Suggested Readings for Parents of College Students
Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money
The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years
- ISBN: 9780312263744
Authors: Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller
Published Date: May 2000
Synopsis: Sometimes when teenagers head off to college, parents feel less involved in their teens' lives. This book offers ways for parents and their college students to "connect" once again, and how to discuss both important issues and decisions that college students face, including peer pressure and choosing a major.
A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years
- ISBN: 9780060521264
Authors: Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger
Published Date: April 2003
Synopsis: This bestselling guide, read by hundreds of thousands of parents over the past decade, is now better than ever, newly revised and completely updated. Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, Letting Go offers compassionate, practical, and up-to-the-minute information to help parents with the emotional and social changes of the college years. When should parents encourage independence? When should they intervene? What issues of identity and intimacy await students? What are normal feelings of disorientation and loneliness for students-and for parents? What is different about today's college environment? What new concerns about safety, health and wellness, and stress will affect incoming classes? These important issues and more are addressed with wise advice and time-tested counsel in Letting Go -- a realistic and reassuring source for meeting the challenges ahead, from the senior year in high school through college graduation.
When Your Kid Goes to College
A Parents' Survival College
- ISBN: 9780380798407
Author: Carol Barkin
Published Date: April 1999
Synopsis: "During the summer before he went to college, he was obnoxious; he said, 'There's a reason I'm acting this way; it will make it easier for you to have me leave.'" "When she was packing to leave, she was completely preoccupied with how many sheets and towels to take. I was thinking, 'My kid is leaving home forever, and life is taken up with minutiae.'" It's an emotional rollercoaster, a combination of missing him and feeling happy and excited for him." New Beginnings. You've taught them how to do their laundry, brought them a year's supply of toothpaste and shampoo, and lectured them on the do's and dont's of life beyond your home. The time has come for your student to leave for college -- but are you prepared to say goodbye? Written by a mother who survived the perils of packing her own child off to school, When Your Kid Goes to College provides supportive, reassuring, and helpful tips for handling this inevitable but difficult separation. Comprehensive and accessible, this practical guide includes info on: Teaching your student how to live on his own, from balancing a checkbook to dealing with a roomate. The difference between financial and emotioanl dependence -- and how to keep them separate. Helping your spouse, younger children, and even pets deal with the transition when your student leaves -- and when she returns. How to fill -- and even enjoy -- the hole that your student's absence leaves. Saying goodbye isn't the end of the world; it's the beginning of an exciting new one for your student-and you!
You're on Your Own but I'm Here If You Need Me
Mentoring Your Child During the College Years
- ISBN: 9780743229128
Author: Marjorie Savage
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published Date: July 2003
Synopsis: Offers valuable guidelines on how parents can maintain essential communication and involvement with their college-age student, while respecting a student's need for independence, with helpful advice on when parental intervention is critical, how to know when to back off, how to handle financial and credit issues, and more.