“Prepare your child for the road, not the road for your child”

–  Unknown

Resources

Welcome to e.Merging Educational Consulting Resources page.

Over my years of educational experience, I have hand-picked a number of resources that I believe will motivate you to engage in making the best possible educational and parenting decisions for you and your family. This page has been curated to provide inspiration and information for parents who are committed to launching successful students into college and beyond.

The Early Years

Birth Through Second Grade

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

The Gardener and the Carpenter by Alison Gopnik

The Philosophical Baby by Alison Gopnik

Unequal Childhoods by Annette Lareau

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury

How to Hug a Porcupine by Julie A. Ross

Your Two-Year-Old by Louise Bates Ames & Frances L. Ilg

Becoming Attached by Robert Karen

Entitlement Antidote by Laura Barr 

Gifted Education

The Middle Years

Third grade-8th Grade

How to Raise an Adult  by Julie Lythcott-Haims

iGen by Jean M. Twenge

All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior

Entitlement Antidote by Laura Barr

Free Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy

Supernormal by Meg Jay

NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Queenbees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman

The Launch Years

8th grade-12th grade

The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff

The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey

Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne

The Price of Privilege by Madeline Levine


Service Year Alliance  Join the revolution in committing a year of service after college 


Guide to “Take control of your phone”-Center for Humane Technology’s 

College Information & Search:

Colleges that Change Lives by Loren Pope

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020 by Edward Fiske

National Center for Education Statistics The Primary Federal Entity For Collecting and Analyzing Data Related to Education.

Big Future – Comprehensive College Search

College Confidential – College Search and Worlds Largest College Forum

College Data  Search Colleges and Assess Your Chances of Being Accepted

College Results – Provides College & Post-College Information

Colleges of Distinction – Search for Colleges that have Distinct Characteristics 

Colorado Department for Higher Education – Information for Colorado Colleges

ECampus Tours – Virtual College Tours

My College Options – Search Colleges by Major

Niche – College Reviews from Students

Scholarship Information

FAFSA4caster – Gives You a Free Estimate of Eligibility for Student Loans

FSA ID – Create Your FAFSA ID to Apply 

FAFSA – Submit Your Application for Federal Student Aid

FinAid! – Explains Scholarship Programs and Information

Cappex – College and Scholarship Search

Fast Web – Find Scholarships and Financial Aid

Merit Aid – Find Marit Based Scholarships

College Parenting Books and Books for Students

The Naked Roommate (For Parents) by Harlan Cohen

The Naked Roommate (For Students) by Harlan Cohen

Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money by Helen E. Johnson

How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haimes

Letting Go by Karen L. Coburn

From Me to Mom Again by Melissa Schultz

The UniversityParent Guide to Supporting Your Student’s Freshman Year by Sarah Schupp

Parents of College Students Survival Stories by Wendy David-Gaines

Debt-Free U by Zac Bissonnette

Parenting Books and Articles

The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff 

The Failure to Launch Epidemic  by Hara Estroff Marano

College Match by Steven R. Antonoff

Test Prep

The College Board – College Preparation

Mind Fish – ACT and SAT Preparation 

Number2 – Free ACT and SAT Preparation 

Act Student – Register for the ACT

College Readiness – Register for SAT

Mental Health Resources:

Facing Anxiety

The Worry Cure by Robert Leahy

Freeing Your Child From Anxiety by Tamar Chansky

The Beck Institute

Anxiety Files by Robert Leahy

CPT coach smartphone app by the US Department of Veterans Affairs

Anxiety Coach smartphone app by Mayo Clinic

 ADAA-approved apps

How does it work.

Services are catered to each client after a rigorous intake process where I listen to individual needs and create a Professional Services Agreement using a retainer style method of payment.

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