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9781250113139 (hardcover) $27.00
The stressed years of their lives : helping your kid survive and thrive during their college years
2019 by St. Martin's Press, New York :
xiii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Fault lines in the world of today's youth -- Before you go: social-emotional PREP -- Welcome to campus: overcoming mindset barriers to success -- What to expect when Johnny's got issues -- How to plan-and how to follow through -- Risky business: the adolescent brain -- Anxiety and depression -- Crisis care -- Adjusting to the boomerang kid -- From recovery to relaunch -- Recasting the safety net.
"From two leading child and adolescent mental health experts comes a guide for the parents of every college and college-bound student who want to know what's normal mental health and behavior, what's not, and how to intervene before it's too late. All parenting is in preparation for letting go. However, the paradox of parenting is that the more we learn about late adolescent development and risk, the more frightened we become for our children, and the more we want to stay involved in their lives. This becomes particularly necessary, and also particularly challenging, in mid- to late adolescence, the years just before and after students head off to college. These years coincide with the emergence of many mood disorders and other mental health issues. When family psychologist Dr. B. Hibbs's own son came home from college mired in a dangerous depressive spiral, she turned to Dr. Anthony Rostain. Dr. Rostain has a secret superpower: he understands the arcane rules governing privacy and parental involvement in students' mental health care on college campuses, the same rules that sometimes hold parents back from getting good care for their kids. Now, these two doctors have combined their expertise to corral the crucial emotional skills and lessons that every parent and student can learn for a successful launch from home to college"--