Publications for Parents


Stressed Years of Our LivesThe Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years

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.



Roommate Book ImageThe Naked Roommate: For Parents Only: Calling, Not Calling, Roommates, Relationships, Friends, Finances, and Everything Else That Really Matters when Your Child Goes to College

Harlan Cohen

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 college experience


Letting Go Bookcover ImageLetting 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 Boo CoverParenting 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 consequences.


The Teenage Brain BookcoverThe Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults

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 teachers.




Ready or Not BookcoverReady 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 BookcoverYou're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years

Marjorie Savage

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