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You're on your own (but I'm here if you need me) : mentoring your child during t
Savage, Marjorie.
Adult Nonfiction HQ799.15 .S29 2003

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Savage, who has worked with parents and students at the University of Minnesota for a decade (she's now the director of its parent-liaison program), addresses the sometimes tough issues facing parents and their college-age kids, as the latter seek independence (but still rely on counsel from Mom and Dad) and the former try to figure out just how involved they should be in Jr.'s undergraduate experience. In 12 chapters that span the summer before college, the culture shock of school (and the corresponding empty-nest shake-up for parents), the freshman 15, course loads, extracurricular activities, risky or defiant behaviors and life beyond the BA, Savage gives parents clear and seasoned advice-and offers tips for students as well. Illustrating her points through anecdotes, charts and bullet-pointed lists, she crafts a readable, if sometimes very commonsensical, guide to establishing the right level of parental involvement. For nervous parents, this should be a reassuring and helpful book. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

For many parents, sending children to college can be overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. Savage, director of the Parent Program at the University of Minnesota, hopes to ease their fears with knowledge gleaned from her organization, which acts as a liaison between students and parents, and her own experiences as a mother. She provides strategies and tips for parents wanting to stay connected with their kids while allowing them to make adult decisions on their own. Using anecdotes and straightforward suggestions, the book covers a wide range of topics, such as how to prepare for move-in day on campus, deal with student complaints, teach financial responsibility, and when to intervene. Psychosocial issues such as depression, drugs, and alcohol are also covered. Overall, this guide provides an insightful look at what is "normal" for teens at this stage in their development and helps parents identify how to help their children without being overbearing. Strongly recommended for public libraries.-Charity Peak, Regis Univ., Colorado Springs (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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