Featured Book: “A High School Parent’s Guide to College Success: 12 Essentials”


Ready to Transition Your Student to College? If you read the headlines and listen to the news, you will see why lots of parents of high school students are nervous, anxious, and a bit worried about their student’s future. The good news is that you can do something now. We draw on our combined experience of over 40 years of teaching and administration in both community colleges and universities to provide parents like you with the information and tools to get your student ready for the challenges and opportunities that college will offer.

Buy on Amazon


Praise for "A High School Parent's Guide to College Success: 12 Essentials"

Baldwin and Tietje do a phenomenal job of weaving together stories that highlight expectations, anxieties and various emotions associated with moving into adulthood….Straightforward yet stylistically engaging, a core message delivered by this little gem is that self-awareness, self-efficacy and a growth mindset are key ingredients to a successful journey—a message for anyone in college and beyond!

—Sande Johnson, senior educational consultant and parent

Amy Baldwin and Brian Tietje's book will be essential for parents and prospective college students everywhere. It focuses clearly and practically on all the really big issues young adults need to know about if they want to succeed in college, and the authors provide valuable tips and guiding questions, real-life student scenarios that so many parents will immediately recognize, and resources, like recommended readings, that will help their students when they need it most.

—Paul Smith, educational publisher and parent

As a college planner and former college instructor, I know how important it is for students to be ready for college--not just academically, but socially and personally as well. Two of my own children were academic all stars—National Merit Scholars and test-taking masters--but socially unprepared for college. It was no surprise that they dropped out. I wish I'd had this book back then!

—Donna Hill, My Class 101—Little Rock owner and parent