Publications for Parents
College Ready 2023
The first year of college is full of excitement and uncertainty for students and parents.The
2023 college experience will be different from anything a parent might have experienced
themselves, or anything they have experienced with other children, as each college
student’s journey is unique. Sending a student to college can change your family dynamics,
your household structure, and the way you spend your time and money. And there are
additional unknowns as students begin college in 2023. Incoming college students have
experienced academic disruption with COVID-19 and may not fully understand how to
manage their time, and the study skills needed for college-level work.
College Ready 2023 is edited by Chelsea Petree, Ph.D., who is the Director of Parent and Family Programs
at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Each contributor to College Ready 2023 is a current or former college administrator who has worked extensively with parents
and families of students. They are all members of AHEPPP: Family Engagement in Higher
Education, the only professional association in the world dedicated to parent/family
involvement in the college experience.
The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their
Dr. B. Janet Hibbs & Dr. Anthony Rostain
From two leading child and adolescent mental health experts comes a guide for the
parents of every college and college-bound student who want to know what’s normal
mental health and behavior, what’s not, and how to intervene before it’s too late.
The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only: Calling, Not Calling, Roommates, Relationships,
Friends, Finances, and Everything Else That Really Matters when Your Child Goes to
If your child is starting life in college, there's a surprise around every corner...But
that doesn't mean you can't be prepared! The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only is a
witty and wise guide to everything you need to know about the college experience.
Harlan Cohen delivers advice, facts, stats, tips, and stories from parents, students,
and experts to ensure that you and your child will have an incredible and meaningful
Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years
Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger
For more than a decade, Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with
valuable insights, information, comfort, and guidance throughout the emotional and
social changes of their children's college years—from the senior year in high school
through college graduation.
Parenting to a Degree: How Family Matters for College Women's Success
Laura T. Hamilton
In this book, sociologist Laura T. Hamilton illuminates the lives of young women and
their families to ask just what role parents play during the crucial college years.
Hamilton ultimately argues that successfully navigating many colleges and universities
without involved parents is nearly impossible, and that schools themselves are increasingly
dependent on active parents for a wide array of tasks, with intended and unintended
The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young
by Frances E Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt
Renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains
of teenagers, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for teens, parents and
Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World
Madeline Levine, PhD
The New York Times bestselling author of The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well explores how today’s parenting techniques and our myopic educational system are failing
to prepare children for their certain-to-be-uncertain future—and how we can reverse
course to ensure their lasting adaptability, resilience, health and happiness.
You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the
The essential guidebook on helping today’s college parents be appropriately involved
in their children’s lives, now fully revised and updated to include the Great Recession,
shifts in technology, and changes in higher education policy and practices. This book
is full of strategies and tips that will help parents create a supportive partnership
responsive to both their kids’ needs and their own.
Great Jobs Great Lives: A Study of More than 30,000 College Graduates Across the U.S., The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report
Bye-Bye Birdies: Sending The Kids Away to College, By Claire Potter, Chronicle of Higher Education
'Snowplow parents' overly involved in college students' lives, By Bella English, The Boston Globe
A Manual for 'Helicopter Parents' to Land Their Aircraft, By Lionel Anderson, New York Times