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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.
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Based on 10 years of experience working as a liaison between parents and the University of Minnesota, Savage offers sound advice on how parents can balance their continued involvement and their college student's need for independence. She notes that technology has helped to maintain contact between parents and students, but what hasn't changed are issues of how much autonomy to grant, when to let go, and when and how to help as the parent-child relationship is redefined. Savage offers strategies for everything from dealing with complaints about the food, to resisting the temptation to decorate the dorm room, to monitoring students' health, and teaching them to take responsibility for their finances. Savage includes anecdotes and advice from parents and university staff members on how to equip students on their journey toward their degrees and how to measure the campus social scene against the family's values. Parents with children in college or headed to college will appreciate Savage's support and advice. Vanessa Bush
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Not really that great. Mostly common sense information that you can read through.Published 4 days 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 1 month ago by J. Miller
Love this book for its helpfulness. I recommend it for before your child even begins their college search! Read morePublished 8 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 11 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 14 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 21 months ago by CindyH
Excellent book. This really helped me to be ready to mentor my child as he goes through his college years.Published 23 months ago by M. Reid
I have made it about halfway through this, but just from the notes for students at the back of the chapters it is a great resource. Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by John P Headley