You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years

You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years

by Marjorie Savage
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You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years by Marjorie Savage

Realistic and practical advice for parents of college-age kids
Parents whose kids are away at college have a tough tightrope to walk: they naturally want to stay connected to their children, yet they also need to let go. What's more, kids often send mixed messages: they crave space, but they rely on their parents' advice and assistance. Not surprisingly, it's hard to know when it's appropriate to get involved in your child's life and when it's better to back off.
You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me) helps parents identify the boundaries between necessary involvement and respect for their child's independence. Marjorie Savage, who as a parent herself empathizes with moms and dads, but who as a student services professional understands kids, offers advice on wide-ranging issues, including:
• How to cope with your family's mood changes in the months before move-in day on campus
• Why students complain about the food but still manage to gain fifteen pounds their first year
• How to teach basic financial responsibility, including the handling of credit cards and academic expenses
• When parental intervention is critical
With anecdotes and suggestions from experienced parents and college staffs nationwide, the strategies and tips provided throughout will help you to create a loving, supportive partnership responsive to the needs of both you and your children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416596073
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 261,224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marjorie Savage is the Parent Program director at the University of Minnesota, serving as a liaison between the school and the parents of its 28,000 undergraduates. She lives in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.

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You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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This is by far the -best- college guide out there! Even as a student, this is a book that is relatable and completely applicable to what I am going through. Marjorie Savage brilliantly addresses every topic and obstacle that a college student will face, including great anecdotes and specific guides (such as how to set up a college budget and a timeline of what students will be going through academically, socially, and emotionally) to demonstrate the different challenges of college life. Great for parents, Great for students. Look no further... this book is exactly what you need to prepare for the next four years of your (and/ or your child's) life!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was helpful to us in figuring out how to keep supporting our college freshman without controlling her. Moving from manager to consultant was hard, but necessary. Another thing that helped us let go was first writing down our best advice about life in general, but giving her the choice of what to do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Id like to mentor winterkit or pheonixkit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goldkit- r thay on often