Out to Sea: A Parents’ Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage

I recently had the opportunity to read Out to Sea: A Parents’ Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage by Kelly Radi.  As a parent and higher education professional, I jumped into this book, looking through two different lenses.  What I found was a humorous, relatable, and informative depiction of what parents of fledgling college students experience.  Radi takes the reader through the gamut of emotions involved in sending your child away to college for the first time.  My daughter is only in middle school, but I felt like I was right there with her…tears and all!

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Beyond that, however, Radi has written an excellent guidebook to all things practical.  She touches on everything from what to pack, to living with roommates, to navigating campus.  Having worked in higher education for 17 years, I can affirm that the topics discussed are highly relevant and accurately depicted.  Radi lets the reader in on exactly what to expect when your child goes to college.

Higher education is a constantly changing landscape.  Whether you are parent who has already sent a student off to school or not, this is fantastic resource for navigating your student’s freshman voyage!


Disclaimer: Kid to College was provided with a review copy of this book.  All opinions shared are our own.

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Lori Smith and Scott Smith are higher education professionals with a combined 30 years experience working with college students. We also happen to be married to one another and are raising our own potential future college student.

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