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Helpful Tips for Parents of Incoming University Students

CollegeTipsForParents.org is an informational website designed to educate and inform parents of current and future college and university students.

The content provides tips and useful information for supportive parenting.

This site is endorsed by the National Orientation Directors Association.

Printed Materials of Interest to Parents & Families

  • 133 Ways to Avoid Going Cuckoo When the Kids Fly the Nest: A Parent’s Guide for Surviving the Empty Nest Syndrome
    By: Lauren Schaffer and Sandy Fleischl Wasserman
  • Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College
    By: Patricia Pasick
  • Bringing Home the Laundry: Effective Parenting for College and Beyond
    By Janis Brody
  • Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health
    By: Dianne Hales and Robert E. Hales
  • College of the Overwhelmed
  • 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
  • Getting Ready for College: Everything You Need to Know before You Go from Bike Locks to Laundry Baskets, Financial Aid to Health Care
    By: Polly Berent, Foreword by Robert Franek
  • A Guide for Families of Commuter Students
    By: Cathie Hatch, Tracy Skipper
  • Guide to the College Years
    By: Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller
  • Helping Your College Student Succeed: The Parent's Crash Course in Career Planning
    Harris, Marcia B., & Jones, Sharon L. (2007). Career Dimensions.
  • How to Get the Most Out of College
    By: Nancy Schlossberg and Arthur Chickering
  • I’ll Miss You Too: A Parent and Student Guide to Opening Doors and Staying Connected during the College Years
    By: Margo E. Bane Woodacre, and Steffany Bane. Sourcebooks Inc., 2005.
  • The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior to College Life
    By: Laura Kastner and Jennifer Fugett Wyatt
  • Let the Journey Begin: A Parent’s Monthly Guide to the College Experience<br/ > By: Jacqueline MacKay and Wanda Ingram
  • Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years
    By: Karen Levin Cobum and Madge Lawrence Treger
  • Millennials Go to College: Strategies for a New Generation on Campus by William Strauss
  • Millenials Rising
    By: Neil Howe, William Strauss, R.J. Matson (2000)
  • A New Chapter: How Parents Fit Into Their Students’ Lives at College. 8-page pamphlet published by PaperClip Communications
  • Organizing a Ground Crew for Today’s Helicopter Parents
    By: Coburn, Karen Levin (2006). About Campus, July-August.
  • Parents’ Guide to College Life: 181 Straight Answers on Everything You can Expect Over the Next Four Years
    By: Robins Raskin. Princeton Review, 2006.
  • A Parent's Guide to Sex, Drugs, and Flunking Out : Answers to the Questions Your College Student Doesn't Want You to Ask
    By: Joel Epstein
  • Rising Millennials Face Worldview Conflict
    By: Shirley A. Carson
  • She’s Leaving Home: Letting Go As Daughter Goes to College
    By: Connie Jones
  • The Ultimate College Survival Guide
    By: Janet Farrar Worthington and Ronald T. Farrar
  • When Kids Go Home: A Parent’s Guide to Changing Relationships
    By: Barbara M. Newman and Philip R. Newman
  • When Your Kid Goes to College; A Parents Survival Guide
    By: Carol Barkin

Websites of Interest to Parents & Families