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Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money : The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years Paperback – Bargain Price, June 17, 2000
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With a down-to-earth tone and clear insight into the minds of both parents and college students, this is an easy-to-read book that manages to handle difficult topics without preaching or downplaying important events. Ultimately, this book aims to help parents and their nearly adult children make the transition to a new kind of relationship, ideally one that is open and mutually respectful. With careful reading and consideration, the suggestions presented will help create a handy road map to lead you through the twists and turns of parenting your college student. --Jill Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I've often been afraid that my kids are growing apart from me -- one's in college now, and the other will be going soon. Now I have some great ideas on how my relationship with them can change and become a true adult relationship -- without losing my little girls completely!
I recommend this one for all parents -- whether your kid is ready for college, already in college, or thinking about college in a few years. This will really help you to be a parent who can HELP your kids, instead of just pressuring them and making them feel torn apart by the big adjustment away from the family.
Drawn-out, fictional dialogue used to portray possible situations while it might help some parents to visualize events, some of us would prefer a descriptive paragraph or two instead. And, while the book is directed at kids entering college, much of the advice applies to grown kids who leave home without college as their goal.
This book offers comfort to parents, especially those whose first child is going off to college and they are having trouble letting go. In any case, it is best to be prepared for both the routine and sometimes unexpected situations as they occur, and this book does a good job of educating parents from the beginning to end. 50 Ways to Leave Your Mother
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Recommended by the Dean of Students at my child's college. The advice is practical, although I found much of it to be common sense.Published 4 months ago by Eric Schuur
this book was recommended to parents at my son's Freshman Orientation session for parents only last summer. Read morePublished 12 months ago by LM
This book gives excellent information on what you and your child are going through. It also gives very helpful advice on what to do and what not to do.Published on November 29, 2013 by kathleen stlawrence
This book gave my husband and I much food for thought and good guidelines for this time of transition in our family.Published on August 25, 2013 by Kim Long
Right to the point with many issues ready to read and apply! Ideal for the parent who does not want to read the whole book in order to realize what to do!Published on March 15, 2013 by Socrates
I highly recommend this for parents in the letting their child become an adult stage of life!! Invaluable. Take it home with youPublished on October 27, 2012 by Anne Clausen
Not very good when it comes to suggesting tips - just describes some really specific senarios without any solution presented. Read morePublished on May 25, 2012 by joey
I had the opportunity to meet the author at a college function, so had an idea what I was buying - and yes, I love the book! Read morePublished on October 12, 2010 by kummle