Your Freshman Is Off to College

A Month-By-Month Guide to the First Year

Author: Ed D Laurie L Hazard,M a Stephanie K Carter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781537682341

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Page: N.A

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Your Freshman is Off to College offers a handy month-by month guide for parents as the first year of college naturally unfolds. This book, dealing with serious topics, reflects a fun, informative look at the first year for parents of new college students, making "tongue-in-cheek" connections between a child's first months of life to this newest important stage of development - freshman year. Early Praise for Your Freshman is Off to College "As the parent of a brand-new college freshman, I am thrilled to have received Your Freshman Is Off to College. The fears and anxiety of dropping off my child are gone after reading this book, which provides realistic scenarios, advice and problem solving solutions. It is organized, informative and on target, addressing many facets of college life. The month-by-month timeline and 'real-time' advice is essential insight into where my child is at in each stage, and how/when/if to help. This book has helped me to help my child help himself." -Shannon McAloon Merkler of Belmar, NJ, parent of a college freshman "This book is a must read for every parent and family member of a college-bound student. It is helpful, witty and engaging. Hazard and Carter provide excellent insight on how families can assist their student successfully navigate the transition into college and throughout the first year." -Krystal L. Ristaino, expert in university parent and family relations "Hazard and Carter have taken an adolescent development approach to help parents understand what's happening to their sons and daughters when they begin their college careers. With humor and compassion, the writers describe a variety of scenarios and offer important insights to parents. A highly instructive manual, it offers guidance to parents to help them transition from a hovering role to one that truly supports their young adult in the best and most productive ways possible. The authors' collective wisdom provides parents with the tools they need to facilitate their sons' and daughters' successful transition from high school to college." -Toby Simon, Former Vice President of Student Affairs, Marymount Manhattan College and Associate Dean of Student Life, Brown University

How to Survive Your Freshman Year

Author: Mark W. Bernstein,Yadin Kaufmann

Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC

ISBN: 193351261X

Category: Education

Page: 434

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"The work is a compilation of advice and stories from hundreds of students at more than 100 colleges across the US, regarding all the important aspects of life as a first-year college student, based on interviews with those students. Topics covered include: leaving home, dormitory life, studying, choosing classes and majors, fraternities, extra-curricular activities, campus food, etc. The work also includes short "expert articles" written by professionals who work with college students. This is the 5th edition of How to Survive Your Freshman Year"--

The Skinny on Your First Year in College

Author: Sean Heffron

Publisher: RAND Media Co

ISBN: 0984441832

Category: Education

Page: 264

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When you arrive on campus, spread out in front of you are literally thousands of new things to learn. For most students, it takes months to discover how to successfully navigate in their new environment. Nine months, in fact. September to May: Freshman Year. Now you can have the answers that all freshmen wish they had from the beginning, and you can have them in about an hour. The Skinny on Your First Year in College follows a college freshmen through a series of obstacles - some he was prepared for, others he was not. Navigating the challenges of college becomes difficult as he watchs how other freshmen try to handle the stress of this new enviroment, but understanding is just outside his window.

Off to College

A Guide for Parents

Author: Roger H. Martin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022629563X

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 1915

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What should parents expect during their child's first year of college? Roger Martin, double president emeritus of two colleges, spent a year visiting five diverse collegespublic and private, large and small, elite and non-elitein order to offer the parents of college-bound seniors a comprehensive overview of the first-year college experience. In addition to a stint with dorm life and time with students and professors, Martin draws from conversations with a wide variety of campus administrators and staff membersin financial aid, campus police, sports, health care, and disabilities accommodations. We join Martin, for example, as he and a campus safety officer walk around campus on a busy Saturday night. WhileOff to College deals with more traditional topics such as the financial challenges of college, homesickness, and time management, it also tackles more complex, contemporary issues that college freshman may encounter. There are sections devoted to date rape, drinking, campus shootings, and depression, as well as chapters targeted at athletes, minorities, and first generation students. We can boast in this book not only a most appropriate and uniquely positioned author, but also one full of information and good advice from campus sources. Off to College promises to be an encouraging and extremely well-informed guide for any parent sending their child off to a four-year residential college.

Navigating Your Freshman Year

How to Make the Leap to College Life and Land on Your Feet

Author: Natavi Guides (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735203921

Category: Study Aids

Page: 155

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Written by students, for students, this guide shows freshmen how to get through their first year with flying colors.

