I'm Going to College---Not You! : Surviving the College Search with Your Child

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I'm Going to College---Not You! : Surviving the College Search with Your Child by Delahunty, Jennifer, 9781429922159
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  • ISBN: 9781429922159 | 142992215X
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  • Copyright: 8/31/2010

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Acceptance by a top college has become the ultimate "good parenting" stamp of approval--the better the bumper sticker, the better the parent, right? Parents of juniors and seniors in high school are obsessed with finding the key to open the lock to just the right college, just as their children are striking out for independence. In Surviving the College Search, Kenyon College's dean of admissions Jennifer Delahunty addresses the tight-rope parents must walk between "control freak" and "friend" as they help their children through one of the most difficult phases of both their lives. Essays by writers including Delahunty, Anna Quindlen, Jane Hamilton, Janet Maslin, and the directors of admissions at Smith College and Colby College answer questions with humor and understanding, including: --how can a parent be helpful but not interfering? --how will the parent-child relationship be challenged and strengthened? --how can a parent be less of a "helicopter" and more of a "booster rocket"? --what do you do when your child wants to put off college to become a rock star? --how do you get any sleep while you're going through this?

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