Articles & Resources

Suggested Readings and Websites

You may find the following resources helpful as you navigate college life with your student.  They offer a variety of perspectives for your consideration and may even provide answers to questions you never thought to ask!

You’re on Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years
Marjorie Savage
Touchstone (May 2009)

Doors Open From Both Sides 
Margo E. Bane Woodacre, MSW and Steffany Bane
American Literary Press (2001)

Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College
Patricia Pasick
W.W. Norton & Company, 2nd Edition (March 1998)

Let the Journey Begin: A Parent’s Monthly Guide to the College Experience
Jacqueline Kiernan MacKay and Wanda Johnson Ingram
Houghton Mifflin (2002)

Letting Go, Sixth Edition: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years
Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Teeger
Harper Collins (June 2016)

College Rules! 4th Edition: How to Study, Survive and Succeed in College
Sherrie Nist-Oleinik and Jodi Patrick Holschuh  
Crown Publishing Group (April 2016)

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
Julie Lythcott-Haims
St. Martin’s Griffin (August 2016)

Websites and Blogs

College Parent Central

Grown and Flown – Parenting Never Ends

College Parents of America

Parenting After Senior Year -Motherlode Blog- New York Times  


The Art of Letting Go

Parenting College Students