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The Happiest Kid on Campus: A Parent's Guide to the Very Best College Experience (for You and Your Child) Paperback – May 1, 2010
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"If you're a parent of a college-bound teen, you should pick up a copy of this book BEFORE your teen heads off to college. It will prepare you for their years in college and give you that peace of mind knowing that everything you are faced with is all part of the college experience. You'll worry less, sleep more, and ensure that you and your child have an amazing college experience." - Parents Countdown to College Coach
"An advice book for parents of first-year students that reflects how the links between home and student have changed with email, texting, Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of constantly available electronic communication." - Chronicle of Higher Education
"If you're heading for university at the end of summer, grab this book and share it with your parents. "The Happiest Kid on Campus" will help you both graduate to this new phase of life." - Bookworm Sez
"A highly entertaining as well as thoroughly informative read." - SayCampusLife
"A must read for any parent who is getting ready to send their kids to college." - Viewpoints
"There's a lot to learn, and "The Happiest Kid on Campus: Everything a Parent Needs to Know to Help You and Your Child Have an Amazing College Experience," covers it all in hundreds of pages that are organized well enough to help you easily find a particular problem and a solution." - Washington Post
"Author Harlan Cohen writes with a wise, funny point of view. He's young enough to understand kids these days and help parents avoid major eye-rolling on touchy subjects like sex, drugs and alcohol. Pretty much any topic that parents are embarrassed to talk about with their kids is covered with sensitivity and common-sense advice...This handy guide will help parents survive the first few months until your child finds his place on campus." - BookPage
"Stunningly sensible...Taking a cue from the ever-popular What to Expect When You're Expecting series, Harlan Cohen uses a similar perky approach in his user-friendly The Happiest Kid on Campus." - USA Today
"Cohen repeatedly reminds us that college is 90 percent amazing and 10 percent difficult. With style and humor, Cohen guides parents how to get their students through that 10 percent." - Mattoon Journal-Gazette
"The Happiest Kid on Campus gives parents their own primer for dealing with this pivotal time." - Family Times
"If you're a parent of a college-bound teen, you should pick up a copy of this book BEFORE your teen heads off to college. It will prepare you for their years in college and give you that peace of mind knowing that everything you are faced with is all part of the college experience. You'll worry less, sleep more, and ensure that you and your child have an amazing college experience." - va colleges
"They should send you this book when you write the check for the SATs!" - Sacramento Book Review
This comprehensive book guides parents through the process of sending their kids to college. It contains advice on orientation, what to take to school, initiating important discussions with your student, finances, keeping them safe and healthy, and more. It also helps in addressing problems once your student is in college, such as handling signs of depression or homesickness or dealing with roommate problems. Helpful Q&As, checklists, and advice from parents are included.
Cohen's distinctive voice and wit aid in tackling some of the tricky, as well as the everyday occurrences on a college campus, while directing readers to useful resources. This book is a must for first-time parents of college students.
About the Author
Harlan Cohen's syndicated advice column for people in their teens and twenties, Help Me, Harlan!, is distributed by King Features Syndicate, and appears in papers such as the Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, and Seattle Times. Harlan tours college campuses giving presentations to orientation groups. He lives in Chicago, IL.