HELPFUL RESOURCES AND MATERIALS

When a student enters college, it is a big adjustment, not only for the student, but also the parent(s) and family. This can be a very emotional phase in both your lives. A number of parents have found the following books helpful in preparing for and dealing with a child’s transition to college and new living situation.

  • The Parents’ Survival Guide to Freshman Year of College (Borden, Burlinson and Kearns)
  • Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years (Coburn & Treeger)
  • When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents’ Survival Guide (Barkin)
  • Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years (Johnson & Schelhas-Miller)
  • You’re On Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years (Savage)
  • Success and Sanity of the College Campus: A Guide for Parents (Trevouledes and Grieger)
  • The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting them Grow Up (Hoffer and Sullivan Moore)