Information for First-Years' Parents
Information for First-Year Students

Other Resources


Barking, C. (1999).  When your kid goes to college; A parents’ survival guide.  New York:  Avon Books, Inc

Cohen, H.(2005). The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College. Illinois: Sourcebooks, Inc.


Coburn, K. L. & Treeger, M. L. (2003).  Letting Go:  A parents’ guide to understanding the college years (4th edition).  New York:  Harper Collins


Savage, M. (2003).  You’re On Your Own; but I’m here if you need me.  New York:  Simon and Schuster Inc.


Stone, D & Tippett, E. (2004).  The Essential Guide to Student Life, Real College.  New York:  Penguin Group Inc.


Johnson, H. E. & Schelhas – Miller, C. (2000).  Don’t tell me what to do, just send money:  The essential parenting guide to the college years.  New York:  St. Martin’s Griffin.


Lauer, J. & Lauer, R. (1999).   How to Survive and Thrive in An Empty Nest:  Reclaiming your life when your children have grown.  Oakland, CA:  New Harbinger Inc. 


MacKay, J. K. & Ingram, W. (2002).  Let the journey begin:  A parent’s monthly guide to the college experience.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin Company.


Pascucci, Maria. (2008). Campus Calm University. New York: Campus Calm University Press.



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