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Books

by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger

Letting Go leads parents through the period of transition that their student experiences between the junior year of high school and college graduation. The authors explain how to distinguish normal development stages from problems that may require parental or professional intervention. The new edition explains the differences between college life today and the college life parents experienced twenty or thirty years ago. It features a completely new resource guide that introduces parents to campus technology, useful websites, and other organizations providing information on a wide range of topics.

by Barbara M. Newman and Philip Newman

This practical guide will answer that important question and tell you how to make the most of these exciting years. Topics covered in this book are: identity formation, values development, career exploration, social relationships, sexuality, alcohol and drug abuse, romantic relationships, dorm life, personal freedom, depression, discrimination, and college bureaucracy.

by Robin Raskin

This book provides straight answers to questions about what your student will face in the college years. The author talked with deans and other administrators from more than 90 colleges as well as financial advisors, health experts, college students, and parents to find out exactly what you should know before sending your student to college.

by Margo E. Bane Woodacre, MSW & Stephanie Bane

Transitioning from high school to college is one of the most exciting and complicated experiences that parents and students face together. Woodacre and Bane, a mother and daughter, journey hand-in-hand through the parallel joys and challenges of the college adventure. Candid and practical, I'll Miss You Too offers a fresh approach to communication and connection throughout the college years

by Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller

When children leave for college, many parents feel uncertain about their shifting roles. This book emphasizes the importance of being a mentor, which allows parents to celebrate their student's independence while still providing influence and support. The authors offer valuable insight into the minds of college students and provide parents with simple suggestions on a wide range of issues including financial matters, academic concerns and social adjustment

by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger

Parents are lead through the period of transition that their student experiences between the junior year of high school and college graduation. Learn how to distinguish normal developmental stages from problems that may require parental or professional intervention. A new resource guide is included with useful websites, campus technology and organizations that can provide further assistance.

by Carol Kuykendall

How do you, as a parent, handle this time of change and provide your young adults the room they need to grow? With wisdom and insight, Give Them Wings shows you how to help your teens successfully navigate their last years of high school and first years of college

by Andrea VanSteenhouse, Ph.D.

Featuring an emphasis on the freshman experience, this publication offers a lighthearted, yet savvy look at the turbulent time between a student's senior year in high school and that first year of college. The book's generous and compassionate scope makes it lively, humorous, and emotionally resonant

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