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Parent Resources

Suggested Readings

Many parents have found the following list of books helpful in preparing for and dealing with adjusting to their student's new life in college.

A New Beginning:  A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshman
By: Kaye Bernard

And Suddenly They’re Gone:  What Parents Need to Know About the Empty Nest
By: Patricia Olson

Been There Should’ve Done That
By:  Suzette Tyler

Been There Should’ve Done That:  More Tips for Making the Most of College
By:  Suzette Tyler

Confessions of a College Freshman
By:  Zach Arrington

Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to College
By: Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller

Generations
By: N. Howe and W. Strauss

Guide to the College Experience
By: Jacqueline Kiermana MacKay and Wanda Johnson

In Addition to Tuition:  The Parent’s Survival Guide to the Freshman Year
By:  Marian Edelmen Borden

Let the Journey Begin:  A Parent’s Monthly Guide to the College Experience
By: Jacqueline MacKay and Wanda Ingram

Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years
By Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger

Letting Go:  A Parent's Guide to Understanding Today’s College Experience
By Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger

Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation
By: N. Howe and W. Strauss

Millennials Go to College
By: N. Howe and W. Strauss

When Your Kids go to College: A Parent's Guide to Changing Relationships
By: Barbara Newman and Philip Newman

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

Available for purchase at the Salisbury University bookstore:

A Family Guide to Academic Advising
By: Donald C. Smith and Virginia N. Gordon

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Websites:

 

Alcohol and Drug Prevention:  The Parent Connection

(The U.S. Department of Education)

http://www.higheredcenter.org/parents/

 

College Parents of America

www.collegeparents.org

 

Maryland Higher Education Commission

http://www.mhec.state.md.us/

 

The Century Council

Talking to your student about drinking in college  

http://centurycouncil.org/lib/downloads/parents.pdf

 

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

Guidance for navigating the financial aid process for college  

http://www.nasfaa.org/redesign/parentsstudents.html