While browsing for books that might help families with the separation anxiety that comes with a student “leaving the nest,” I recently came across this list that was put together by folks at a prep school in Massachusetts.
This is not an endorsement – simply a “shareable event.”
Books on College Transition for Students and Parents
- Ahmad, Shaheena. The Yale Daily News Guide to Succeeding in College. New York: Kaplan Books, 1997.
- Arrington, Zach. Confessions of a College Freshman. Tulsa, Oklahoma: RiverOak Publishing, 2001.
- Barkin, Carol. When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents’ Survival Guide. New York: Avon Books, 1999. After author’s son went off to college she interviewed parents around the country to get their perspectives.
- Bickle, Bruce and Stan Jantz. Real Life Begins After High School. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Servant Publications, 2000.
- Brody, Janis. Bringing Home the Laundry: Effective Parenting for College and Beyond. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co., 2000.
- Coburn, Karen Levin and Madge Lawrence Treeger. Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years. New York: Harper Collins, 4th Ed. Co-authored by a College Dean and a psychotherapist.
- Cohen, Harlan. The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College. Napierville: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2005
Combs, Patrick. Major in Success: Make College Easier, Fire Up Your Dreams, and Get a Very Cool Job. Berkley, California: Ten Speed Press, 2000.
Dobkin, Rachel and Shana Sippy. The College Woman’s Handbook. New York: Workman Publishing, 1995.
Gibbs, George. Campus Daze.
Grayson, Paul A. and Philip W. Meilman. Beating the College Blues. New York: Check Mark Books, 1999.
Hanson, Jennifer. The Real Freshman Handbook. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
Johnson, Helen E., Christine Schelhas-Miller. Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money:The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
Jones, Connie. She’s Leaving Home. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2002.
Jones,Marilee and Ginsburg, Kenneth. Less Stress, More Success: A New Approach to Guiding Your Teen Through College Admissions and Beyond. By an admissions director at MIT and a pediatrician.
Kastner,Laura and Wyatt, Jennifer. The Launching Years.
Latzko, Marian B. I Can Do It! A Micropedia of Living on Your Own. Appleton, Wisconsin: MICROLIFE, 1996.
Light, Richard J. Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001.
Litt, Ann Selkowitz. Eating Well on Campus. Bethesda, Maryland: Tulip Hill Press, 2000.
O’Callaghan, Karin R. Money Management for College Students. Hollywood, Florida: Frederick Fell Publishers, Inc., 2002.
Pasick, Patricia. Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1998.
Rich, Jason. The Everything College Survival Book. Holbrook: Adams Media Corp., 1997.
Rollins, C.E.. 52 Ways to Get Along With Your College Roommate. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1994.
Rowh, Mark. Coping with Stress in College. New York: College Board Publications, 1989.
Rubenstone, Sally and Dalby, Sidonia Panicked Pareents Guide to College Admissions. (Chapter 1)Peterson’s 2002.
Savage, Marjorie. You’re On Your Own(but I’m here if you need me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years
Seaman, Barrett. What Your College Student Won’t Tell You.
Smith, M.J., Smith and Fred Smith. The Smart Student’s Guide to Healthy Living. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2006.
Steenhouse, Andrea Van. Empty Nest…Full Heart: Journey from Home to College. Denver: Simpler Life Press, 1998. Practical advice from a mom/PhD Psychologist.
Woodacre, Margo Bane and Steffany Bane. I’ll Miss You Too.
Napierville: Sourcebooks,Inc., 2005.
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