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Youre On Your Own (But Im Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years

Youre On Your Own (But Im Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years by Marjorie Savage 1416596070 9781416596073
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Realistic and practical advice for parents of college-age kids Parents whose kids are away at college have a tough tightrope to walk: they naturally want to stay connected to their children, yet they also need to let go. Whats more, kids often send mixed messages: they crave space, but they rely on their parents advice and assistance. Not surprisingly, its hard to know when its appropriate to get involved in your childs life and when its better to back off.Youre On Your Own (But Im Here If You Need Me)helps parents identify the boundaries between necessary involvement and respect for their childs independence. Marjorie Savage, who as a parent herself empathizes with moms and dads, but who as a student services professional understands kids, offers advice on wide-ranging issues, including: How to cope with your familys mood changes in the months before move-in day on campus Why students complain about the food but still manage to gain fifteen pounds their first year How to teach basic financial responsibility, including the handling of credit cards and academic expenses When parental intervention is critical With anecdotes and suggestions from experienced parents and college staffs nationwide, the strategies and tips provided throughout will help you to create a loving, supportive partnership responsive to the needs of both you and your children.

Author: Marjorie Savage

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 342

Publisher: Touchstone

Publication Date: 2009-05-05

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ISBN: 1416596070

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