Tackling College Admissions provides parents with timely strategies and management skills to successfully steer their teen into the college that is best suited for them. With unique insights and tactics for organizing, motivating, and negotiating with their teen, the book also provides parents with important "survival" strategies to cope with this stressful time in the parent-teen relationship.
Cheryl Paradis, Psy.D. has over twenty years of experience as a clinical psychologist working with a variety of populations, including teens and their families. She has counseled teens and their parents for psychological and academic problems, family and school issues. Dr. Paradis also specializes in treating anxiety disorders and spent fifteen years on-staff at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn's Anxiety Disorder Clinic. Her extensive research and clinical work has also included African American and Caribbean American populations. Dr. Paradis is currently an associate professor of psychology at Marymount Manhattan College and teaches courses in child development and abnormal psychology. She recently completed the second of two successful college application processes with her children. Faren R. Siminoff, J.D., Ph.D., is an attorney and historian. Currently she serves as associate professor of American history at Nassau Community College, where she regularly counsels and assists students and their parents about college transfer options and the college admissions process. In addition, many of her students are first-generation college attendees, children of immigrants as well as students with learning disabilities. Most importantly, she is the mother of a teen who is attending the college of his choice.
Part 1 Part I: Training for the Race Chapter 2 Dispelling the Three Big College Myths Chapter 3 The Parent Trap Chapter 4 Know the Common Challenges: Assess Your Teen Part 5 Part II: Running the Race Chapter 6 The Dreaded Countdown: College Tasks from Freshman through Senior Year Chapter 7 Let the Tests Begin: Those Standardized Tests and Beyond Chapter 8 Drawing Up the College List: So Many Schools, So Little Time Chapter 9 Taking It on the Road Chapter 10 Packaging for Success: The College Application and the "Extras" Chapter 11 Personal Considerations: Issues We All Think About but Don't Discuss Chapter 12 Crossing the Finish Line: Making the Decision Chapter 13 Looking Back, Looking Forward