to Parenting the Only Child (Barron's, 1997.)

Keys to Raising a Drug-Free Child (Barron's, 1999.)

Keys to Successful Stepfathering (Barron's, 1997, Revised, 2010.)

The Curious Creatures:Adventures in a Land of Make Believe (Xlibris, 2004.)

Boomerang Kids: A Revealing Look at Why So Many of Our Children Are Failing on Their Own (Sourcebooks, 2011.)

Surviving Your Child's Adolescence: How to Understand, and Even Enjoy, the Rocky Road to Independence (Wiley, 2013.)

Parenting the Teenager (Austin American Statesman columns, self-published, 1983.)


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BOOKS (25 titles)

PARENTING BOOKS

1) STOP THE SCREAMING -- How to turn angry conflict with your child into positive communication.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. ISBN-10: 0230606456 $14.95 USA
Available from bookstores or from online booksellers.
Chapters are:
Introduction
Cooperation and Conflict
Emotion and Conflict
Communication and Conflict
Intolerance and Conflict
Resemblance and Conflict
Change and Conflict
Authority and Conflict
Compromise and Conflict
Appendix A:Behaviors to Avoid in Family Conflict
Appendix B: A Code of Family Conflict
Appendix C: In Case of Violence

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2) THE FUTURE OF YOUR ONLY CHILD -- How to Guide Your Child to a happy and Successful life.
From Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. ISBN # 1-4039-8417-4 $14.95 USA
Available from bookstores or from online booksellers.
Chapters are:
ONE: Birth Order and Only-Child Research
TWO: Attention: A Matter of Noticde
THREE: Sensitivity: A Matter of Feeling.
FOUR: Constancy: A Matter of Order
FIVE: Friendship:A Matter of Loyalty
SIX: Willfulness: A matter of Control
SEVEN: Attachment: A Matter of Intimacy
EIGHT: Conflict: A Matter of Inexperience
NINE: Rectitude: A Matter of Correctness
TEN: Ambition: A Matter of Achievement
ELEVEN: Responsibility: A Matter of Commitment
TWELVE: Possessiveness: A Matter of Ownership
THIRTEEN: Approval: A Matter of Pleasing
FOURTEEN: Dependence: A Matter of Holding On
FIFTEEN: Pressure: A Matter of Demand
SIXTEEN: Anxiety: A Matter of Loss
A FINAL WORD: Acceptance: A Matter of Appreciation

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3) THE CONNECTED FATHER -- Understanding your Unique
Role and Responsibilities during your Child's Adolescence.
From Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, ISBN # 1-4039 - 7904 - 9. $ 14.95 USA.
Available at bookstores or from on-line booksellers.
Chapters are:
ONE:Critical Distinctions for Readers to Understand (A father is not a mother, an adolescent is not a child);
TWO: Why Fathers Disconnect from Adolescents;
THREE: The Problem with Work;
FOUR: Clarifying Expectations about Adolescent Change;
FIVE: Fathering in Early Adolescence (ages 9-13);
SIX: Fathering in Mid-adolescence (ages 13-15);
SEVEN: Fathering in Late Adolescence (ages 15-18);
EIGHT: Fathering in Trial Independence (ages 18-23):
NINE: Maintaining Authority;
TEN: Conducting Communication;
ELEVEN: Fathering a Teenage Daughter;
TWELVE: Fathering a Teenage Son.

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4) THE EVERYTHING PARENT'S GUIDE TO CHILDREN AND DIVORCE,
from ADAMS MEDIA, 2005, ISBN# 1-59337-418-6, $ 14.95 USA.

From publisher, order: www.everything.com or use online booksellers

Chapters are:
How Marriage Ends is how Divorce Begins,
Divorce is Family Change,
Clarifying the Demands of Change,
The Process of Divorce,
Getting Communication in Working Order,
Childhood and Divorce,
Adolescence and Divorce,
Divorce and Stages of Adolescence,
The Only Child and Divorce,
Establishing the Single Parent Family,
Establishing Discipline,
Strategies for Discipline,
Stress and the Single Parent,
The Importance of Support,
Managing Education,
Sex-role Influence and the Single Parent,
Sex-role Influence Traps to Beware,
Relationship to One's Ex-spouse,
Two-household family Living,
Giving Marriage Another Try.

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5)THE EVERYTHING PARENTS GUIDE TO POSITIVE DISCIPLINE (From infancy through adolescence) from ADAMS MEDIA, 2003. ISBN # 1-58062-978-4, $14.95 USA.

