Parent Resources

Check out these resources:

Financial Aid Parent Night
Naviance Parent Night
Naviance - What's in it for me?
9th Grade Back to School Night

Life After High School

2016 Montana Parent Summer Activity Guide- Click Here

Book Recommendations:  Parents of Teens

Under Pressure: Rescuing Our Children from the Culture of Hyper-Parenting, C. Honore, Harper Collins Publishers, 2008.

The Good Teen: Rescuing Adolescence from the Myths of the Storm and Stress Years, R. Lerner, The Stonesong Press, LLC, 2007.

Born digital: Understanding the first generation of digital natives, J. Palfrey, Basic Books, 2010.

Staying Connected to your Teenager by Michael Riera, Ph.D.

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Dr. Daniel Siegel

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers by Michael Riera, Ph.D.

Real Boys: Rescuing our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood

by William Pollack, Ph.D.

Book Recommendations: The College Search Process

College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You.

College Rankings Exposed: The Art of Getting a Quality Education in the 21st Century

I’m Going to College – Not  You: Surviving the College Search with Your Child

The Fiske Guide to Colleges. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, 2013.

Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College by Andrew Ferguson

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admission Process of a Premier College by Jacques Steinberg

Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You by Jay Mathews

Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You by Loren Pope

Colleges That Change Lives. by Loren Pope

The Pressured Child: Help Your Child Find Success in School and Life by Theresa Barker and Michael Thompson

The Price of Admission: How America’s Ruling Class Buys its Way into Elite Colleges and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates by Daniel Goldman

The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids by Alexandria Robbins

*40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents   Developmental assets are the positive values, relationships, skills and experiences that help children and teens thrive. 
What if the secret to success is failure    New York Times article by Paul Tough on resiliency, character, and grit!

Time out or Burn out for the Next Generation

By William Fitzsimmons-Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid - Harvard



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