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How to encourage true high achievement, rather than perfectionism
Important dos and don’ts about the admissions process and how you can most effectively help your child
Why and when some forms of “helping” undermine your teenager’s self-confidence and chances of admission
How to turn deadlines into opportunities to learn time-management and organization skills
How you can encourage positive strategies for handling stress and building resilience
How to evaluate campus culture to find the right fit for you
Ways to manage your parents and your friends
Tips for the college interview
Letting your true, authentic self come through in your admissions essay
How your body handles stress and what you can do to feel better and stay healthy
Includes a Personalized Stress Management Plan for teens!
Less Stress, More Success - A New Approach to College Admissions and Beyond
Table of Contents
Part One: Dean Marilee Jones: View From the Admissions Office
Chapter 1 My Epiphany
Chapter 2 Parental Behavior and Beliefs
Chapter 3 Why Is the College Admissions Process So Stressful?
Chapter 4 Why Are Kids So Stressed?
Chapter 5 Why Do Parents Act the Way We Do?
Chapter 6 A Better Way to Look at College Admissions
Chapter 7 Dos and Don'ts for Parents in the Admissions Process
Part Two: Dr Ken Ginsburg: What Can Parents Do?
Chapter 8 The Problem With Perfectionism
Chapter 9 Look at Your Child
Chapter 10 Stress and Its Effects
Chapter 11 Fostering Resilience
Chapter 12 Building Competence
Chapter 13 The Value of Free Time
Chapter 14 Changing Thinking Patterns
Chapter 15 Strengthening Confidence
Chapter 16 Connection, Character, and Contribution
Chapter 17 Assuming More Control
Chapter 18 Coping With Stress
Chapter 19 Getting Ready to Leave and the Year After
Part Three: The Dean of Admissions Talks to Students
Part Four: Just for Teens: A Guide to Managing Stress
Epilogue: Carrots, Eggs, and Coffee