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Chapters are:
The Basics of Discipline,
The Difficulty of Disciplining,
The Limits of Parental Control,
The Principle of Consent,
Communicating with Courtesy,
Dealing with Differences,
Parental Authority,
Family Rules,
Raising Responsible Children,
Guidance -- The First Discipline Factor,
Supervision -- The Second Discipline Factor,
Punishment -- The Third Discipline Factor,
Exchange Points -- The Fourth Discipline Factor,
The Only Child,
Discipline Changes with the Child's Age,
Disciplining the Teenager,
Discipline in Early Adolescence,
Discipline in Mid Adolescence,
Discipline in Late Adolescence,
Constructive Conflict.

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6) THE EVERYTHING PARENT'S GUIDE TO THE STRONG-WILLED CHILD (from Adams Media, 2005) ISBN # 1-59337-381-3, $ 14.95 USA

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Chapters are:
Strong Will Means Willfulness,
Hallmarks Of A Strong-willed Child,
In Praise Of The Strong-willed Child,
Problems With Being A Strong-willed Child,
Working For Willingness,
The Problem With Being A Strong-willed parent,
When A Willful Child Runs The Family,
Building Blocks For Getting Back In Charge,
Handling Discipline,
Handling Conflict,
Maintaining Emotional Sobriety,
ADD and ADHD Children and Willfulness,
Introducing Education,
How Adolescence Increases Willfulness,
Freedom And Willfulness,
Willfulness In Early Adolescence,
Anticipating Later Adolescence,
The Willful Only Child,
Substance Use Increases Willfulness.

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7) KEYS TO SINGLE PARENTING
from BARRON'S, 1997, ISBN # 0-8120-9331-3 $6.95 USA
Chapters are:
The Transition into Single Parenthood
The Child's Recovery
Getting Yourself Together
Getting the Family Organized
Family Membership
Single Parenting the Adolescent
Dealing with School
The Divorced Single Parent
The Widowed Single Parent
The Abandoned Single Parent

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8) KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL STEPFATHERING
from BARRON'S, 1997
ISBN # 0-8120-9715-7 $6.95 USA
Chapters are:
Adjusting to the Stepfather Relationship
Clarifying Expectations about Stepfathering
Beginning to Build Relationships
Defining the Stepfather Role
Significant Others
Stepfather Communication
Stepfather Authority
Intensity of Stepfamily Life
Stepfathering and the Conduct of Conflict
Remaining Mindful of the Marriage

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9) KEYS TO PARENTING THE ONLY CHILD
from BARRON'S, 1997
ISBN # 0-8120-9769-6 $6.95 USA
Chapters are:
The Only Child Family System
Types of Only Child Families
Being the Center of the Family Circle
Closeness with Parents
Measuring Up
Being Held Accountable
Identity
The "Teenage Years"
The Effects of Divorce

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10) KEYS TO RAISING A DRUG-FREE CHILD
from BARRON'S, 1999
ISBN # 0-7641-0848-4 $6.95 USA
Chapters are:
Understanding the Problem
Levels of Harmful Involvement
Influences to Beware
Emotional States to Beware
Pitfalls in Adolescence to Beware
Intervention
Treatment Alternatives
Recovering Family Functioning

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11) KEYS TO DEVELOPING YOUR CHILD'S SELF-ESTEEM
from BARRON'S, 2000.
ISBN # 0-7641-0847-6 $6.95 USA
Chapters are:
The Fundamentals of Self-estem
Self-esteem and Family Functioning
Nurturing Self-esteem During Childhood
School and Self-esteem
Nurturing Self-esteem During Adolescence
Destroyers of Self-esteem
Teaching Life Skills
for Enhancing Self-Esteem

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12) PARENTING THE TEENAGER
Collection of newspaper columns
("Parenting the Teenager"
originally written for the Austin American Statesman)
self-published, 1983, 228 pages,
illustrated with cartoons by author.
Out of print, can get 2nd hand online: www.amazon.com
ISBN # 0-938934-16-3 $15.75 USA
Chapters are:
The Process of Adolescence
The Problem of Communication
The Importance of Power
Why the Conflict Never Stops
Giving Discipline a Chance to Work
Helping Responsibility Grow
The Aggravation of Resistance
The Pursuit of Truth
The Need for Trust
The Unhappiness of Being Different
The Importance of Friends
Substance Abuse
Work
The Importance of Achievement
How Parents Change their Ways
Letting Go

