The College-Bound Chronicles 107: Countdown to the SAT & ACT

The College-Bound Chronicles 107: Countdown to the SAT & ACT

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

On this episode: Standardized Tests from Start to Finish

 

Advice on:

How to manage your anxiety levels

How to know IF your teen needs prep

How to help your teen find the right prep

How to motivate your teen to prep

How to manage the night before the SAT

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Panic Busters

Direct download: College_Bound_Chronicles_107.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 1:57pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 106: The College Admissions Essay

The College-Bound Chronicles 106: The College Admissions Essay

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

On this episode: Essay Tips and Tricks

 

Advice on:

Helping your teen brainstorm the essay

Knowing when to step in and step back

Taboo topics

The power of proofreading

Bringing in reinforcements

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Essay Tips

Direct download: College_Bound_Chronicles_106.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 1:53pm PST

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

On this episode: Admissions Office Strategy

 

Advice on:

How to interact with college admissions professionals

Why the parent shouldn’t pose as the applicant

The dangers of becoming an overly involved parent

The worst things to do on a college interview

The best things to do on a college interview

What to do down the road: From waiting to waiting list

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Admissions Office Myths

Direct download: College_Bound_Chronicles_105.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 1:50pm PST

Saving for College, Space Shuttle Sighting, Financial Advice: Chaos Chronicles 604

This week on the Show:

The Panini Generation Rollercoaster

The Space Shuttle comes to Pasadena

College Savings Plans and ScholarShare

30 Things you should know about Money before age 30

Random Acts of Poetry

Happy Birthday, Lisa from Connecticut!

Direct download: chaos_604.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 12:27pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 104: College Application Do's and Don'ts for Parents

A podcast series for parents starting on the College Admissions Process with their child.

Advice and Information from the parents' point of view. With  Dr, Nancy Berk, a psychologist, mother

and author or College Bound and Gagged, and Lian Dolan,  mother and host of the Chaos Chronicles .

On this episode: Application Do's and Dont's

Advice on:

Should you Fill in your Child's Application

Why Parents Shouldn't write the College Essay

What Parents Can Do

How to motivate your student to finish

College recommendation Strategies

The Common Application vs. Priority Applications


Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 12:18 AM
Direct download: college_bound_chronicels_104.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 5:50pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 103: How to Handle the Other Parents

A podcast series for parents starting on the College Admissions Process with their child. Advice and Information from the parents' point of view. With  Dr, Nancy Berk, a psychologist, mother and author or College Bound and Gagged, and Lian Dolan,  mother and host of the Chaos Chronicles . On this episode: How to Handle the Other Parents

Advice on:

How to Handle Overly Competitive Parents

Parent Prototypes: Who to avoid, Who to hold onto

How to find Truth Telling Parents

What to say if your child isn't applying to college

Standardized Answers to the Endless Questions


Direct download: College_Bound_Chronicles_103.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 5:18pm PST

A podcast series for parents starting on the College Admissions Process with their child. Advice and Information from the parents' point of view. With  Dr, Nancy Berk, a psychologist, mother and author or College Bound and Gagged, and Lian Dolan,  mother and host of the Chaos Chronicles . On this episode, The College Tour. Advice on:

How to Plan a College Tour with your Child

Advice for Parents on what not to say, do, wear or expect during the College Tour

The benefit of using College website  Video Tours

Dr. Nancy Berk's List fo Five about College Tours

Direct download: College_Bound_Chronicles_102_2.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 4:45pm PST

A podacst series for parents starting on the College Admissions Process with their child. Advice and Information from the parents' point of view. With  Dr, Nancy Berk, a psychologist, mother and author or College Bound and Gagged, and Lian Dolan,  mother and host of the Chaos Chronicles . On this episode, Getting Started on the Road to College Admissions with your child. Advice on:

How to make a College list

What colleges are really looking for in an applicant

How to hold it together emotionally when your child is driving you crazy

and Dr. Nancy Berk's List of Five: It's all about Attitude when you begin the journey to college

Direct download: College_Bound_Chronicles_101.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 4:29pm PST

Lian is back with a few thoughts on:

The Back to School Night Panic has set in. Let the grade checking begin.

Plus, in the news:

Is Motherhood REALLY the Hardest job?

What's Life on Mars like for a family in California

Does Sweet food make you sweeter? Do butter foods make you harsh? A new study says yes.

Plus, To Do List. You vote! Dorky or Not Dorky

Direct download: Chaos_603.mp3
Category:2012 -- posted at: 2:52pm PST

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