The book “Parents in Highschooland: Helping Students Succeed in the Critical Years” is Karyn Rashoff’s caring and supportive account of thirty-three years of dedicated work as a high school guidance counselor.
In her career, during which she documented nearly 20,000 counseling interactions with students, parents, teachers and administrators, she identifies, analyzes and resolves the complex and usually conflict-filled interactions between students and their parents in a selection of some 50 stories taken lovingly from “real life.”
At the age of twenty-three, Rashoff became a middle and high school counselor in a rural town in Northern California. In the years since, she has worked with students and families in large cities and in smaller, suburban high schools, discovering that all parents—regardless of income, ethnicity, race or social status—want the very best for their children’s education and lives.
Concrete anecdotes and examples of positive things parents can do (and have found successful) in their homes and in their direct contact with school officials, teachers, coaches—and, of course, their children—are supplemented throughout the book by tips, interviews and true stories told by both students and parents.
This book can be used as quick reference to sources for ideas and approaches that may be put into effect immediately.
“Parents in Highschooland: Helping Students Succeed in the Critical Years” is available as a paperback as well as an ebook, in bookstores, major book retailers and online booksellers.