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ADULT SELF-HELP BOOK

13) ROMANSWERS-- Practical answers to common problems troubling relationships, romance, and marriage from XLIBRIS, 2001.
ISBN # 0-7388-6296-7 $16.00 USA
From www.xlibrris.com or from online booksellers.
(A collection of over 100 online Advice Columns written for Austin 369, Cox Interactive Media, LOVELINK, answering questions about relationships.)
Chapters are:
Introduction
Abuse
Affairs
Attraction
Breaking Up
Change
Cheating
Commitment
Communication
Conflict
Counseling
Dating
Diversity
Divorce
Family
Intimacy
Jealousy
Love
Marriage
Mutuality
Recovery
Remarriage
Responsibility
Romance
Separation
Sex
Shyness
Unavailability

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ILLUSTRATED PSYCHOLOGY

14) FROM CELL TO SOCIETY-- in which there is a beginning, middle, and end. (illustrated by author.)
from Authors Guild Backinprint.com 2001 (originally published by Houghton Mifflin Company, 1965.)
ISBN # 0-595-19404-4 $10.95 USA
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This book explores "the attitudes, myths and masks of that absurd animal, the socialized human being. These are impaled and dissected by C. E. Pickhardt in a collection of 50 highly artful verse and caricature satires on themes running from advice to vulgarity. The drawings are caustic, funny, economical and wincingly accurate."
Quotation from: The New York Times, review, March 6, 1965.

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15)THE MEANING OF MASKS -- A Psychological Journey.
From Xlbris.com. 2002.
ISBN# 1-4010-5452-8. $21.99 USA.
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"Describes our everyday psychological masks with stunning accuratesse in a way that everybody can grasp and use." maskmakersweb.org

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16) WILD BIRDS -- Field Notes of a Wildlife Psychologist.
From Xlibris.com 2002.
ISBN#: 1-4010-5781-0 $22.99 USA
100 black and white graphics of imaginary birds, each with a poetic commentary, that draws lessons about human nature by observing the wildlife world.
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17) FISH OF DREAMS -- More Field Notes of a Wildlife Psychologist.

From XLIBRIS, 2003, ISBN# 1-4134-1023-5, $21.00, USA.

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Sequel to WILD BIRDS, FISH OF DREAMS uses 100 black and white graphics of imaginary fish, each with a poetic commentary, to draw lessons about human nature by observing the wildlife world.

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18) ANIMAL WAYS -- Further field notes of a wildlife psychologist.
From XLIBRIS 2008, ISBN# 1-4363-5328-9, $19.99, USA.
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Sequel to "Wild Birds" and "Fish of Dreams," "Animal Ways" combines black and white graphics of imaginary animals,each with a poetic commentary, to draw lessons about human nature by observing the wildlife world.
For more information, go to www.animalways.org

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19) THE MAN WHO WORSHIPPED BUTTERFLIES -- And Other Fables about Human Foibles

From XLIBRIS, 2004, ISBN # 1 - 4134 - 7179 - X, $21.00, USA

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THE MAN WHO WORSHIPPED BUTTERFLIES is a set of twenty-six humorous fables, illustrated by the author, that illuminate the comedy of human life -- from the danger of following one's bliss, to smothering motherhood, to the truth about true believers, to the exploitation of advertising, to the social hunger for sensationalism, to the vanity of success, among many others.

Each fable begins with a simple premise, turns down a path of absurd logic, and finishes at a satirical end, followed by a moral the story has to teach. By laughing at the situations and characters portrayed, readers may also smile at themselves.

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PSYMBOLS -- Logos for the Mind
From Xlibris 2005. ISBN# 1-59926-596-6 $ 20.99 USA

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In PSYMBOLS -- Logos for the Mind, abstract drawings and verbal comentaries by the author/artist are combined to illustrate and illuminate over sixty dimensions of the human experience such as Rivalry, Loyalty, Hope, Fear, Confrontation, and Contentment.

By integrating the visual representations with the verbal content, readers are encouraged to create personal meanings of their own, and drawings and words combine to both please the eye and provoke the mind to thought.

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CHILDREN'S FICTION

21) THE HELPER'S APPRENTICE -- The Jackson Skye Mysteries
(The Six middle school novels in one volume,)
From iUniverse (
www.iuniverse.com) 2006

ISBN # 0-595-38993--7 $26.95 505 pages.
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With a large multicultural cast of compelling characters, THE HELPER'S APPPRENTICE is an episodic urban fantasy that entertains as it instructs young adult readers about the hard realities of growing up by following the boy narrator's reluctant apprenticeship with the unpredictable and mysterious "Helping Investigator," Professor Jackson Skye. A street-smart ex-soldier with unorthodox ideas, he enlists the boy in helping other people to teach him how to help himself.

Rich and varied in dialogue and locale, filled with humor and the unexpected, the first of over forty cases begins in late elementary school, the boy finally graduating his apprenticeship in high school, after solving the hardest case of all.

