Synopses & Reviews
Acceptance by a top college is more than a gold star on a high school graduates forehead today. It has morphed into the ultimate "good parenting" stamp of approval--the better the bumper sticker, the better the parent, right? Parents of juniors and seniors in high school fret over SAT scores and essays, obsessed with getting their kids into the right college, while their children push for independence.
I'm Going to College---Not You! is a resource for parents, written by parents whove been in their shoes. Kenyon College dean Jennifer Delahunty shares her unique perspective (and her daughters) on one of the toughest periods of parenting, and has assembled a top-notch group of writers that includes best-selling authors, college professors and admissions directors, and journalists. Their experiences with the difficult balancing act between control freak and resource answer questions like:
--how can a parent be less of a "helicopter" (hovering) and more of a "booster rocket" (uplifting)?
--what do you do when your child wants to put off college to become a rock star?
--how will you keep from wanting to kill each other?
"A great guide and must-read for any prospective parent through the power and powerlessness of their child's college search. Mine included my selfish queries into the various schools school colors ... I then encouraged my daughter to choose the school whose colors I looked good in. I am only kidding a little. (Deep purple and black did look great on me.) I wish I had had this book then... "--Jamie Lee Curtis, actress, children's book author, mother of a recent college graduate
About the Author
JENNIFER DELAHUNTY has been the dean of admissions and financial aid at Kenyon College since 2003 and has worked in higher education since 1982. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and the National Association of College Admissions Counselors Journal. She is also the mother of two college-age daughters. She lives in Gambier, Ohio.