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Published:March 19th, 2012 16:00 EST
Judyth Piazza interviews Dr. Nancy Berk, Author of 'College Bound and Gagged'

Judyth Piazza interviews Dr. Nancy Berk, Author of 'College Bound and Gagged'

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)


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 nationonal 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 Marke?ng Associa?on`s Higher Educa?on Symposium, and will be a featured speaker at The Women`s Summit 2012, as well as the Erma Bombeck Wri?ng Workshop. Nancy and her husband Ron are the proud and relieved parents of a college graduate and a college freshman.

Is your parental anxiety climbing as your child gets closer to college? Are you sweating the SAT more than your kid? Do you fear a teen`s college selections might be based on a great cheese steak and hot campus tour guide? Every year millions of students 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 is the straight-talking survival guide for anyone who needs to rein in their high school student or the crazy process. If you need the inside scoop on how to get the job done, but don`t have time for 300 pages of dry facts, or you`re searching for a little comic relief when it seems like there`s nothing to laugh about, you`re in the right place. Whether it`s time to buckle down or calm down, this will give you the tips and insight you need to nurture student success, preserve family resources, and maximize relationships. College Bound and Gagged tackles procrastination, confusing procedures, competitive parents, standardized test anxiety (especially yours!), 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.

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