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Navigating the Maze of the Adolescent Years with Betsy Jewell

Today I’m excited to bring you not one but two amazing guests. Cynthia C. Muchnick, M.A. & Jenn Curtis, M.S.W. are the co-authors of The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World. You might be wondering right now . . .  just what is the Parent Compass? Well, I’m glad you asked! During our conversation, Jenn and Cindy share how and why they wrote their book. They will also provide their expert advice for helping our teens learn how to develop grit and resilience and why nothing matters more than our relationship with our teens. Be sure to stick around until the end when they talk about our number one job as parents. Along with advice and insight, after listening to our conversation, you’ll walk away with actionable steps that you can put in place today.

Wha is the Parent Compass? with Michelle Carlson

 

The highly competitive world of academics can become consuming when our children reach adolescence. The pressure children feel and endure highly impacts their wellbeing and the relationship we share with them.

 

Finding ways to be supportive without usurping the critical learning moments in this delicate time can be difficult for us parents. Listen in as the authors of The Parent Compass recount their experiences while helping students prepare for and engage in life after High school.

Relationships and Revenue with John Hulen

 

John interviews Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis - co-authors of the book The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World. Cindy is a graduate of Stanford University and is an expert on the college admissions process. She has also written 10 books. Jenn owns Future Wise Consulting, which is an educational consulting company. She is also a graduate of both UCLA and USC.

College Admission Experts Jenn Curtis and Cindy Muchnick on Why Kids Aren't All Right, on Dying to Ask with Deirdre Fitzpatrick

 

Are the kids all right? The answer is yes and no as kids have returned to in-person learning after virtual learning in the pandemic.

Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis are college advisers and the authors of The Parent Compass. Both say they're seeing some concerning trends in high schools. Some kids quickly adjusted to in-person school. But many others are struggling to make social connections and get their education back on track. Body clocks are out of whack after 18 months of pandemic life. "Kids and parents are saying, 'You know, the kids were vampires during COVID and now they're trying to just reset that clock.' It's almost like they forgot the energy that it does take to interact and go to school and be face to face. But that energy is sort of what's normal, that's what kids should be doing, and they used to have the stamina and it seems like that's gone way down," Muchnick says.

On this Dying to Ask:

  • A reality check on how in-person school is going for teenagers.

  • The social disconnect many of them feel after a year on screens.

  • The impact sleep deprivation is again having on mood, anxiety and happiness for families.

In the Know Podcast, Manhattan Beach Education Foundation 

 

Ellen talks with Cindy Muchnick about following your parenting compass when it comes to being our best selves as parents.  Cindy shares tips from her book, The Parent Compass, with co-author Jenn Curtis, and her own advice on how to navigate through this challenging time with renewed confidence.

The Meant for More Show with Amy Schmidt and Kristen Coffield (Segment 2)

 

We've all heard or maybe even streamed the Varsity Blues documentary... and navigating the murky waters of teens is challenging as parents. We will be joined by The Parent Compass authors, Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis, to discuss how to preserve your relationship with your teen while navigating a competitive academic environment.

Blaze Baking with Rach and Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis

Join Blaze Baking With Rach host RACHEL LEVY LESSER as she welcomes CINDY MUCHNICK and JENN CURTIS as they talk about their new book THE PARENT COMPASS. Using THE PARENT COMPASS to navigate the adolescent years will help you parent with confidence and intention, allowing the opportunity to forge a trusting, positive relationship with your teen. Rachel, Cindy and Jenn are baking healthy-ish greek yogurt brownies! These are a great snack for kids of all ages and baking with kids (of all ages!) after school is a great way to bond with your kids and talk and learn about what is going on in their lives.

The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens

In this episode, we are talking about preparing kids for life beyond high school, particularly if they're thinking about college or some sort of post-secondary training. But even if they aren't, you are going to get a lot of great tips and ideas around how to support kids in this phase of life.

Say it Southern with Courtney and Sarah

In this episode, Cindy and Jenn use their own wisdom, as well as new insights from the research of expert psychologists and educators, to guide parents toward healthier relationships and more positive outcomes with their teens.

Their book, The Parent Compass, is sure to be your guide to navigate through the teen years!

 

The Parent Compass: How to Help Your Teens Navigate Their Own Success

The Parent Compass co-authors join Maria Sansone to offer tips on navigating the teen years.

The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen’s Wellness and Academic Journey in Today’s Competitive World was born out of the ‘Varsity Blues’ college scandal. It was written by college counselors Jenn Curtis, MSW, and Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick, MA, who wanted to give parents a guide to navigate the teen years and college process, without taking competition too far. 

