Sending Your Child to College: The Prepared Parent's Operational Manual

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Marie and her three college daughters have written an indispensable, easy-to-read book for transitioning to college. This updated and expanded edition has 40 pages of new material explaining everything that parents need to know but most colleges won't be telling them. Chapters are devoted to safety, greening, privacy laws and how they impact the amount of information a college will be able to tell you, paying tuition bills you'll never see, managing a sick child no longer at home and guaranteeing you'll have a ...

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Overview

Marie and her three college daughters have written an indispensable, easy-to-read book for transitioning to college. This updated and expanded edition has 40 pages of new material explaining everything that parents need to know but most colleges won't be telling them. Chapters are devoted to safety, greening, privacy laws and how they impact the amount of information a college will be able to tell you, paying tuition bills you'll never see, managing a sick child no longer at home and guaranteeing you'll have a say if hospitalized, health care proxies, protecting your child's possessions, dorm insurance, identity theft, hidden college costs, budgeting and more.There are many steps between receiving the acceptance letter and saying goodbye at the dorm or airport. The Carrs guide you with clear, concise instructions, organization charts and forms. Tips and shopping lists are provided allowing one to plan ahead, be eco-friendly, save time and money and make the most of these exciting years.

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In this expanded edition of a 2008 title, Carr, along with her three college-age daughters, Katharine, Ann, and Elizabeth, prepares parents for a student's first year at college by providing bulleted lists, checklists, and logs that would work better on a web site or as an appendix than in a full-length book. She does not direct readers to additional sources, and she often writes as though young adults are first graders, e.g., reminding parents that "students should...never eat anything that has mold on it." Some of the advice is questionable (e.g., help your child get a credit card before heading off to college). Additionally, topics veer outside of the scope of college preparation. Much of the information feels overly personal-not everyone, for instance, will care about the phone number for the local balloon delivery service-and some is already outdated. While Carr gives good advice here and there, she attempts to address everything and, ultimately, covers nothing in depth. Not recommended.
—Julianne J. Smith

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780933165168
  • Publisher: Dicmar Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Series: The Prepared
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Marie Carr is a retired immunologist and member of several charity boards and college parent-councils. She joined writing forces with her three college daughters. Katharine received her BS from Emory (2006) and a BRN from Georgetown (2007); Ann is a senior entomology major at Texas A & M; and Elizabeth is a junior studying hotel management at Boston University.
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