When Your Kid Goes to College

A Parents' Survival Guide

Author: Carol Barkin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061865729

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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"During the summer before he went to college, he was obnoxious; he said, 'There's a reason I'm acting this way; it will make it easier for you to have me leave.'" "When she was packing to leave, she was completely preoccupied with how many sheets and towels to take. I was thinking, 'My kid is leaving home forever, and life is taken up with minutiae.'" It's an emotional rollercoaster, a combination of missing him and feeling happy and excited for him." New Beginnings You've taught them how to do their laundry, brought them a year's supply of toothpaste and shampoo, and lectured them on the do's and dont's of life beyond your home. The time has come for your child to leave for college -- but are you prepared to say goodbye? Written by a mother who survived the perils of packing her own child off to school, When Your Kid Goes to College provides supportive, reassuring, and helpful tips for handling this inevitable but difficult separation. Comprehensive and accessible, this practical guide includes info on: Teaching your child how to live on his own, from balancing a checkbook to dealing with a roomate. The difference between financial and emotioanl dependence -- and how to keep them separate. Helping your spouse, younger children, and even pets deal with the transition when your child leaves -- and when she returns. How to fill -- and even enjoy -- the hole that your child's absence leaves. Saying goodbye isn't the end of the world; it's the beginning of an exciting new one for your child-and you!

Rock Freshman Year

Your Roadmap to the Ultimate College Experience

Author: Kim Girard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692724781

Category:

Page: 72

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In Rock Freshman Year, Kim Girard shares strategies on achieving what every human being in existence is seeking- happiness. This often overlooked outcome for the college experience is brought to the forefront, as students learn to successfully navigate their way through their freshman year. Kim shares her four rules for happiness and success, while masterfully dissecting potential challenges students face during their first year in college. Rock Freshman Year is filled with tips and strategies for academic success, creating quality relationships, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, while having fun. Students who choose to do the "stretch work" at the end of each chapter will take their experience to the next level. Whether you have a 4.7 GPA in high school and are clear about what you want to do with your life, or you are still discovering your next steps, Rock Freshman Year will help you lay a sound foundation for college success-and happiness.

The iConnected Parent

Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up

Author: Barbara K. Hofer,Abigail Sullivan Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439154182

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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"Just let go!" That’s what parents have been told to do when their kids go to college. But in our speed-dial culture, with BlackBerries and even Skype, parents and kids are now more than ever in constant contact. Today’s iConnected parents say they are closer to their kids than their parents were to them—and this generation of families prefers it that way. Parents are their children’s mentors, confidants, and friends—but is this good for the kids? Are parents really letting go—and does that matter? Dr. Barbara Hofer, a Middlebury College professor of psychology, and Abigail Sullivan Moore, a journalist who has reported on college and high school trends for the New York Times, answer these questions and more in their groundbreaking, compelling account of both the good and the bad of close communication in the college years and beyond. An essential assessment of the state of parent-child relationships in an age of instant communication, The iConnected Parent goes beyond sounding the alarm about the ways many young adults are failing to develop independence to describe the healthy, mutually fulfilling relationships that can emerge when families grow closer in our wired world. Communicating an average of thirteen times a week, parents and their college-age kids are having a hard time letting go. Hofer’s research and Moore’s extensive reporting reveal how this trend is shaping families, schools, and workplaces, and the challenge it poses for students with mental health and learning issues. Until recently, students handled college on their own, learning life’s lessons and growing up in the process. Now, many students turn to their parents for instant answers to everyday questions. "My roommate’s boyfriend is here all the time and I have no privacy! What should I do?" "Can you edit my paper tonight? It’s due tomorrow." "What setting should I use to wash my jeans?" And Mom and Dad are not just the Google and Wikipedia for overcoming daily pitfalls; Hofer and Moore have discovered that some parents get involved in unprecedented ways, phoning professors and classmates, choosing their child’s courses, and even crossing the lines set by university honor codes with the academic help they provide. Hofer and Moore offer practical advice, from the years before college through the years after graduation, on how parents can stay connected to their kids while giving them the space they need to become independent adults. Cell phones and laptops don’t come with parenting instructions. The iConnected Parent is an invaluable guide for any parent with a child heading to or already on campus.

