Suggested Reading

“Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years” by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger. Written by a college dean and a psychotherapist, this book was mentioned the most by NACAC members

“You’re On Your Own (but I’m here if you need me).” by Marjorie Savage

“When Your Kid Goes To College by Carol Barkin.” The author decided to write the book after sending her son off to college. She interviewed parents around the country to get their perspectives on the college transition

“Almost Grown: Launching Your Child From High School to College” by Patricia Pasick

“Empty Nest, Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College” by Andrea Van Steenhouse. Practical advice from a Mom and Ph.D.

“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

“Campus Daze” by George Gibbs

“The College Guide for Parents” by Charles Shield (Published by the College Board)

Titles taken from the National Association for College Admission Counseling website

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