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You're on Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years (Fireside Books)by Marjorie Savage
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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
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.
Savage believes that parents are essential partners in higher education. Her strategies and tips provide the foundation for creating a loving, supportive partnership responsive to the needs of both parents and children.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-250) and index.
Packed with realistic advice for the parents of today's 14.5 million college and university students, this practical volume sets invaluable guidelines for combining essential involvement with a healthy, helpful respect for a child's independence.
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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