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Out to Sea: A Parents' Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage (Paperback)
Updated in 2023.
GOLD AWARD WINNER at the Midwest Book Awards in Family & Parenting
All aboard, parents
It's time to see your child off on the voyage of a lifetime: the first year of college. The college transition is filled with mixed emotions and is a time of tremendous change for both students and parents. As move-in day approaches, important questions lurk beneath the surface:
What can I do now to help equip my student for success?
What skills and tools should I teach my child to help them prepare to launch?
How will I survive back on shore when I send my student out to sea?
Here is your survival guide Out to Sea: A Parents' Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage will help you navigate the emotional and practical aspects of the freshman year. This easy-to-read, informative guidebook is swimming with helpful tips, organized checklists, and real-world advice from parents and experts alike.
Out to Sea will keep your sanity afloat and ensure smoother sailing for you and your student as you embark on this grand voyage. Anchors aweigh
You'll learn all about:
- What to pack-with handy checklists
- Staying connected
- Communicating and healthy boundaries
- Mentorship parenting
- Money matters
- Academic expectations
- Alcohol and substance use
- Mental and physical health
- Roommate relations
- Campus crime and safety
- What to expect when your student comes home
- And so much more