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Tackling College Admissions: Sanity + Strategy=Success
     

Tackling College Admissions: Sanity + Strategy=Success

by Cheryl Paradis, Faren R. Siminoff
 

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Every year millions of parents shepherd their teens through the arduous college admissions process. They are bombarded with too much information and with destructive and pervasive college admissions myths. Tackling College Admissions: Sanity + Strategy = Success by Cheryl Paradis and Faren R. Siminoff provides just what the college admissions doctor needs:

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Every year millions of parents shepherd their teens through the arduous college admissions process. They are bombarded with too much information and with destructive and pervasive college admissions myths. Tackling College Admissions: Sanity + Strategy = Success by Cheryl Paradis and Faren R. Siminoff provides just what the college admissions doctor needs: sanity, perspective, and common sense. The racecourse to college admissions is littered with obstacles—some anticipated, some unexpected. However, with knowledge and a little humor, virtually all teens can cross the finish line into that good-fit college. Paradis and Siminoff offer a simple, two-part approach to college admissions. Part I shows parents how to become effective coaches through employing self and teen assessment and discarding the college myths. Part II takes parents through the ins-and-outs of the college admissions process, alerting them to potential hurdles and teaching them effective, easy-to-implement strategies to overcome these.

Editorial Reviews

Susan Ferraro
If you have a child in high school who will soon be heading off to college, buy this book now! Parents do more than write the checks—directly or indirectly, we are part of our children's college application process, giving advice, helping organize, influencing. Now, at last, Tackling College Admissions helps us help our kids (and ourselves) through the often daunting challenge. Faren Siminoff and Cheryl Paradis are fun, breezy, able experts, they know the territory, and they keep reaching out to us and what we need to know as parents. With up-to-date explanations of the ever-evolving hoops that the college-bound must jump through and short, user-friendly questionnaires to pinpoint our fears, fantasies, and foibles, including unrealistic expectations, Tackling College Admissions is a helpful book for parents—and parents matter!
Jean Twenge
Finally! A book with a balanced and helpful approach to college admissions from a parent's perspective. In our times of both high competition and high expectations, it's increasingly vital for parents to stay sane. Tackling College Admissions will help you do that, whether your teen is NAF (Not Always Focused) or AFT (the Always Focused Teen). Unlike many guides that focus on admission to Ivy League and other highly selective colleges, this guide helps parents with something much more important—finding the college that's the right fit for the teen. Tackling College Admissions is a no-nonsense, practical guide useful to every parent of a college-bound teen.
Susan Land
Even if the college application process seems overwhelmingly complicated and strewn with emotional landmines, you don't need to be a 'catastrophizer.' Tackling College Admissions helps to de-stress the college application process. The authors help you understand yourself, your teenager, and what matters in a school. This passionate yet practical guide will get you and your teenager organized and started in the right direction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742547834
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/25/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Paradis, Psy.D. has over twenty years of experience as a clinical psychologist working with a variety of populations, including teens and their families. She has counseled teens and their parents for psychological and academic problems, family and school issues. Dr. Paradis also specializes in treating anxiety disorders and spent fifteen years on-staff at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn's Anxiety Disorder Clinic. Her extensive research and clinical work has also included African American and Caribbean American populations. Dr. Paradis is currently an associate professor of psychology at Marymount Manhattan College and teaches courses in child development and abnormal psychology. She recently completed the second of two successful college application processes with her children. Faren R. Siminoff, J.D., Ph.D., is an attorney and historian. Currently she serves as associate professor of American history at Nassau Community College, where she regularly counsels and assists students and their parents about college transfer options and the college admissions process. In addition, many of her students are first-generation college attendees, children of immigrants as well as students with learning disabilities. Most importantly, she is the mother of a teen who is attending the college of his choice.

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