In Collegebound, author, parent, and Christian educator, Dr. Tom Shaw says "Relax." Helping your teen choose the right college can be one of the most rewarding and meaningful journeys you take together. Collegebound will walk you through the process step by step.
Here are your answers to questions, such as:
- What is my role as a parent in the college choice process?
- What spiritual support system will my child find away from home?
- How do I wade through the admissions and financial aid process?
Collegebound is your one-stop resource filled with the practical help and spiritual inspiration you need to guide your child into a meaningful and successful college experience.
Parents of teenagers in mid to late high school will appreciate this resource as they wade through myriad details concerning college applications, financial aid applications and admissions procedures. Tom Shaw, as a parent of collegebound teens, and as a seasoned educator and Christian college administrator, helps anxious or simply interested parents guide their teens to making the best choice for their college experience. Tom helps parents answer questions like: Is college the right choice for my teen? Would my teen thrive best in a secular or Christian environment? What are the differences between private, liberal arts and big state schools? How do I get involved without appearing controlling or overbearing?
Written from the perspective of a Christian parent, this book places particular emphasis on the parent's role as nurturer and shepherd of their children's spiritual future. This resource would also be excellent for youth leaders and mentors of high school students nearing graduation.
THOMAS SHAW (B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.S., Ed.D., University of Tennessee) has served in Christian higher education institutions for over twenty years. He spent several years as executive director of the Alumni Association at his alma mater, the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, where he is now vice president of Student Services. He is author of Collegebound: What Christian Parents Need to Know about Helping their Kids Choose a College, co-author of Amazing Faith: Stories of Christians in Defining Moments, and has also written for Choice magazine. Tom and his wife, Carolyn, have four children and reside in the Chicago area.
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