Finally, a book written by a veteran educator who's been through it all . . . in the classroom, the guidance office, the assistant principal's chair and the principal's hot seat. Expressly intended for busy parents of high school students, or soon-to-be high school students, the author spells out in frank words the many ways that parents can help their children make the most of the four years of high school. As for style, "I understand the limits and demands on your time. I won't waste it by going on and on needlessly and aimlessly. I've read those kinds of 'help' books and they can be downright tiring." Laced with humor that may offend some colleagues in the educational community, each chapter of For Parents Only is focused, sincere, dead-on accurate . . . and often brutally honest.