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Suggested Readings

Looking for additional resources? See our list of suggested readings - approved by the National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition - for the parents of first-year college students.

Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College
Patricia Pasick
W. W. Norton & Company; Second Edition (March 1998).

Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years
Helen Johnson
St. Martin's Griffin (May 2000).

Doors Open From Both Sides
Margo E. Bane Woodacre, MSW and Steffany Bane
American Literary Press (2001).

Empty Nest...Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College
By Andrea Van Steenhouse
Simpler Life Press; Second Edition (April 2002).

Let the Journey Begin: A Parent's Monthly Guide to the College Experience
Jacqueline Kiernan MacKay and Wanda Johnson Ingram
Houghton Mifflin (2002).

Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years
Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Teeger
Quill Publishing; Fourth Edition (April 2003).

Sex, Drugs, and Flunking Out: Answers to Questions Your College Student Doesn't Want You to Know
Joel Epstein
Hazelden (2001).

The Parent's Crash Course in Career Planning: Helping Your Student Succeed
Marcia Harris and Sharon Jones
VGM Career Horizons (1996).

Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now
By Meg Jay, PhD.
Hachette Book Group (April 2012). *great read for students too!*

Washington Post Article: How Helicopter Parents are Ruining College Students