CHICAGO, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based author Hélène Tragos Stelian's new eBook—Moving to College: What to Do, What to Learn, and What to Pack— was released on Amazon May 1, 2016 in conjunction with National College Decision Day.
The transition from high school to college can be one of the greatest challenges for parents and teenagers; managing the countless to-do, how-to, and what-to-pack lists available online is nothing short of overwhelming.
That's where Moving to College comes in; it equips parents and students with everything they need to successfully transition from high school to college, all in one place.
Inside the cover, readers will find a bevy of practical resources, including a step-by-step list of what to do beginning the moment a student makes his or her decision on where to enroll. Stelian takes readers through critical to-dos, including how to secure additional financial aid and politely decline college acceptance offers. She even reminds parents of the little things, such as the importance of booking hotel rooms for parents' weekend in advance.
Next, Stelian offers insight into the life skills that will make the move to college easier on the teenage students, and less worrisome for the parents. For example, do the teens know how to properly handle a medical emergency, manage a credit card account, or back up a computer? Tackling these important life lessons before moving to college can save headaches and money down the road.
Finally, Stelian takes the guesswork out of packing for the big move. Moving to College includes the most comprehensive packing lists for every category—from must-haves to luxury items—as well as the best stores for buying dorm room essentials and packing tips galore. Did you know you could register for the big items and pick them up when you arrive to school?
"I've learned a lot of these tough lessons helping my twin daughters prepare for their move to college," says Stelian. "There's just so much you don't think about as parents. For example, unless their children sign HIPAA waivers, parents may not have access to their medical information, even in the event of an emergency."
Stelian continues, "My goal is to equip parents and students with the knowledge and resources they need so they are always one step ahead and can enjoy their time together before the big move."
Moving to College has been called a "time saver extraordinaire" by Practical College Moms and "one of the most comprehensive collections of advice and resources for students going off to college" by Road2College. The book features more than 500 links to resources, product reviews, and packing lists and is available on Amazon beginning May 1.
About Hélène Tragos Stelian
Hélène Tragos Stelian is mom to twin daughters who are leaving for college in the fall. She is the author of 3 books, including Moving to College: What to Do, What to Learn, What to Pack, a contributing writer to Huffington Post, and the founder of Next Act for Women, a blog dedicated to sharing stories of women's reinventions in midlife and beyond. Hélène is a featured author for Chicago Tribune's 2016 Printers Row Lit Fest, where she will be sharing her insights as a higher education panelist. She is also a professional transition coach, working with new empty nesters.
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