About the Author

Barbara Long, M.D., Ph.D. (www.barbaralongmdphd.com) is a mother of two children and a Board-certified psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience working with young people and their parents, both professionally and as a volunteer and interviewer for Harvard College. In 2009, the Harvard College Office of Undergraduate Admissions awarded her a Hiram Hunn Award for her service. Her first book, Keep Your Eye on the Prize - a Young Person's Guidebook to Adulthood (www.keepyoureyeontheprize.org) teaches the major life skills needed for a good life. She gives eight hour-long lessons on some of these life skills in her Legacy of Life Series (www.legacyoflifeseries.com). Her most recent work, Hold On To Your Hat! - Handling the Roller Coaster Emotions of the College Application Process, takes on the "roller coaster" emotions many parents and students feel as admission rates, especially for the top colleges, have decreased, while uncertainty has increased. The book describes the emotional stages of the process and teaches students and parents the skills they need to handle the stress with resilience and calm. In 2013, Dr. Long gave a one hour global conference call for the Young Presidents Organization (New York, London, Hong Kong) on the book.

To book a presentation or contact Dr. Long for a copy of any of these written materials, email her at: blong@post.harvard.edu or call her at: 404-812-0346.

By Barbara Long, M.D., Ph.D.
Cartoons by Harrison Parker
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