Resources for Parents

Reading List

"When your Kid Goes to College; A Parent's Survival Guide" by Carol Barkin

"You're on your own (But I'm Here if You Need Me): Mentoring your Child During the College Years" by Helen E. Johnson

"Been There, Should've Done That II: More Tips for Making the Most of College" by Suzette Tyler

"She's Leaving Home - Letting Go As a Daughter Goes to College" by Connie Jones

"Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years,"  by Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger

"Give Them Wings" by Carol Kuykendall

"Empty Nest, Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College" by Andrea Van Steerhouse

"How to Survive and Thrive in an Empty Nest: Reclaiming Your Life When Your Children Have Grown" by Jeannette C. Lauer

"Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College" by Patricia Pasick

"Becoming a Wise Parent for Your Grown Child: How to Give Love and Support Without Meddling" by Betty Frain, Ph.D. & Eileen M. Clegg

"I'll Miss You Too: An Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students" by Margo E. Woodacre Bane & Stephanie Bane


College Parents of America

National Resource Center for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

The U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Guide for Parents of Students with Disabilities (University fo Texas at Arlington)

Articles for Parents and Students

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