Recommended Readings

lettinggoLetting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years

by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger, publ. Quill

Based on real-life experiences, Letting Go offers compassionate, practical, and up-to-the-minute information to help parents with the emotional and social changes of the college years.





on your ownYou're On Your Own (but I'm here if you need me)

by Marjorie Savage, publ. Simon & Schuster

You're On Your Own helps parents identify the boundaries between necessary involvement and respect for their child's independence. Savage, a parent herself, empathizes with moms and dads and offers advice on wide-ranging issues.




dontDon't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years

by Helen E. Johnson & Christine Schelhas-Miller, publ. St. Martin's Griffin

Brimming with humorous case examples and realistic dialogues, this comprehensive guide covers the fundamental college issues.




gettingreadyGetting Ready for College: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

by Polly Berent, publ. Random House

The ultimate easy-to-use guide to success for college-bound seniors, first-years and their parents. Polly Berent answers the questions you didn't know you would need to ask.





laundryBringing Home the Laundry: Effective Parenting for College and Beyond

by Brody Janis, publ. Taylor Trade Publishing

This book combines a psychologist's advice with the stories and insights of parents and their college-aged kids. It reassures you that your child's departure for college does not sever family ties, but can mark the beginning of a deeply satisfying, exciting new phase in your relationship.




nakedNaked Roommate: For Parents Only

by Harlan Cohen, publ. Sourcebooks, Inc.

This essential guide is packed with expert advice on everything from managing money to managing stress--plus hilarious, outrageous and telling stories.