A dynamic educator teaches parents how to set the stage for academic success. Sharon Chandler knows the many challenges that parents face today. With no college education herself, she instilled the old-fashioned values of respect, hard work, and academic focus in her two children-both of whom went on to attend prestigious graduate schools. Chandler now teaches hundreds of parents every year to prepare their children for college through her non-profit Yes2Kollege Education Resources, Inc. This book reveals the practical, proven methods behind Chandler's belief that any hard-working student can attend college-regardless of family background or income. Say Yes to College shows parents how to: - Lay a foundation of excellence through love of learning and respect for authority - Combat peer pressure and pop culture images - Work with teachers, guidance counselors and others - Mind a child's emotional health and academic development - Pick the right college - Tackle the SATs and college admissions process - Find support along the way Say Yes to College presents a winning combination of traditional "tough love" and hard-won knowledge that will help parents empower their children for a lifetime of success.