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External Resources

The transition to college can be an exciting but challenging time. Not only are students adjusting, but parents and families have some adjusting to do as well. Here are some suggestions for books, articles, and websites that can help students, parents, and families during this time of transition.

Books

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

Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years (fifth edition), by Karen Levin Coburn

The iConnected Parents: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up, by Barbara Hofer and Abigail Sullivan

You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years, by Marjorie Savage

Articles

"Parents: Stop Hovering Over Your College-Bound Kids"
US News and World Report, September 14, 2011

"Struggling to Let Go of My College-Student Daughter"
New York Times, August 8, 2012

Websites

College Parents of America

The College Solution

The College Parent Handbook

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