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Publications for Parents

Websites

A Family Guide to Academic Advising
http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/resources/Publications/familyGuide.htm

A Guide for Families of Commuter Students: Supporting your Student’s Success
http://www.sc.edu/fye/publications/bb/ffys/index.html

Career Coaching Guide from Career Services
http://www.memphis.edu/careerservices/Parent_Orientation.pdf


Articles

A Manual for 'Helicopter Parents' to Land Their Aircraft, By Lionel Anderson, New York Times

3 Steps to Take if Your College Student Fails a Class: Parents can be supportive when grades aren't up to par but should avoid overstepping, experts say, by Kelci Lynn Lucier, Chicago Tribune


Books

Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to College (Revised and Updated Edition)
Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller (2011)

Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years
Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger (2009)

You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years
Marjorie Savage (2009)

Getting the Best Out of College: A Professor, a Dean, & a Student Tell You How to Maximize Your Experience
Peter Feaver, Sue Wasiolek, Anne Crossman (2008)

College Survival Tips for Parents: Fostering Growth and Independence in Your Kids
Ceil Hall (2008)

25 Ways to Make College Pay Off: Advice for Anxious Parents from a Professor Who's Seen It All
Bill Coplin (2007)

The Parent's Crash Course in Career Planning: Helping your College Student Succeed
Marcia B. Harris and Sharon L. Jones (2007)

I’ll Miss You Too: An Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students
Margo E. Woodacre Bane and Stephanie Bane (2006)

Parents’ Guide to College Life: 181 Straight Answers on Everything You Can Expect Over the Next Four Years
Robin Baskin (2006)

My Freshman Year: What A Professor Learned by Becoming A Student
Rebekah Nathan (2006)

Navigating Your Freshman Year: How to Make the Leap to College Life-and Land on Your Feet
Students Helping Students (2005)

Empty Nest, Full Heart: The Journey From Home to College
Andrea Van Steenhouse (2002)

Bringing Home the Laundry: Effective Parenting for College and Beyond
Janis Brody (2001)

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