If the baby books had told you that one day you would have to talk to your teenager about sex, drugs, and the SAT, you would have used birth control! Teenagers today text instead of talk, twitter instead of chatter and blog instead of blab. So how do you communicate with them about two key life journeys: getting out of high school and getting in to college?
Sex, Drugs and the SAT: Getting out of High School and Getting in to College will be your road map for these daunting journeys. The authors offer practical solutions for how to address potential roadblocks or crises with your teenager before they happen. And while you’re handling the harrowing highways of high school, the authors will steer you and your teenager through the college application process. From how to prevent teenage drinking at parties to crafting a clever college essay, this book will give parents savvy solutions to surviving the teenage years.
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About the Author
Kathleen Glynn-Sparrow launched and sustained a referral-only college counseling business for 5 years before co-creating The College Coaches. Kathleen holds a B.A. from Duke University as well as a M.Ed. from Emory University. She has been in education for 18 years. Kathleen was Director of College Counseling and 11th Grade Academic Dean at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD. She continues to teach the highly in-demand course “The College Essay and Application.” Her experience as a high school English teacher enables her to help students transform their essays from a wisp of an idea to a finished piece. Kathleen has counseled students from Gonzaga, Stone Ridge, NCS, Whitman, Churchill, The Academy of the Holy Cross, Maret, Wootton, Sandy Spring, St. Andrew’s, St. Jane, St. John’s and Good Counsel. She has been a returning guest speaker at Churchill High School on “How to Market Your Internship to Colleges.” She has traveled extensively allowing her to advise students on colleges that she has personally visited. Kathleen furthered her knowledge of college counseling at the Harvard Admissions Institute. Prior to St. Andrew’s, Kathleen taught at The Ben Franklin Academy in Atlanta, GA. There she counseled students challenged with learning disabilities, substance abuse recovery and motivational issues. Currently, Kathleen is the Associate Director of College Counseling at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, MD, where she also served as Chair of the English Department. Kathleen lives in suburban Maryland with her husband and two children.
Ginger Walsh Cobb has been an educator for over twenty-seven years. She attended the Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts. Ginger holds a B.A. in English from Denison University and an M.A. in Private School Leadership from Columbia University. Currently, Ginger is finishing her twenty-first year at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland. She is the Head of Upper School, 10th Grade Academic Dean, and Co-Director of Service Learning. In her role as Head of Upper School, she educates students and their families on how to deal with drug and alcohol use, stress, harassment, abuse, Internet safety, eating disorders and depression. In her role as Academic Dean, she counsels students in selecting the right courses for their learning profile as well as helping them find a balance between academics, sports, activities, and friends. She teaches a service learning course where students engage in community service and learn more about themselves and the world. In her earlier years at St. Andrew’s, Ginger was the Dean of Students, Athletic Director for Boys and Girls as well as the Director of Summer Programs. She taught high school and middle school English and coached Varsity Soccer and Lacrosse. Ginger also has extensive experience in international education. She taught at the American School of Warsaw for 3 years and at the International Community School of Abidjan in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire for 2 years. Recently, Ginger traveled to Haiti with students and four other educators to begin a partnership with an impoverished school. Ginger currently resides in Bethesda, MD with her husband and two children.