The six Jackson Skye Mystery novels are:

  1. The Case of the Scary Divorce
  2. The Case of the Scary Stepfather
  3. The Case of the Scary Middle School
  4. The Case of the Scary Boyfriend
  5. The Case of the Scary High School
  6. The Case of the Scary Illness

The six novels create a fictional textbook of real life problems to entertain and help young people through many normal trials of growing up.

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23) THE CASE OF THE SCARY DIVORCE -- A Jackson Skye Mystery.
from MAGINATION PRESS, The American Psychological Association, 1997.
The first Jackson Skye Mystery (now included in THE HELPER'S APPRENTICE.)
ISBN # 1-55798-457-3 $12.95 USA., rights now reverted to author.
Copies available from www.amazon.com and other online booksellers.

Review from MENTAL HEALTH TODAY:
"I highly recommend this book for any family undergoing a separation or divorce where the children are old enough to understand. The book is written for the child and easily gets your attention. The plot is interesting with 'Professor Skye' as the ten year old boy's helper who is assisting in understanding 'life.' It is common for children not to verbalize to their parents what they are feeling during a divorce, and the parents obviously are undergoing enough battles of their own. This book may answer your child's questions that you may not be aware that he/she has."

Review by PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS:
"A great book for 8 to 14 year olds who are experiencing the difficulties of parent separation or divorce. Professor Skye, the main character, helps explain many of the emotions experienced by children during the adjustment periods of divorce. Through investigations of cases involving children and families the emotions involved are explained. Each case is an adventure leading to self-discovery. Younger children may need to read with an adult in order to benefit, while older teens might read to younger children. This book could be used for children's study groups to promote discussion."

Review by BARD'S INK: "Extremely well written book directed at children 8 -12 years of age...The reader is reminded that answers are all around us -- we only need to define them and seek them out, and that others are there to help us. Very readable...Well worth the price."

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23) THE CURIOUS CREATURES

From XLIBRIS, 2004, ISBN # 1 - 4134 - 7489 - 6, $21.OO, USA

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Written for the author's children as a way to keep them connected when divorce caused them to live far apart, THE CURIOUS CREATURES describes the goings on among a community of fantasy characters who struggle to get along with each other while differences keep getting in their way. Humorously told, each of these fourteen stories has a lesson about living to teach -- about braving fear, about playing jokes that aren't funny, about being greedy, about competing to be better than others, for example. Most of all, these stories are about creatures helping each other, and how difficult helping can be.

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GENERAL FICTION

24) THE TROUT KING -- A novel about fathers and sons
originally from BONNEVILLE BOOKS, Cedar Fort, Inc., August, 2001.
Now available from Xlbris, ISBN# 1-4134-7463-2, $21.00

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More than a fisherman's tale, THE TROUT KING is a story about fathers and sons, about family and friendship, about the many meanings fishing holds for those who love it, and about how the unintended consequences of well meaning choices can shape people's lives for good and ill.
The dramatic action unfolds over a summer contest in a small vacation community to determine the champion trout fisherman, 'The Trout King', a competition that turns deadly serious when a rough-hewn local who has not been bested is challenged by a fly fishing purist who hates to lose.

Review from ON THE WATER:
"The Trout King' is a great character study of two rival fishermen who compete in a summer-long fishing contest, risking lives and family relationships to be hailed the "Trout King." This novel has a beginning, middle and end, plenty of fishing adventures, emotional draw and engrossing plot turns to keep the reader involved...I guarantee this story will linger in your mind. And that after all, is the sign of a memorable book; it's a friend you enjoy spending time with who leaves you with a worthwhile, lasting impression."

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25) THE ART LOVER -- About the Love of Art and the Art of Love.
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ISBN# 0-595-40174-0, 276 pages, $17.50.

The novel is foremost about the childhood attachment, adolescent estrangement, and adult reconciliation between artistically gifted Kate Germaine and her mother Joanne. It is also about the secret passion that museum director Phillip Gambrell and art teacher Janovar Savocek came to share. And finally it is about the arduous and ultimately triumphant courtship of the art collector Countess Elena D'Allessandro Ricci by her dealer and confidential agent Eduard LaValle.

Story lines disclose how:

  • The Countess outwits her father's incestuous intent;
  • Savocek kills Kate's love of art to create commitment;
  • LaValle wins the heart of the Countess by conquering her fear;
  • Joanne and the Countess create friendship out of bitter enmity;
  • Phillip and Savocek escape loneliness through a shared love of art;
  • Kate and Joanne fight to the death of their relationship to begin relationship anew.



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