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by Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick


The Parent Compass

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 offers: 

  • Advice on fostering grit and resilience and 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 expectations of your appropriate role in the college admission process

  • Effective ways to approach technology use in your home, and much more!


Writing Successful College Applications

Today’s college admission applications involve writing more than just one essay. The various required paragraphs and statements demand skill and finesse.


Writing Successful College Applications offers vital tips and step-by-step expert advice to help students create outstanding essays to succeed in all aspects of their college applications.

The Everything College Checklist Book 

The Everything College Checklist Book is here to help. These valuable checklists help you keep track of applications, references, transcripts, and financial aid.


There are lists of questions to ask potential roommates, what to pack for dorm life, and ideas for the supplies needed for stress-free studying. It’s the ultimate guide for making a smooth transition into college life.


Straight-A Study Skills

Straight-A Study Skills proves that you don’t have to spend countless hours studying to get good grades. Using Cindy’s experience as an educational consultant and teacher and her son Justin’s experience as a straight-A student, co-authors Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick and Justin Ross Muchnick have created an easy-to-use approach to learning important study skills and achieving academic success. Through more than 200 entry-based strategies, you will learn all there is to know about strengthening your academic performance.

The Everything Guide to Study Skills

Here’s something worth learning: Studying doesn’t have to be a chore! This fun and accessible resource provides the tools you need to develop better study habits, boost your grades, and position yourself for academic success. Educational consultant Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick uses a wide range of ideas taken from hundreds of students to help you find a unique, effective method suited for your individual learning style.


The Best College Admission Essays

50 Sample essays from successful college applications give a great idea of what colleges are looking for, also includes tips and advice on writing the essay, including content, style and format. VERY creative and compelling essays get creative juices flowing. Expert advice from admissions officials at Yale, Stanford, Penn, and other top schools on essays, admissions, and more is also included.



The Frugal Bride

Would you like to save thousands of dollars on your wedding expenses and be showered with unique and elegant wedding ideas? You can! The Frugal Bride shows you step-by-step how to cut corners and costs for your special day without cutting out the class.


The Ultimate Wedding Idea Book

Are you looking for fabulous and fun suggestions that will make your special day more special? This vibrant little wedding companion will show you how to add spice and pizzazz plus romance and allure to your wedding day to create memories that will stay with you forever.


101 Ways to Pop the Question

The perfect Valentine gift for lovers young and old! Romantics everywhere will welcome this priceless collection of real-life marriage proposals from couples all across America. On the job or on-line, on a ski lift or a sailboat, at a three-ring circus or a four-star restaurant, theres no limit to the creativity these couples show as they share their personal stories of how and where they got engaged.


Will You Marry Me? The World's Most Romantic Proposals

This is a collection of romantic proposals – each capturing all the romance and magic of being in love. More than 50 newlywed couples share their precious memories in this illustrated collection that’s perfect for Valentine’s day.


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Coming Soon! 

A new children's book, C is for Construction, will be released in 2024! 

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