Carl  Pickhardt, Ph.D.

Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D.


Married with four children and one grandchild, Carl Pickhardt is a psychologist in private counseling and public lecturing practice in Austin, Texas. He is the author of 15 parenting books as well as books of illustrated psychology and adult and children's fiction.
He received his B.A. and M.Ed. from Harvard and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin. He is a member of the American and Texas Psychological Associations. He has written columns for the Austin American Statesman ("Parenting the Teenager"), for the Austin Business Journal, Single Parent Magazine, Marriage and Family Living Magazine, Austin 360.com, and for Only Child Magazine (for which he is a contributing editor). He regularly sources articles for the print media about parenting, family, and adolescence. In 2010 he was on ABC, NBC, CNN, and NPR, as well as sourcing major articles for the Time Magazine cover story, "The Only Child Myth" the Wall Street Journal, "The Only Child -- A dose of sibling rivalry".