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When Your Kid Goes to College:: A Parents' Survival Guide Paperback – Bargain Price, March 9, 1999
Parenting in a complicated world
Strategies to help you be the best parent you can be. See more
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From the Back Cover
Written by a mother who survived the perils of packing her own child off to school, WHEN YOUR KID GOES TO COLLEGE provides supportive, reassuring, and helpful tips for handling this inevitable but difficult separation.
Comprehensive and accessible, this practical guide includes info on:
-- Teaching your child how to live on his own, from balancing a checkbook to dealing with a roommate.
-- The difference between financial and emotional dependence -- and how to keep them separate.
-- Helping your spouse, younger children, and even pets deal with the transition when your child leaves -- and when she returns.
-- How to fill -- and even enjoy -- the hole that your child's absence leaves.
Saying goodbye isn't the end of the world; it's the beginning of an exciting new one for your child -- and you! --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
And there's really nothing about "parent[al] survival" in it. Barkin warns of feelings of loss and disconnect, but other than to say that many people go thru this, there's no useful info.
Check that: her suggestion to bring a toolkit and duct tape is excellent, but I didn't need a book to think of that.
Save your bux and post to a Yahoo forum instead.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is out of date - guess I should have looked at published date :(Published 10 months ago by cindy masterson
Good information, many of the examples are outdated, but still relevant if you can get past the technology references. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Paige Dorsey
It's one of the better guide books of its ilk. There's so much schlock in the book market self help section, but this one is worth reading and keeping and then passing on to... Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by Longbright
This was the best of about 5 books I read - it was easy, to the point, and very clear. High recommended!Published on July 30, 2012 by Nan
This is one of the best books for parents with high school students. It will help you anticipate and handle the transition you and your child will go through as they become a young... Read morePublished on November 6, 2011 by TJ Haygood
This books is rather preachy and the quotes of "other parents" seem to be contrived to fit the narrative rather than real quotes from real experiences. Read morePublished on August 6, 2011 by C. Kane