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Less Stress, More Success

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

By Marilee Jones, Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS, Ed, FAAP and Martha M. Jablow

The college admissions process is an ideal time to help teens learn to manage stress...before they show up in your office with complaints of anxiety, depression, or the results of risky behavior. Is your teen stressing over college admittance? Are you? Cowritten by a former 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 your teenager's 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 admissions essay, How your body handles stress...and what you can do to feel better and stay healthy. Includes a Personalized Stress Management Plan!

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