The Freshman Survival Guide

Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between

Author: Nora Bradbury-Haehl,Bill McGarvey

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455567035

Category: Education

Page: 400

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A completely revised and updated values-based guide to navigating the first year of college that speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping, or skipping their way out of college. In the four years since its initial publication, THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE has helped thousands of first year students make a successful transition to college life. However, much has changed on campuses. The explosion of technology, ubiquity of social media, and culture changes have all added new layers of complexity to the leap from high school to college. THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE's updated edition features new research and advice on issues such as mental health, sexual assault, and finding balance. It also features expanded sections on dating, money management, and an increased focus on how the over 1.5 million incoming freshman can prepare themselves for the biggest change they've encountered in their lives: heading off to college.

College 101

A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year

Author: Julie Zeilinger

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 161821215X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 200

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College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year is a comprehensive and authentic guide for girls to everything related to the college process. Unlike other college guides, College 101 is written from the honest, humorous, and relatable first-person perspective of a young woman who recently experienced the process, while also offering the advice of experts and unique experiences of other college-aged women. This guide shows girls what to really expect from the college planning process as well as their first year of college, including pro tips and common pitfalls to avoid. From test-taking tips, to finding the right college for you, to how to make the most of your freshman year, this book answers all young women's questions, including those they didn't even know they had! Presented in a dynamic and varied format, College 101 imparts seriously valuable information and secrets about the process in an extemporaneous and entertaining way.

Letting Go, Sixth Edition

A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years

Author: Karen Levin Coburn,Madge Lawrence Treeger

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780062400567

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 464

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Out to Sea

A Parents' Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage

Author: Kelly Radi

Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press

ISBN: 9781592987269

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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All aboard, parents! It's time to see your child off on the voyage of a lifetime: the first year of college. The college transition is a stressful and emotional time for both students and parents. ...How do parents survive back on shore when they send their child out to sea? Here is your survival guide! ''Out to Sea: A Parents' Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage'' will help you navigate the emotional and practical aspects of the freshman year. This easy-to-read, informative guidebook is swimming with helpful tips, organized checklists, and real-world advice from parents and experts alike. ''Out to Sea'' will keep your sanity afloat and ensure smoother sailing for you and your student as you embark on this grand voyage. Anchors aweigh! You'll learn all about: * Packing--with handy checklists * Staying connected * Mentorship parenting * Money matters * Orientation * Academic expectations * Roommate relations * Health and wellness * What to expect when the ship returns Much more!

A New Beginning

A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshmen

Author: Kaye Bernard McGarry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780966120103

Category: College freshmen

Page: 44

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Kaye McGarry has written just the book to help parents of college freshmen and prospective parents of college freshmen understand the college transition process. Her book "A New Beginning...A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshmen" gives parents help, advice and inspiration as they "let go" and cross that bridge towards a new beginning for their life as well as the lives of their students. This is a delightful book that will surely bring peace of mind to those parents, who after reading it, will begin to change from 'governing their kids' to 'talking with their young adults. They will understand the challenges and opportunities both they and their students will face in this process and learn how to show support to their students in helpful and meaningful ways.

Confessions of a College Freshman

Author: Zach Arrington

Publisher: Riveroak Pub

ISBN: 9781589196605

Category: Religion

Page: 253

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Just about the time you get high school completely figured out-your principal hands you a diploma and you have to move on!

The Freshman Fabulous

The Girl's Guide to College

Author: Jess Ekstrom

Publisher: Headbands of Hope

ISBN: 9781941536674

Category: Self-Help

Page: 154

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The Freshman Fabulous: The Girl's Guide to College is a humorous, helpful and honest interactive guide written by a recent grad, for the future grad. As a college student, Jess secured an internship all four years with companies like Disney World, Make-A-Wish and the TODAY Show. She gave campus tours every Tuesday and taught fitness classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. She played intramural coed flag football and got a stage three concussion. As a sophomore, she made it on CNN running the Krispy Kreme Challenge (eating a dozen donuts and then running 5 miles). Her junior year, she ended up starting my own company, Headbands of Hope, which gives headbands to children with cancer. By the time she graduated in May 2013, it was her full-time job and in over 100 stores in the US and Canada. Being fresh out of college, Jess decided to put all of her tips and tricks (and mistakes) into a guide to help others who are about to embark on their college journey. The Freshman Fabulous: The Girl's Guide to College isn't filled with statistics and studies about college. It's filled with real and honest stories and advice from Ekstrom as well as other anecdotes from female grads. Topics range from what to wear on your first day of class, what to do if you fail a test, how to land internships, studying abroad, what to eat (and what not to eat) at the dining halls, dating, what to do when you have roommate troubles, joining clubs, picking electives and important topics like safety on campus and alcohol. One of the most unique parts about this book is the interactive opportunity. Readers will be encouraged to map out their own college career and goals along the way by using helpful guides. This book isn't a "how to book" to live a college experience like Jess did. But rather, a compilation of lessons learned in college. Through this book, readers will be able to use her stories as a foundation to map out their own college journey.

