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The College-Bound Chronicles 120: SAT Shake Up

 

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:

Nancy and Lian discuss parental panic and the implications of the redesigned SAT.

Nancy reviews a list of tips from top college consultants.

The hosts reveal what they’ve been up to since episode 119.

 

Advice on:

 

How to proceed in the face of standardized test change.

 

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Things you can do instead of panicking about the SAT.

Direct download: CBC120.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 4:10pm EDT

 

The College-Bound Chronicles 119: College Prep for Senior Families

 

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 Satellite Sisters and The Chaos Chronicles

On this episode:

Nancy and Lian discuss a different kind of college prep for families of high school seniors. The EMOTIONAL prep:

stress reduction

staying grounded

remaining calm

keeping focus

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: College prep ideas you didn’t know you needed

Direct download: CBC_119.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 3:12pm EDT

The College-Bound Chronicles 118: Off To College or When will they leave and why am I crying? 

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:

Nancy and Lian discuss the emotional and conversational “to do” list for college-bound families.

The classic tu-of-war: they are driving you crazy before they leave but you'll cry hen you drop them off.

The Hard conversations: safety, sex, drugs, alcohol and mental health issues

How to prepare yourself for the next pahse of your life! 

Advice on:

 Making a successful transition

 Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Things you should discuss before you say “goodbye”

 

Direct download: CBC_118.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

The College-Bound Chronicles 117: High School Graduation
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. For more information on Dr. Nancy Berk, her podcast Whine @ 9 and her new show biz column at Parade.com, please visit: http://drnancyberk.com/

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles. for more information about Liz, ne new novel Elizabetht he First Wife and her book tour, please visit: http://www.liandolan.com/
On this episode:
Lian shares stories from her son’s high school graduation
Lian and Nancy discuss the power of the ceremony, high school and family
The hosts share their summer plans that have nothing to do with college
Advice on:
How to maximize the summer after graduation
Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Things to do the week after graduation

Direct download: CBC_117.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

The College-Bound Chronicles 116: Now What?

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:
Lian’s family update on the college decision
Lian and Nancy discuss non-traditional decisions 
Nancy shares tips for maintaining senior year academic momentum after acceptance
Advice on:
How to help your teen prepare for transition
How to keep your teen from checking out before graduation
How to prep for summer
Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Countdown to Graduation
Direct download: CBC_116.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

The College-Bound Chronicles 115: Decision Dilemmas

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: Getting closer to the decision

 

Advice on:

Reviewing college options

Gathering additional data

Contacting admissions offices

 

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Hidden Deal Breakers

Direct download: CBC_115_Final.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT

The College-Bound Chronicles 114: Making The College Choice

On this episode: Steps to Choosing the Best College

 

Advice on:

Analyzing college acceptances

Creating a family-based review process

Reviewing financial options

Examining the academic pros and cons

New resources for college-bound kids:

instaedu.com

manilla.com

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Critical Questions To Ask Before Deciding

Direct download: CBC_114.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

The College-Bound Chronicles 113: The Update Episode

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:

Lian’s family update on her son's admissions and next steps

Nancy shares her Hollywood Close-up in the new movie "Admission" with Tina fey and Paul Rudd

 

Advice on:

Keeping calm

Being helpful but not controlling

Hindsight revelations

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: “After Admission” Parental Check List

Direct download: CBC_113.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 5:03pm EDT

The College-Bound Chronicles 112: Junior Year Strategy

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: Strategic Plans for High School Juniors

 

Advice on:

How to jump start the college admissions process

Financial prep

Standardized test prep

Engaging school support

College exploration

Paper organization

Interpersonal investigation

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: The Junior “To Do” List

Direct download: CBC_112.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

The College-Bound Chronicles 111: The Waiting Game

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: Coping with upcoming acceptance

 

Advice on:

Keeping academics on track

Preparing for the best

Preparing for the worst

How to reduce waiting-related anxiety

Why some parents need to lie

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

Direct download: CBC_111.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 11:20am EDT