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Almost Grown : Launching Your Child from High School to College - Patricia Pasick

Almost Grown

Launching Your Child from High School to College

Paperback Published: 1st March 1998
ISBN: 9780393317107
Number Of Pages: 272

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Almost Grown is a guide for parents to the final years of high school and first years of college, offering intelligent counsel not only in practical issues such as developing a college search plan or handling questions of money, sex, and substance abuse, but also in the psychological issues that arise during this family transition. Writing as both psychologist and parent, Patricia Pasick tackles the key question of how mothers and fathers can foster adolescents' growth and autonomy while maintaining family connections and stability. She also explores the unexpected: the impact of the changing family on younger siblings, the benefits and frustrations of college students' returning home, the challenges and opportunities that nontraditional families face, and more.Pasick delves into another critical yet underplayed aspect of the college transition: how parents' lives change. Almost Grown guides readers through this major step in adult development and new start to adult partnerships.Almost Grown contains 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.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Adolescents From High School to Collegep. 3
Surviving the College Searchp. 38
Finding a College Search Process that Worksp. 65
Parents' Experience of the Transition Yearsp. 86
Parenting the Late Adolescentp. 116
The Launchp. 142
The Freshman-year Experiencep. 168
New Space for New Growthp. 199
Notesp. 229
Additional Resourcesp. 235
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780393317107
ISBN-10: 0393317102
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st March 1998
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 2