Reading List for Parents about the Transition to College

 

The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only: A Parent's Guide to the New College Experience: Calling, Not Calling, Packing, Preparing, Problems, Roommates, ...Matters when Your Child Goes to College by Harlan Cohen (May 1, 2012)

If your child is starting life in college, there's a surprise around every corner...But that doesn 1t mean you can't be prepared! The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only is a witty and wise guide to everything you need to know about the college experience. Harlan Cohen, America's most trusted college life expert, delivers the best advice, facts, stats, tips, and stories fro1n parents, students, and experts across the country to ensure that you and your child will have an incredible and meaningful college experience.

 

I'll Miss You Too: An Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students by Margo E. Woodacre Bane and Steffany Bane (Mar 1, 2006)

I'11 Miss You Too, by mother-daughter team Margo E. Bane Woodacre and Steffany Bane, is a must-have guidebook for students and parents that will help them to navigate the college years, and ensure that their one-of-a-kind relationship not only remains intact, but flourishes as well.

 

Letting Go (Fifth Edition): A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger (Mar 17, 2009)

For more than a decade Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and guidance throughou t the emotional and social changes of their children's college years-from the senior year in high school through college graduation. Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the cou ntry, this indispensable book has been updated and revised, offering even more compassionate, practical, and up-to-the-minu te information.

 

What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College: A Complete Guide for Parents Only by Mary Spohn (Jun 17, 2008)

According to experts in the field of psychology, more than half of parents experience some sort of separation anxiety when their child leaves for college. You may have been looking forward to your child s departure for 18 years, but now that the time has finally come you are experiencing mixed emotions. What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College will provide you with valuable information and will help make the transition easier.

 

The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up by Barbara K.Hofer and Abigail Sullivan Moore (Jun 14, 2011)

Just let go/ 11 Thaes what paren ts have been told to do when their kids go to college. But in our speed-dial culture, with BlackBerries and even Skype, parents and kids are now more than ever in constant contact. Today's iConnected parents say they are closer to their kids than their parents were to them-and this generation of families prefers it that way. Parents are their children's mentors, confidants, and friends-but is this good for the kids?

 

You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years by Marjorie Savage (May 5, 2009)

You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me) helps parents identify the boundaries between necessary involvement and respect for their child 's independence. Marjorie Savage, who as a parent herself empathizes with moms and dads, but who as a student services professional understands kids, offers advice on wide-ranging issues.

 

Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years by Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller (Jul 5, 2011)

This completely revised and updated edition of Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money prepares parents for the issues that they will encounter during their children's college years. Since our original publication over ten years ago, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of cell phone and internet technology. The birth of the term 'helicopter parent' is, in part, due to the instant and frequent connectivity that parents have with their children today. Parents are struggling with the appropriate use of communicative technology and aren't aware of its impact on their child's development, both personally and academically.


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