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.