How to Raise an Adult

Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627791787

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

From Mom to Me Again

How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life

Author: Melissa Shultz

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492618446

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Live your best life—even after your kids leave home When her children left for college, Melissa Shultz was certain that she had prepared them well for their new lives-but her own life was a different matter entirely. Her house was empty, her purpose unclear. If her life was no longer dominated by the day-to-day demands of being "Mom," then who exactly was she? And how would she ever move forward? From Mom to Me Again is the story of one woman's reinvention. Shultz's struggle with the empty nest and the transformation of her marriage, friendships, career, and ultimately herself, is part memoir and part self-help guide. Funny, poignant, and practical, this book tells Shultz's personal story and provides valuable advice for readers preparing to send their children off into the world. She shows women that while they'll always be mothers, it's time for them to take center stage in their own lives once again.

First Year Student to First Year Success

21 Things You Need to Know When Starting College

Author: Tom Krieglstein,Melissa Ruiz Msw,Sabina De Matteo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530979066

Category:

Page: 106

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This book is for incoming and first year college students who are ready to make the most of their college experience, beyond what you might hear at at orientation. This book is a combination of the super secret insider tips to college that either us authors learned themselves, or they kept hearing from their campus leadership programs. From classroom seating tips, to self-care techniques, to scoring the perfect campus job, this book is your insider's guide to college success that most likely won't be told to you at orientation. You'll notice that the size, layout, and interactive sections of the book are all designed to make this book be your ultimate college field-guide that you can squeeze into a backpack or coat pocket. Read straight through, or thumb to a topic that's most relevant to you. College can be one of the most exciting times in your life and with our field guide in hand, you're already well on your way to going from first-year student to first year success!

Untangled

Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

Author: Lisa Damour

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0553393065

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Lisa Damour, Ph.D., director of the internationally renowned Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter’s erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled explains what’s going on, prepares parents for what’s to come, and lets them know when it’s time to worry. BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD WINNER In this sane, highly engaging, and informed guide for parents of daughters, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct—and absolutely normal—developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including Parting with Childhood, Contending with Adult Authority, Entering the Romantic World, and Caring for Herself. Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions, including • My thirteen-year-old rolls her eyes when I try to talk to her, and only does it more when I get angry with her about it. How should I respond? • Do I tell my teen daughter that I’m checking her phone? • My daughter suffers from test anxiety. What can I do to help her? • Where’s the line between healthy eating and having an eating disorder? • My teenage daughter wants to know why I’m against pot when it’s legal in some states. What should I say? • My daughter’s friend is cutting herself. Do I call the girl’s mother to let her know? Perhaps most important, Untangled helps mothers and fathers understand, connect, and grow with their daughters. When parents know what makes their daughter tick, they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy, happy young woman. Praise for Untangled “Finally, there’s some good news for puzzled parents of adolescent girls, and psychologist Lisa Damour is the bearer of that happy news. [Untangled] is the most down-to-earth, readable parenting book I’ve come across in a long time.”—The Washington Post “Anna Freud wrote in 1958, ‘There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves.’ In the intervening decades, the transition doesn’t appear to have gotten any easier which makes Untangled such a welcome new resource.”—The Boston Globe “Damour offers a hopeful, helpful new way for parents to talk about—and with—teenage girls. . . . Parents will want this book on their shelves, next to established classics of the genre.”—Publishers Weekly “For years people have been asking me for the ‘girl equivalent of Raising Cain,’ and I haven't known exactly what to recommend. Now I do.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of Raising Cain “An essential guide to understanding and supporting girls throughout their development.”—Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees & Wannabes “A gem. From the moment I read the last page I’ve been recommending it to my clients (including those with sons!) and colleagues, and using it as a refreshing guide in my own work with teenagers and their parents.”—Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee

My Freshman Year

What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student

Author: Rebekah Nathan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143037477

Category: Education

Page: 186

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Feeling out of touch with her students, an anthropology professor describes how she enrolled as a freshman student at college in order to gain new insight into modern-day undergraduate culture. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.