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Published:February 17th, 2012 16:42 EST
College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind.

College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind.

By Donna Cavanagh

This year, over three million students will graduate from high  school.  Approximately 70 percent will enroll in college.  And  at  least  a  few  million  parents  will  tear  their  hair  out.  Stuck in a confusing, competitive, and costly process with a moody teen, parents are left searching for support, solutions, and reassurance that their kid will get into college and their family will return to normal.  
       
College Bound and Gagged: How To Help Your Kid Get Into A Great College without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind  is the straight talking survival guide for anyone who needs to rein in their high school student or the crazy process. Whether it`s time to buckle down or calm down, author Nancy Berk, Ph.D., gives parents tips and insight to nurture student success, preserve family resources, and maximize relationships.
 
College Bound and Gagged tackles procrastination, confusing procedures, competitive parents, standardized test anxiety (especially parent anxiety), campus tour trauma, admissions office disasters, and all the other bumps on the road to higher education. With top tips from leading college experts, top five lists to keep you informed, helpful online and print resources, fun illustrations, and humor that will hit home, this book is the prescription for every family on the college journey.
 
   
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
   
Nancy  Berk,  Ph.D.,  is  a  clinical  psychologist,  award winning  humorist,  comic,  professor,  and  former admissions committee member, who was shocked to find herself as panicked as the rest when her older son began his college  search.  She quickly realized that parents needed strategy AND humor to keep smiling through the process.  A  frequent contributor  to  Chicken  Soup For  The  Soul,  she  blogs  for The Huffington Post, USA  Today  College,  and  MORE  Magazine.  Author of Secrets of a Bar Mitzvah Mom (2005), Nancy`s been spotlighted in The New York Times and interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, CNN, MSN, and national magazines.  
   
Nancy has appeared on television, stage, and radio, and hosts two podcasts: Whine At 9 and The College Mom Minute.  This  year  she  will  give  one  of  the  keynote  speeches  at  the  American  Marketing Association`s  Higher  Education  Symposium,  and  will  be  a  featured  speaker  at  The  Women`s  Summit 2012, as  well as the Erma Bombeck Writing Workshop. Nancy and her husband Ron are the proud and relieved parents of a college graduate and a college freshman.


COLLEGE BOUND AND GAGGED
By Nancy Berk,Ph.D.
ISBN:978*0615548838
Nancy Berk Media LLC