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Recommended Books for Parents

  • 133 Ways to Avoid Going Cuckoo When the Kids Fly the Nest: A Parent's Guide for Surviving the Empty Nest Syndrome
    by Lauren Schaffer and Sandy Fleischl Wasserman

  • Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College
    by Patricia Pasick

  • Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health
    by Dianne Hales and Robert E. Hales

  • The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy
    by Edward M. Hallowell, MD

  • College Rules!: How to Study, Survive and Succeed in College *
    by Nist, Sherrie & Holschuh

  • 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

  • Empty Nest, Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College
    by Andrea Van Steenhouse

  • The Empty Nest: When Children Leave Home
    by Shelley Bovey

  • Getting Ready for College *
    by Polly Berent

  • Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents
    by Richard H. Mullendore and Cathie Hatch

  • A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League
    by Ron Suskind

  • How to Get the Most Out of College
    by Nancy Schlossberg and Arthur Chickering

  • The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior to College Life
    by Laura Kastner and Jennifer Fugett Wyatt

  • Let the Journey Begin: A Parent's Monthly Guide to the College Experience
    by Jacqueline MacKay and Wanda Ingram

  • Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years *
    by Karen Levin Cobum and Madge Lawrence Treger

  • Millennials Rising
    by Neil Howe

  • Millennials Go to College: Strategies for a New Generation on Campus
    by William Strauss

  • The Naked Roommate *
    by Harlan Cohen

  • Parenting: Adjusting Your Stewardship as Your Children Leave Home
    by Richard M. Eyre

  • Rising Millennials Face Worldview Conflict
    by Shirley A. Carson

  • She's Leaving Home: Letting Go As Daughter Goes to College
    by Connie Jones

  • The Ultimate College Survival Guide
    by Janet Farrar Worthington and Ronald T. Farrar

  • When Kids Go Home: A Parent's Guide to Changing Relationships
    by Barbara M. Newman and Philip R. Newman

  • When Your Kid Goes to College; A Parents Survival Guide
    by Carol Barkin

  • You're on Your Own, But I'm Here if You Need Me *
    by Marjorie Savage

Compiled initially by Joshua Gaynor through the National Orientation Director's Association Listserv (February 2005)

* all books with an asterisk are available at the College Bookstore