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 couple of million parents will tear their hair out. Stuck in a confusing, competitive, and costly process with a moody teen, parents are left looking for toughen, 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 want the inside scoop on how to get the job done, but do not need time for 300 pages of dry facts, or you’re looking for a little comic relief when it kind of feels like there’s nothing to laugh about, you’re in the right place. Whether it is time to buckle down or loosen up, this will give you the tips and insight you want 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 of 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 if you want to hit home, this book is the prescription for every family on the college journey.
College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College Without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind