College is an exciting time for you and your student but, at the same time, it can be overwhelming. The following resource listings provide helpful tips that you can use in assisting your student in his/her transition to college.
Library of Resources
Many parents have found the following list of books helpful in preparing for and dealing with adjusting to their student's new life in college:
You're on Your Own (But I'm Here if You Need Me) Mentoring Your Child During the College Years by Marjorie Savage (2003). How to differentiate between situations that require intervention and those where you may want to back off and allow your children to handle it on their own.
Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger (2003). An in-depth perspective on the emotional, psychological and sociological issues your student may face at school.
When Your Kid Goes to College:A Parents' Survival Guide by Carol Barkin (1999). Insight, tips and strategies for parents on dealing with the separation anxiety that may accompany the high school to college transition.
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 (2000). Now that your child's in college, how does your role as a parent change? Answers and guidance on how to let go, respecting your student as an adult while still being a parent.