Psych Central has a review of a book that covers a topic that has been in the news, and on the minds of parents, quite a lot recently.
In their new book, The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years, Hibbs and Rostain offer a comprehensive guide for parents and children to cope with the challenges that the college years bring, and in the best circumstances, find strength in them.
The review, by Claire Nana, talks about how the book deals with many of the things we are seeing out here in the real world, kids who have not learned how to deal with setbacks, the unrelenting pressure to live the perfect life, and deal with the changes that come from just being an adolescent. When you really step back and look at it, there’s not much wonder at why we are seeing high levels of anxiety and depression. But, there’s also hope, and help available. Hopefully this book can be part of helping people navigate the current world we live in.
If you are in college, or have a kid in High School or college, you may find some of what the authors have to say helpful. If you do decide to pick it up, come back and let us know what you thought of it!