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

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Simon and Schuster, May 5, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages
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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. 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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should've read this awhile ago instead of starting it after dropping my kid off at college. gives parents some ideas about questions to ask during college visits and at orientation; brings to mind topics to discuss with your child. Read full review

You're on your own (but I'm here if you need me): mentoring your child during the college years

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For many parents, sending children to college can be overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. Savage, director of the Parent Program at the University of Minnesota, hopes to ease their fears with ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 2
37
Chapter 3
59
Chapter 4
81
Chapter 5
100
Chapter 6
119
Chapter 7
143
Chapter 8
161
Chapter 10
209
Chapter 11
230
Chapter 12
249
Chapter 13
267
Chapter 14
289
Appendix B
307
Bibliography
322
Copyright

Chapter 9
192

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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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