The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020, 7pm Eastern. Online only via Zoom. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/121396968601/

Authors Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick (MA) and Jenn Bowie Curtis (MSW) visit Gibson's Bookstore virtually to present The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World, a guide for navigating the best ways to support your teen as they grow into an adult.

Bragging rights and bumper stickers are some of the social forces fueling today’s parenting behavior—and, as a result, even well-intentioned parents are behaving badly. Many parents don’t know how best to support their teens, especially when everyone around them seems to be frantically tutoring, managing, and helicoptering. The Parent Compass provides guidance on what parents’ roles should be in supporting their teens’ mental health as they traverse the maze of the adolescent years. For anyone daunted by the unique challenge of parenting well in this pressure-laden and uncertain era, The Parent Compass offers:

  • Advice on fostering grit and resilience in your teen 
  • Strategies to help your teen approach life with purpose
  • Guidance on how to preserve your relationship with your teen while navigating a competitive academic environment
  • Clear explanations of your appropriate role in the college admission process
  • Effective ways to approach technology use in your home, and much more!

Using The Parent Compass to navigate the adolescent years will help you parent with confidence and intention, allowing you to forge a trusting, positive relationship with your teen. 

About the Authors


Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick, MA, is a graduate of Stanford University and has been working in education for the past 25+ years as a former Assistant Director of College Admission, high school teacher, educational consultant, and author of five other education-related books. She speaks professionally to parents, students, teachers, and businesses on topics such as study skills, the adolescent journey, college admission, and now the parent compass movement.

Jenn Curtis, MSW, earned a BA from UCLA and MSW from USC and is an educational consultant and professional speaker. As owner of FutureWise Consulting, she has worked with hundreds of students on every aspect of the college admission process. She is particularly passionate about empowering teens to approach life with intention and educating parents about using their parent compass. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781641702881
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Familius - September 15th, 2020

Bragging rights and bumper stickers are some of the social forces fueling today’s parenting behavior—and, as a result, even well-intentioned parents are behaving badly. Many parents don’t know how best to support their teens, especially when everyone around them seems to be frantically tutoring, managing, and helicoptering.


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