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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.

“The title says it all.... Chock full of practical tools, resources and the wisdom that comes with years of experience, The Stressed Years of their Lives is destined to become a well-thumbed handbook to help families cope with this modern age of anxiety.” (Brigid Schulte, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of Overwhelmed and director of the Better Life Lab at New America) 

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. Janet 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 B. Janet Hibbs and Anthony Rostain (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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loved it

Really great read if you have kids going to college or if they are already in college. Very informative and gives you ideas on how to handle situations. Excellent if your kids are anxious or have any metal disorders.

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Great for college administrators too!

Thanks for this great resource for parents, students, and the university employees with whom they work!

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Super helpful book

Super helpful book on what our college students and their families are facing today in relation to good mental health and success in their undergraduate college experiences. Includes lots of useful tips, examples of case studies for what families and students have experience, and information on how families can work with higher education practitioners

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Every college bound parents MUST read!

As a parent of a college bound student this fall. This book ‘s wealth of information empowers & help me reduce my fears. Please read/listen to this book. Forewarned is forearm!!