Where am I?
Suggested Reading for Families
: Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence
This book provides guidance for the transition from high school to college.
Your Kid Goes to College: Carol Barkin
This book provides support, reassurance and helpful tips for handling this inevitable but difficult separation.
Concerns in College Student Mental Health:
Leighton C. Whitaker
This book serves as a guide for parents about how your parent/child relationship will change while your child is at college. It also explains why the change occurs and provides suggestions on how to cope with this potentially difficult time.
Hope & Fear Collide
: Arthur Levine
& Jeanette Cureton
This book describes the positive change in the attitudes of college students from the 1980’s and 1990’s; today’s students are more optimistic about life and the differences they can make in the world.
On Your Own (but I’m here if you need me)
This book is written by the Director of the Parent Program at the University of Michigan. It addresses the months before your student will leave for college and the social and academic adjustments that your student will face. One feature of this book that is useful is the college calendar in the back; it highlights some of the issues that your student might face in each year of his/her college career.
When Kids go to College
Barbara & Phillip Newman
This book allows for students and parents to think about college as not only educational but also as a time for social and emotional discovery.
Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money
Helen Johnson & Christine Schelhas-Miller
This book contains useful tips on how to prepare you and your child on what to expect when they are getting ready to go off to college, what you can do to help your student adjust to the ‘norms’ of the first-year experience, what you can do to adjust when you have just gotten used to the "empty nest" and your student comes home, and what you can expect from your student’s university or college.