College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College Without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind (Paperback)
Is your parental anxiety climbing as your child gets closer to college? Are you sweating the SAT more than your kid? Do you fear a teen's college selections might be based on a great cheese steak and hot campus tour guide? Every year millions of students graduate from high school. Approximately 70 percent will enroll in college. And at least a few million parents will tear their hair out. Stuck in a confusing, competitive, and costly process with a moody teen, parents are left searching for support, solutions, and reassurance that their kid will get into college and their family will return to normal. College Bound and Gagged is the straight-talking survival guide for anyone who needs to rein in their high school student or the crazy process. If you need the inside scoop on how to get the job done, but don't have time for 300 pages of dry facts, or you're searching for a little comic relief when it seems like there's nothing to laugh about, you're in the right place. Whether it's time to buckle down or calm down, this will give you the tips and insight you need to nurture student success, preserve family resources, and maximize relationships. College Bound and Gagged tackles procrastination, confusing procedures, competitive parents, standardized test anxiety (especially yours ), campus tour trauma, admissions office disasters, and all the other bumps on the road to higher education. With top tips from leading college experts, top-five lists to keep you informed, helpful online and print resources, fun illustrations, and humor that will hit home, this book is the prescription for every family on the college journey.
Nancy Berk, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, award-winning humorist, stand-up comic, and author. A frequent contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul, she blogs for The Huffington Post, USA Today College, and MORE Magazine. Author of Secrets of a Bar Mitzvah Mom (2005), Nancy has been spotlighted in the New York Times and interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, MSN, and national magazines. One of the 2010 winners of the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition, she has appeared on television and radio, and hosts two podcasts: Whine at 9 and College Mom Minute. Nancy and her husband Ron are the proud parents of a college graduate and a college freshman.