 

The Parent Compass with Cynthia C. Muchnick and The Boarding School Survival Guide with Justin Muchnick

Zibby is joined by mother-son duo Cindy C. Muchnick and Justin Muchnick to talk about their respective books, The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World and The Boarding School Survival Guide. Zibby sought Justin's book when her own son went off to boarding school, as it features personal accounts from twenty-six students about what they wished they had known before enrolling. Cindy's book serves as a nice companion for parents learning how to be supportive without over-managing their children.

 

Dad Time Out Show Conversations: Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis authors of The Parent Compass

In the latest episode in the"Dad Time Out Conversations" series, we are both thrilled and excited to be speaking with Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis, the authors of the fantastic book: "The Parent Compass" - Navigating Your Teens Wellness and Academic Journey In Today's Competitive World.

 

In today's show, we'll be speaking not only about this phenomenal parenting book but we'll also discuss a wide array of the topics covered inside it, including parental self-assessment, goal setting, how to take on procrastination with teens, establishing a growth mindset with kids and much more. Cynthia and Jenn were even gracious enough to take some bonus questions from our dads as well!

 

So please join us as we attempt to find our "Parent Compass" during this special episode of The Dad Time Out Show Conversations.

 

Thoughts from a Page Podcast: The Parent Compass

with Cindy Burnett

We discuss The Parent Compass, creating a toolbox for parenting teens, guiding teens through the tough years, the process they used to write together and which chapter was difficult to create, the Varsity Blues scandal, how the pandemic altered the college admission process, and much more.

Jenn’s recommended read:

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

 

Cindy’s recommended read:

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

 

The Parent Compass with Cynthia C. Muchnick and Jenn Curtis

Dr. Dan interviews educational consultants, podcast hosts, and authors Cynthia C. Muchnick, M.A. & Jenn Curtis, M.S.W. today about their show and their book The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World.

 

Dr. Dan discusses how parents can best -- and appropriately -- support their kids in our hyper-competitive and uncertain landscape with Cynthia and Jenn.

Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis: Moms/Authors

Ep: 30

Cynthia and Jenn Curtis are the authors of an incredible book called The Parent Compass

The Parent Compass with Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis

Ep: 116

Navigating our teens comes with some unexpected waves and currents.  Today my guests, Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis have authored a book to help you calm the currents and steady the waves.  They are the co-authors of: The Parent Compass.

The Do’s and Don’ts of College Applications

Ep: 143

 

Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick and Jenn Curtis, authors of The Parent Compass, share their wealth of knowledge on the college admissions process and parenting in the late teens. Let’s be honest–the pressure of the college application process is enough to drive anyone crazy. Both you and your kids might find yourselves losing sleep and shedding tears over the endless rampage of SAT scores, personal essays and scholarship applications. It’s so intense that celebrities are willing to bribe schools and admissions officers with thousands of dollars just to get their kid’s feet in the door!


Parenting Teenagers Through High School and Through College Admissions | Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis | Episode 178

 

Parenting teenagers is quite different from parenting toddlers and young children. We want our teens to have a successful academic journey, to be happy and healthy. Yet, many parenting practices prevent that. In fact, they can stress our teens out and push them toward anxiety. And in an effort to see our kids on the road to success, even well-intentioned parents are behaving badly and exacerbating the problems teens are facing. Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis know this. They are veteran education consultants, experts in the college admissions process, and mothers who provide a roadmap for parents during the pressure-laden teen years. Today they share their expertise with Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler.

Kids Under Construction: Authors of ‘The Parent Compass’ help parents navigate middle and high school

 

On May 7, Parenting expert Donna Tetreault and Author Cindy Clumeck Muchnick join ABC4 to explain the value of navigation amidst a competitive academic environment.

The Process on Sirius XM Radio Ch. 109

 

Hosts Eric Furda, former Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, and Eileen Feikens, Dean of College Counseling at the Dwight-Englewood School in New Jersey welcome Jenn and Cindy to The Process to discuss parenting in the age of a hypercompetitive academic environment. Cindy and Jenn offer practical tips on supporting teens through these sensitive years, particularly during the college admission process.

The Love Doctor Is In With Dr. Terri Orbuch on Empower Radio

 

Teens today are stressed out, sleep-deprived, and over-committed. One of the biggest stressors for teens and their parents is preserving their relationship while navigating a competitive academic environment. Dr.Terri talks to Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick (MA) and Jenn Curtis (MSW), co-authors of the new book, The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World. The Parent Compass provides guidance on what parents' roles should be in supporting their teens' mental health as they traverse the maze of the adolescent years. Muchnick and Curtis discuss how parents can keep their relationship with their teen intact and address topics such as failure, technology/screen time, the importance of family dinner, study skills and more.

