Paranoid Parents Guide author Christie Barnes turns her 'facts versus fears' research to help parents and teens find the 'best college' without turning to bribery, without hiring a team of educational consultants, and--with all seriousness--without driving your teen to depression or worse from the anxiety and pressure. Barnes has been featured in the New York Times, ABC national news, crashed the NPR website, and on TV across the country and abroad. This long-needed book exposes the insanity to achieve better results for teens from any economic level. Release date: early Spring 2020
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Lots of little worries are as debilitating than a big worry or danger. Too many tiny worries can send one into the fight or flight caveman mode. If a parent is worried about a million things needed for their teen to get into the 'best college', they will be using their caveman mind. Getting the right college starts to look like a necessity for survival. That life and death depends on it.
Parents register stress about the best college as if their teen will end up sleeping on the street if the teen doesn't get into the 'best' college they can imagine...If your teen works minimum wage, fast food, for as many hours as a finance grad---in Denver---120 hours a week---which is what Ivy grads work in finance---then they would make $4000 a year less, doing minimum wage.
Obviously the Ivy grad finance guy can make more in NYC, MUCH more but the taxes are higher, cost of living higher, MUCH higher. For an indepth comparison, watch for Paranoid Parents Guide: College Edition out in Spring
Parenting the Guardian Class by Jonathan I. Cloud
Parenting the Guardian Class by Jonathan I. Cloud is our choice for a challenging read, challenging in that it can be painful reading for the helicopter parent. Cloud challenges our infanilization of our teens, where parents and society exert almost more control over teens than we did when they were toddlers. Do they still need our protection and control? Or are we driving them to oppose us and revolt?
Teen trouble and trauma is to some extent normal, from MRI brain scans showing radically changed and changing brain functions, to hormones, to society's pressures.
Experts are there to help you. Educational challenges and behavioral issues: educational consultant. Emotional challenges: teen therapist, psychiatrist. Doctor to rule out learning disabilities and personality disorders. The police if you feel you or your teen is in danger. A lawyer if the criminal system is involved.
Your friends from mother and baby group or soccer mom and dad friends will not tell you if something is going wrong with their teens because they may be having a hard time admitting to themselves let alone you that their teen is in difficulty.
Do not be in denial. Seek help. Teen problems can escalate quickly. The teen is caught driving another teen who has pot or alcohol can be given a criminal record that will last a lifetime. The challenges of harder course work at high school can cause the straight A student to become seriously depressed. Social media exposes a teen to public attention or ridicule.
Seek help if there is cause for concern.
But whether it is normal teen behavior or has veered to non-functioning, seek help. Email me, Christie Barnes, author of The Paranoid Parents Guide and speaker on real child dangers versus perceived dangers, at firstname.lastname@example.org