What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College

A Complete Guide for Parents Only

Author: Mary Spohn

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601382189

Category: Education

Page: 288

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According to experts in the field of psychology, more than half of parents experience some sort of separation anxiety when their child leaves for college. You may have been looking forward to your child's departure for 18 years, but now that the time has finally come you are experiencing mixed emotions. What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College will provide you with valuable information and will help make the transition easier. In this new book, you will learn how to encourage independence, how to offer support, how to handle the drop-off, how to deal with empty nest syndrome, how to talk to your child about his or her emotions, how to keep the lines of communication open, how to plan meaningful family time, and how to teach your child to live on his or her own. Additionally, you will be provided with insight into your child's emotions, which will help you understand his or her behavior, such as spending excessive amounts of time with friends, ignoring you, or being disagreeable. You will learn how to handle the emotional rollercoaster, how to give your child time to adjust to college life, how to prepare for your child s first visit home, and how to help others deal with the transition. By reading this book, you will learn how your life will change, and you will discover ways to fill the void. What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College provides you with countless ways to prepare yourself for your child's departure, as well as advice from parents, students, and psychologists. Whether your first child is leaving for college or it is your youngest child going away to school, you will find ways to cope with this difficult time in your life. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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Raising Drug-Free Kids

100 Tips for Parents

Author: Aletha Solter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786735570

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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In a nation where an estimated 25 percent of high-school seniors use illegal substances on a monthly basis, parents are wise to be concerned about setting their children on a drug-free course. While much advice handed out these days focuses on teen behavior and on what to do once drugs have become a problem in the home, Raising Drug-Free Kids takes an innovative approach and focuses instead on preventative measures that can be followed early on in a child's life. Developmental psychologist and parent educator Aletha Solter provides parents with simple, easy-to use tools to build a solid foundation for children to say "no" to drugs. Organized by age group, from preschool through young adulthood, the handy 100 tips will show parents how to help their children to: Feel good about themselves without an artificial high. Cope with stress so they won't turn to drugs to relax. Respect their bodies so they will reject harmful substances. Have close family connections so they won't feel desperate to belong to a group. Take healthy risks (like outdoor adventures) so they won't need to take dangerous ones.
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Simple Steps to Organizing Everything

Author: Donna Smallin

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594863899

Category: House & Home

Page: 354

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You're Just Minutes Away from Conquering the Chaos and the Clutter-Forever! Simple Steps to Organizing Everything is a lifesaver and a treasure chest of clutter-control advice. Best-selling author Donna Smallin brings sanity back to your household with room-by-room, tried-and-true organization techniques to ease the burden of managing your money, house, time, family, and some of life's big challenges, such as moving, balancing home and work, and the changing seasons. If you struggle to put your possessions away, if you constantly run out of time for the things you like to do, and if you are overwhelmed with paperwork and clutter, today's the day to start changing your life. Getting started is often the most difficult part of getting organized-this simple room-by-room approach helps you unclutter and organize your life. And, most importantly, it teaches you how to stay organized. Instead of promising miracles, it guarantees success little by little as you learn to incorporate organizing strategies into your daily life. Bonus Section: The One-Minute Organizer: Got a minute? That's all it takes to bring a little organization to a busy household. The innovative ideas in "The One-Minute Organizer" offer quick solutions to your daily battle with paperwork, lack of space, and time management. You'll discover that each tip delivers instant gratification and makes your world a more orderly place so you can enjoy the things that really matter to you! - Publisher.
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Parenting Today

How to Raise Children in Today's Turbulent Times

Author: Joni Mitchell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595344283

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 92

View: 1894

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As parents in today's world we are facing constant challenges in trying to raise our children. Children today are more educated and more perceptive. Every day our children are exposed to the tensions created by reports of terrorism, natural catastrophes, and economic downturns.With the advent of the Internet, 24-hour news channels, and mass media, children often are the first to know when a major event takes place.Even in times of relative calm, you need a strong set of skills to help your child grow into a healthy adult.Parenting Today is written by a leading authority on raising children. You will learn unique skills, ideas, and strategies geared towards helping children in today's difficult times.Individual chapters are devoted to toddlers, young children, pre teens, teenagers, stepchildren and college students.If you are a parent or grandparent who has taken on the responsibility of raising a child, or several children, you will find the concepts presented in Parenting Today to be invaluable.Among the important concepts you will learn are hot to Quickly form that long lasting bond with your child. Help your children deal with stress. Effectively communicate with teenagers. Take control of a situation with an angry or rebellious child. Deal with friction between parents and children, and learn how to eliminate it. Motivate children, with rules specific to each age group. Show your children that you love them. Form life lasting bonds with grown children. Understand the inner thoughts of your children.
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Ready for College

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Michael Francis Pennock

Publisher: Sorin Books

ISBN: 9781893732926

Category: Education

Page: 158

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Gives concrete answers to tough questions about love, life and faith that concern Catholic teens the most. Answering questions like The Da Vinci Code claims Jesus was married. Is this true?, What's so wrong with drinking a few beers or smoking pot and more, this book aims to inspire teens with prayers, fun factoids and stories.
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Intellectual Manhood

University, Self, and Society in the Antebellum South

Author: Timothy J. Williams

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469618400

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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In this in-depth and detailed history, Timothy J. Williams reveals that antebellum southern higher education did more than train future secessionists and proslavery ideologues. It also fostered a growing world of intellectualism flexible enough to marry the era's middle-class value system to the honor-bound worldview of the southern gentry. By focusing on the students' perspective and drawing from a rich trove of their letters, diaries, essays, speeches, and memoirs, Williams narrates the under examined story of education and manhood at the University of North Carolina, the nation's first public university. Every aspect of student life is considered, from the formal classroom and the vibrant curriculum of private literary societies to students' personal relationships with each other, their families, young women, and college slaves. In each of these areas, Williams sheds new light on the cultural and intellectual history of young southern men, and in the process dispels commonly held misunderstandings of southern history. Williams's fresh perspective reveals that students of this era produced a distinctly southern form of intellectual masculinity and maturity that laid the foundation for the formulation of the post–Civil War South.
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Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College

Author: Patricia Pasick

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393353141

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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A time of tumult, your children's transition from high school to college can also be a time of growth. This book shows you how. Almost Grown is a guide for parents to the final years of high school and first years of college, offering intelligent counsel not only in practical issues such as developing a college search plan or handling questions of money, sex, and substance abuse, but also in the psychological issues that arise during this family transition. Writing as both psychologist and parent, Patricia Pasick tackles the key question of how mothers and fathers can foster adolescents' growth and autonomy while maintaining family connections and stability. She also explores the unexpected: the impact of the changing family on younger siblings, the benefits and frustrations of college students' returning home, the challenges and opportunities that nontraditional families face, and more. Pasick delves into another critical yet underplayed aspect of the college transition: how parents' lives change. Almost Grown guides readers through this major step in adult development and new start to adult partnerships. Almost Grown contains advice from high school and college admissions counselors across the country and, at the heart of the book, stories of personal experience from parents and adolescents who are making, or have made, the transition.
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Schizophrenia For Dummies

Author: Jerome Levine,Irene S. Levine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470444878

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.
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