Recommended reading

When you get stuck, have a look at one of these books or websites for advice on helping your student have the best college experience possible.

Bringing Home the Laundry: Effective Parenting for College and BeyondJanis Brody. 2001 

Confessions of a College Freshman: A Survival Guide for Dorm Life, Biology Lab, the Cafeteria, and Other First-Year Adventures. Zach Arrington. 2001 

Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years. Helen E. Johnson  and Christine Schelhas-Miller. 2000 

Empty Nest ... Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College. Andrea Van Steenhouse. 2002 

Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before. Jean M. Twenge. PhD. 2007 

Getting Ready for College: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go From Bike Locks to Laundry Baskets, Financial Aid to Health Care. Polly Berent. 2003 

I'll Miss You Too: An Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students. Margo E. Woodacre Bane and Steffany Bane. 2006 

The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life. Laura Kastner  and Jennifer Wyatt. 2002 

Let The Journey Begin: A Parent's Monthly Guide to the College Experience. Jacqueline Kiernan MacKay and Wanda Johnson Ingram. 2001 

Life During College: Your Guide to Success. Life After Graduation. 2005 

Living the College Life: Real Students. Real Experiences. Real Advice. Kenneth Paulsen. 2005 

My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student. Rebekah Nathan. 2006 

Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds. Richard Light. 2004 

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College, 2nd Edition. Harlan Cohen. 2005 

Parents' Guide to College Life: 181 Straight Answers on Everything You Can Expect Over the Next Four Years. Robin Raskin. 2006 

Stop Parenting and Start Coaching. Carter Carol. 2003

You're On Your Own (But I'm Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years. Marjorie Savage. 2003

Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding College Years.Coburn & Treeger

CollegeTipsForParents.org: a helpful website for parents of college students

The Game of Survivor. Anne Tyra

Don’t Worry Be Happy. Karen Walasek