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Mentoring Your Child During the College Years

Today, parents with kids at college have a tougher time than ever. With the high cost of a college education, new careers emerging while whole occupational fields disappear, and increasing options related to technology, many parents feel enormous pressure to stay connected to kids, yet they also know they need to let go. It's hard to know when to get involved in their kids' lives and when it's better to back off.

This book provides realistic, practical, up-to-date advice for parents on a wide range of issues, including

  • how to cope with mood changes in the months before college
  • how freshmen gain fifteen pounds when all they do is complain about the food
  • how to teach fiscal responsibility, including credit and debit card use and managing academic expenses
  • responsible use of technology
  • the impact of social networking for parents and for students