For parents, the onset of adolescence becomes an unexpected, even unwelcome surprise, often bringing bewilderment, confusion, and sadness. Harvard educated psychologist Carl Pickhardt offers his thirty years of experience illuminating this parental “We are not in Kansas anymore” moment. Not only can growth change “steal” many beloved characteristics from their child, it can alter dynamics in the relationship. Dr. Pickhardt is a comforting and knowledgeable voice, guiding families through each stage of adolescence. with effective practices to help their child achieve responsible independence.