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The Happiest Kid on Campus: A Parent's Guide to the Very Best College Experience (For You and Your Child)

By Harlan Cohen

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"If your child is beginning life in college, there's a surprise around every corner...

"But that doesn't mean you can't be prepared! The Happiest Kid on Campus is a witty and wise guide to everything you need to know about the college experience. Harlan Cohen, America's most trusted college life expert, delivers the best advice, facts, stats, tips, and stories from parents, students, and experts across the country to ensure that you and your child will have an incredible and meaningful college experience.

The Summer Before
• What, when, and how to prepare
• The emotional roller coaster

Paying the Bills
• Financial aid tricks and tips
• Budgets, books, and the best campus jobs

Calling, Texting, and Facebooking
• New ways to keep in touch
• How much is too much

The First Few Months
• Move-in, roommates, and homesickness
• What not to do when you're missing them

To A or Not to B
• Professors, grades, and actually going to class
• When to step in (and when not to)

Keeping Them Safe
• Drinking, partying, and other things your kid might not be doing
• Knowing your campus support resources

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Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years

By Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger

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"For more than a decade Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children's college years-from the senior year in high school through college graduation. Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, this indispensable book has been updated and revised, offering even more compassionate, practical, and up-to-the-minute information.

"When should parents encourage independence? When should they intervene? What issues of identity and intimacy await students? What are normal feelings of disorientation and loneliness for students-and for parents? What is different about today's college environment? What new concerns about safety, health and wellness, and stress will affect incoming classes?"

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In Addition To Tuition: The Parent's Survival Guide To Freshman Year of College

By Marian Edelman Borden, Mary Anne Burlinson, Elsie R. Kearns

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"...provides parents with a personal guide to residential college life today, taking them from the acceptance letter through the trails and tribulations of freshman year."

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Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years

By Helen E. Johnson, Christine Schelhas-Miller

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Does your daughter call home in tears over the latest 'crisis,' leaving you feeling helpless and concerned? Is your son confused about his major?

"When children leave for college many parents feel uncertain about their shifting role. By emphasizing the importance of being a mentor, Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money shows that parents may have lost control over their college student, but they haven't lost influence. Brimming with humorous case examples and realistic dialogues, this comprehensive guide covers the fundamental college issues, including:
Preparing for College: what to bring, how to stay in touch, and how to handle money * Adjusting Socially: roommates, stress, time management, and Greek life * The Search for Identity: intimate relationships, choosing a major, and lifestyle and value decisions * Handling Crises: depression, drug and alcohol abuse, dropping out, and eating disorders * Postgraduate Choices: job hunting, internships, and graduate schools"

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Beating the College Blues

By Paul A. Grayson, Philip W. Meilman

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Because not all of the challenges of college life are academic, Beating the College Blues helps readers identify, explore, and cope with pitfalls of college life. Completely updated and expanded throughout, topics covered include study habits; changing family relationships; sex, date rape, and sexual harassment; dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress; pressures to use alcohol and drugs; and eating disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia.

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Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents by Zac Bissonnette

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If there was one thing that people across the country could agree on right now, it would be the ridiculously high cost of today’s college education. Most parents assume that student loans are a fact of life, and most students assume that student loan debt is a necessary and even positive thing. If you want to get a good job, it’s commonly thought that going to a good college (chosen in part by U.S. News and World Report rankings) and getting a good name on your diploma simply costs money and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Enter Zac Bissonnette. Twenty-one, college student, and an art history major. So what knowledge does he have that the rest of us--and many other experts--do not? Well, as the subtitle of Debt-Free U suggests, Zac paid for his college education, “without loans, scholarships, or mooching off [his] parents.” And you can, too. Because, as it turns out, Zac might know what he’s talking about. He is a writer and editor with AOL Money & Finance, has written for the Boston Globe, appeared on CNN, and has the financial savvy and banking portfolio of someone several times his age.


By Serena Robar

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As Protector of the half-blood vampires, Colby is called into action when her sisters in the newly established Psi Phi sorority house start experiencing ugly, unexpected attacks, either from a member of the Vampire Tribunal, or from a spy.

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