Dying to Ask with Deirdre Fitzpatrick

The relationship between parent and teen has never been more important. The problem is it's now more complicated than ever. That's why Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis wrote The Parent Compass: Navigating your Teen's Wellness & Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World. Neither Muchnick nor Curtis knew families were taking fake rowing pics to scam their way into prestigious schools. But they did know that something awful was brewing in how families pursued college acceptances overall. Both have worked as college counselors for years and were troubled by what they were seeing in their offices. Kids who couldn't speak for themselves. Parents who can't stop talking about their kids' college dreams.

SheSez with Linda Grasso

 

The Varsity Blues scandal blew the lid off the college admissions process two years ago this month. For many parents, the scandal underscored what they already were feeling: the process of getting your kid into a good college is not only challenging, it can be unfair — and even corrupt. With deferrals, postponements and no standardized testing, COVID has made the process even more challenging.

In this episode, college admissions experts Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis address how to best support your child through the  process as well as how the scandal and Covid have impacted it.  Cynthia and Jenn are the authors of The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World— named the number one Best Parenting Audiobook in 2021 by Book Authority.

Life UNfiltered with Lisa Sugarman & Debra Gansenberg, MSW, LICSW on North Shore 104.9FM

Episode 57

 

Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis, co-authors of The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen’s Wellness and Academic Journey in Today’s Competitive World, stop by to chat about how to be an effective parent during the teen years AND they drop some wisdom about how to do it with confidence and intention.

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How to Follow Your Parent Compass

 

Co-Authors Cynthia C. Muchnick & Jenn Curtis join Heather Dubrow to talk about The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World. They discuss extreme parenting and how to manage stress for teens and parents alike!

Connecting with Dr. Kim Swales

Episode 19​

 

In this episode, Kim talks to Jenn Curtis and Cindy Muchnick, authors of The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen’s Wellness and Academic Journey in Today’s Competitive World. They discuss how we show our kids we believe in them, setting goals, and looking at how our own past impacts our parenting. They share their own parenting stories and lots of tips for how to use our compass to guide our kids.

Sunshine Parenting with Audrey Monke

January 22, 2020

The Parent Compass authors Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis join Audrey Monke, speaker, coach, host of the Sunshine Parenting podcast, author of Happy Campers, and Director of Golden Arrow Camps to discuss parenting, academics, and their book, The Parent Compass.

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Kids Under Construction with Donna Tetreault

December 7, 2020

The Parent Compass authors Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Bowie Curtis join parenting expert Donna Tetreault to discuss parenting amidst today's harsh realities. How do you help motivate an unmotivated kid? Why is goal setting important? Tune in to find out.

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Knowledge from the Park with Jackson Day

98.5 WYTX South Carolina

The Parent Compass authors Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Bowie Curtis discuss parents navigating the teen years.

The Weekend with Ed Kalegi

Nationally Syndicated Radio Show

Ed Kalegi speaks with Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick and Jenn Curtis about their new book The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey In Today's Competitive World. From the October 10th/11th national radio broadcast of "The Weekend with Ed Kalegi." 

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Hey, It's Cory Hepola

WCCO News Talk 830

Cory speaks with the co-authors of a new book called The Parent Compass to gain some insight about raising our teenagers to face the pressures of college and the real world in normal times and during our current pandemic. 

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The Parent Compass, “Navigating Your Teen’s Wellness and Academic Journey in Today’s Competitive World"

Episode 20201006

Cindy and Jenn join host Gwen Rich to chat about The Parent Compass, today's college admission environment, especially in the age of COVID, and how to raise kids in this complicated landscape.

Helping Families Be Happy Podcast

Episode 15

Cynthia and Jenn discuss the themes behind their book, The Parent Compass, with host Christopher Robbins.

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Mimosas with Moms

Season 2 Episode 36

Abbey Williams, host of Mimosas with Moms, welcomes Cindy and Jenn, co-authors of The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World. Cindy, Jenn, and Abbey discuss ways to keep the parent-child relationship in tact and set our children up for success on their terms. How can we best support our children for the future in this competitive world we live in?

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The Smart Social Podcast

Episode 230

Parents should align themselves with their kid’s aspirations rather than micromanaging them towards goals they’re not interested in, according to college admissions experts Jenn Curtis and Cindy Muchnick. Listen in as host Josh Ochs chats with the co-authors of The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen’s Wellness and Academic Journey in Today’s Competitive World about their goal setting methods for teens.