You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, May 5, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages
9 Reviews
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. What's more, kids often send mixed messages: they crave space, but they rely on their parents' advice and assistance. Not surprisingly, it's hard to know when it's appropriate to get involved in your child's life and when it's better to back off. You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me) helps parents identify the boundaries between necessary involvement and respect for their child's independence.
  

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Review: You're on Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years

User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

Nicely done. While aimed at parents, each chapter at the end also covers same issues in short question form for the student. Best for families with high schoolers or first semester college students ... Read full review

Review: You're on Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years

User Review  - Vera Wester - Goodreads

Excellent advise for parents of college students. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 2
37
Chapter 3
59
Chapter 4
81
Chapter 5
100
Chapter 6
119
Chapter 7
143
How Can One Book Be Worth 92? Finances Are a Family Affair
161
The Social Scene
192
Chapter10 209
230
Chapter12
249
Chapter 13
267
Chapter14
289
Appendix B
307
Bibliography
322
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About the author (2009)

Marjorie Savage is the Parent Program director at the University of Minnesota, serving as a liaison between the school and the parents of its 28,000 undergraduates. She lives in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.

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