College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College Without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind by Nancy Berk, PhD, is the perfect handbook for realistic parents who want to keep the whole college selection process in perspective. Yes, it’s an incredibly important time for your child, and it also marks an important passage in your own life as a parent, but the stress of this stuff? Humor is just the ticket.
Dr. Berk offers incredible insight into all aspects of the College Search with an experienced, naturally conversant and humorous voice. She offers tips and notes–from the kinds of discussions you’ll find yourself engaging in with other parents, to ways to get free expert college advice–and walks you through the entire process, soup-to-nuts.
Bottom line, if humor tends to be your lifeline in times of stress, this book will help you to keep your sanity in check, your tongue firmly in cheek, and your expectations realistic. Plus, it contains all the information you’ll need to have a firm grasp on what lies ahead.
All of that sets a parent up to truly support their college-bound child through the maze that is
The. College. Search.
Author Nancy Berk, Ph.D. can be found online at DrNancyBerk.com and on Twitter and Facebook. A 2010 winner of the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition, she spoke earlier this month at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop in Dayton, Ohio. Her writing has also been featured online and in print in various publications, including the Huffington Post, USA Today, and More Magazine.
I received complementary copy of College Bound and Gagged as part of the Prime Parents Club VIPP Perks program. I was not obliged to write about the book on my blog, nor did I receive compensation in exchange for a positive review. I’m sharing the book because if you are anticipating the College Search process, you need to read it! Please see my disclosure page for further information.