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

*Lesley University Counseling Center.(2011).The Counseling Center. Retrieved from: