Parent Resources

For general information about college admissions, consult the following:

Questions and Admissions (Jean H. Fetter, Stanford University Press)
The Game of Life: College Sports and Educational Values (Bowen and Schulman, Princeton University Press)
The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College (Jacques Steinberg, Viking Press)
The College Admissions Mystique (Bill Mayher)
Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That is Best For You (Jay Mathews, Prima Lifestyles)
Colleges That Change Lives (Penguin Books)
100 Colleges Where the Average Student Can Excel (Arco Pub)
The Young Woman's Guide to the Top Colleges: What You Need to Know to Make the Best Choice (Robert Mitchell, John Wiley & Sons)
Colleges of Distinction (Student Horizons)
Colleges that Encourage Character Development (Templeton Fundation Press)
College Rankings Exposed: The Art of Getting a Quality Education in the 21st Century (Paul Boyer)

For interesting reading about adolescents, try:

With Love and Prayers: A Headmaster Speaks to the Next Generation (F. Washington Jarvis and Peter J. Gomes, Godine)
Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age (Daniel J. Kindlon, Miramax)
The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy(Edward M. Hallowell, Ballantine Books)
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk (Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish, and Kimberly A. Coe; Avon Books)
Millenials Rising: The Next Generation (Neil Howe and William Strauss, Vintage Books)
The Rise and Fall of the American Teenager (Bard Books)
Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic(Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Harper Perennial)


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