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If your child is beginning life in college, there's a surprise around every corner...
But that doesn't mean you can't be prepared The Happiest Kid on Campus is a witty and wise guide to everything you need to know about the college experience. Harlan Cohen, America's most trusted college life expert, delivers the best advice, facts, stats, tips, and stories from parents, students, and experts across the country to ensure that you and your child will have an incredible and meaningful college experience.
The Summer Before
What, when, and how to prepare
The emotional roller coaster
Paying the Bills
Financial aid tricks and tips
Budgets, books, and the best campus jobs
Calling, Texting, and Facebooking
New ways to keep in touch
How much is too much
The First Few Months
Move-in, roommates, and homesickness
What not to do when you're missing them
To A or Not to B
Professors, grades, and actually going to class
When to step in (and when not to)
Keeping Them Safe
Drinking, partying, and other things your kid might not be doing
Knowing your campus support resources
The Happiest Kid on Campus gives parents everything they need to know about the experience they'll have as their child leaves for college, and what they can do to ensure that their child has an incredible and meaningful college experience. Using Cohen's trademark style, with tips, statistics, quotes, and stories from parents and students, as well as expert advice, this guide tackles the most important topics on parents' minds, including: What parents should NEVER say or do when dropping their child off on campus Staying connected (but not too connected) to your child When to visit, how often to visit, what to expect when visiting Helping your child make good choices & supporting the wrong ones What every parent must know about safety issues
The syndicated advice columnist of "Help Me, Harlan!" fame gives parents everything they need to know about the experience they'll have as their child leaves for college, and what they can do to ensure that the student finds college meaningful--and incredible.