This guide for parents to the final years of high school and the first years of college discusses not only practical issues such as developing a college search plan or handling questions of money, sex, and substance abuse, but also psychological issues that arise during this family transition. Writing as both psychologist and parent, Pasick tackles the key question of how parents can foster adolescents' growth and autonomy while maintaining family connections and stability. She also explores the unexpected: the impact of the changing family on siblings, the benefits and frustration of college students' returning home, the challenges that nontraditional families face, and more. Readers will find here advice from high-school and college admissions counselors across the country and, at the heart of the book, stories of personal experience from parents and adolescents who are making, or have made, the transition.
  • ISBN13: 9780393317107
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pubilcation Year: 1998
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00244
Publication DateMarch 1, 1998
Primary CategoryFamily & Relationships/Life Stages - Adolescence

Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College

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