Less Stress, More Success

A New Approach to Guiding Your Teen Through College Admissions and Beyond

By Marilee Jones; Kenneth R. Ginsburg
(American Academy Of Pediatrics, Paperback, 9781581102307, 250pp.)

Publication Date: September 2006

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Is your teenager stressing over college admittance? Are you? Co-written by a top college admissions dean and a leading pediatrician, this first-of-its-kind book delivers strategies for surviving the admissions process while strengthening parent-child relationships, managing the stress of applying to college, and building resilience to meet challenges today and in the future. Less Stress, More Success is just what parents and teens need to thrive during this important rite of passage into adulthood.

For parents…
•  How to encourage true high achievement, rather than perfectionism
•  Important dos and don’ts about the admissions process and how you can most effectively help your child
•  Why and when some forms of  “helping” undermine both self-confidence and chances of admission
•  How to turn deadlines into opportunities to learn time-management and organization skills
•  How you can encourage positive strategies for handling stress and building resilience

For teens…
•  How to evaluate campus culture to find the right fit for you
•  Ways to manage your parents and your friends
•  Tips for the college interview
•  Letting your true, authentic self come through in your paperwork
•  How your body handles stress…and what you can do to feel better and stay healthy
•  Includes a Personalized Stress Management Plan to customize for yourself

About the Author

Marilee Jones has more than 25 years' experience in college admissions. She is a frequent speaker on the pressures facing today’s teens. She lives in the Boston area. Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and practices adolescent medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is the author of A Parent's Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Child Roots and Wings and But, I’m Almost 13: An Action Plan for Raising a Responsible Adolescent. He is the father of two children and lives in Philadelphia. Martha M. Jablow has written extensively on parenting as the author of several books and articles.

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