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You're On Your Own (But I'm Here if You Need Me) : Mentoring Your Child During the College Years (Fireside Books (Fireside)) Paperback – Bargain Price, July 8, 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
Marjorie is very thorough in explaining what to expect every step of the way. It prepares you for orientation, moving, visits home, etc., so you can do your best to help you and your "child" navigate the college maze. She covers all angles, so if junior will be commuting or moving to the other side of the country, you'll get guidance.
I now have two daughters at University of Minnesota where Marjorie heads the University of Minnesota parent office and does a super job. My friends have kids at other universities and they are amazed at how in touch I am with the happenings on campus because of the weekly update U-MN parents get. It's so much easier to have a conversation with your kid if you are enlightened. She makes sure we know what they need to do when (like registering or paying bills) so we don't have to nag the kid. At U-MN we are lucky to have her, now everyone can benefit from her insight and wisdom.
I'm sure that I am not the only parent who struggles with finding the balance between 'letting go' vs 'assisting' as your kids grow up. It's a different age than when I went to university. Then, parents were not as involved as today. I can't recall my parents helping me to decide on residences or meal plans (well, they didn't have those then) or courses, or even for that matter driving the six hour drive to visit me except to drop me off my first year and come to my graduation my last year. But, as I said earlier, it's a different age and kids today involve their parents much more in their lives.
Thus learning to promote self-advocacy, encourage independence and empower your kids while supporting them through the challenges they will face as they move to adulthood is vital. This book offers suggestions on how exactly to do this. By explaining both parent and student perspective on every challenge and issue you can imagine from the summer before university right through to graduation, the book gave me a very good feel for how to prepare my son and myself.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book, because my second child is going to college in the fall. He just didn't seem ready like my daughter was, so I wanted some extra tips to help him. Read morePublished 1 month ago by KT
Every parent that is sending a child off to college should read this book when the student is starting their senior year of high school. Read morePublished 6 months ago by texttospeech
Not really that great. Mostly common sense information that you can read through.Published 6 months ago by DC Mom
We ordered this book based on the recommendation of someone from our daughter's college. They gave the advice during an orientation session. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. Miller
Love this book for its helpfulness. I recommend it for before your child even begins their college search! Read morePublished 15 months ago by M. Duff
I highly recommend this book to anyone with a child who is a senior in high school!!! I wish I had read it before my son left for college. Great read.Published 18 months ago by bergies
This was a great tool for me. My son will benefit from the brilliant guidance offered for both the parent and student throughout his college years, and beyond.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book for those parents struggling with how to handle a college student. Great tips for being a hands off but still on parent!Published on December 27, 2013 by CindyH