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Happiest Kid on Campus A Parent's Guide to the Very Best College Experience

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ISBN-10: 1402239424

ISBN-13: 9781402239427

Edition: 2010

Authors: Harlan Cohen

List price: $14.99
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The College Parent Prerequisites
The New College Parent
College: So What's Really Changed?
They Don't Mention This in the Brochures
More Information Than Any Parent Should Ever Want or Need...
Helping Them Find Their Place (Before They Leave Yours) 121
Your College Experience (and Theirs)
The Summer Before: The Emotional Roller Coaster (Before the First Fall)
Summer/Fall Orientation: Parents, Pack Your Toiletries and Get Oriented
Shopping, Packing, and Shipping: A Moving Experience
Community College: Helping Them Connect with the Community
Move-In Day: How to Embarrass Them Just Enough
Calling, Texting, and Chatting: Get the News When It Breaks!
Facebook: The Rules and Regulations for Parents
Residential Living: The Staff, the Rules, and the Amenities
Roommates: Minimizing the Drama
The First Few Months: Being There as They Find Their Place (or Feel Out of Place)
Homesickness: The Cure Isn't at Home
Visiting: Seeing Them, Hearing Them, and Smelling Them
Student Involvement: Exploring the College Buffet of Opportunity
Greek Life: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Academic Excellence: Passing Classes, Pleading with Professors, and Accessing Academic Advisers (But Not in that Order)
Major Decisions: Picking Their Major for Them (Well, Not Really)
Money, Money, Money: Financial Aid, Part-Time Jobs, and Selling Bodily Fluids
A Parent's Guide to College Dating: From Hooking Up to Breaking Up (and Everything in Betweeen)
The Sex Talk: This Could Get a Little Awkward
The Gay Talk: When the Truth Comes Out
Drugs and Alcohol: Sober, Wasted, or Addicted
Keepin' 'Em Safe: You Might Be a Little Worried (or A Lot Worried)
Keepin' 'Em Healthy: From Counseling to Cough Syrup
The Student Body Image: Gaining It, Losing It, and Being Treated for It
Transferring: Coming or Going for All the Right Reasons (or Wrong Reasons)