Recommended Readings

Transition to College


When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents’ Guide to Changing Relationships

By Barbara M. Newman and Philip Newman


Happiest Kid on Campus: A Parent’s Guide to the Very Best College Experience (For You and Your Child)

By Harlan Cohen


I’ll Miss You Too: The Off-To-College Guide for Parents and Students

By Margo E. Woodacre MSW and Steffany Bane Carey


The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only: A Parent’s Guide to the New College Experience

By Harlan Cohen


Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College

By Patricia Pasick


50 Tips for College Success: What Freshman Students and Parents Need to Know

By Carter Johnson and Stephanie Phillips


College of the Overwhelmed

By Richard Kadison and Theresa Foy


Beating the College Blues: A Student’s Guide to Coping with Fitting In, Roomates, Studies, and Anxiety

By Paul A. Grayson and Philip W. Meilman


There is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

By Jeffrey J. Selingo


Campus Daze: Easing the Transition From High School to College

By George Gibbs


Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Student

By Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean


The Ultimate College Survival Guide

By Janet Farrar Worthington and Ronald T. Farrar



Empty Nest / Parents Guides


You’re On Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years

By Marjorie Savage


Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years

By Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger


Why We Hover: Parenting at the Speed of Life

By Will Keim


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


The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up

By Barbara K. Hoefer and Abigail Sullivan Moore


Empty Nest… Full Heart: the Journey from Home to College

By Andrea Van Steenhouse


Refeathering the Empty Nest: Life After the Children Leave

By Wendy Aronsson


How to Survive and Thrive In an Empty Nest: Reclaiming Your Life When Your Children Have Grown

By Robert Lauder


Becoming a Wise Parent for Your Grown Child: How to Give Love and Support Without Meddling

By Betty Frain and Eileen M. Clegg


Welcome to the Time of Your Life! 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

By Will Keim




The Price of Privilege

By M. Levine


Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

By B. Tatum


Can We Talk about Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation

by Beverly Tatum


Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together

by Robert A. Bernstein


Is It a Choice? Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay & Lesbian People

by Eric Marcus


Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About Their Experiences

By C. W. Griffin, M. J. Worth, and A. J. Wirth


Now That You Know: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children

By Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward


Lecture Notes: A Professor's Inside Guide to College Success

by Philip Freeman


Realizing the College Dream With Austism or Aspergers Syndrome: A Parent’s guide to Student Success

By Ann Palmer



Recommended Websites


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 Student with Disabilities (University of Texas-Austin)


The JED Foundation


Starting College: A Guide for Parents