Helpful Books and Articles

Helpful Books and Articles

Sending your child off to college is also a transition period for you, as a parent, and not just your child. There are many resources available to assist you with this exciting time in their, and your, life.

  • How to Raise an Adult, by Julie Lythcott-Haims
  • Emerging Adulthood, by Jeffrey Arnett

A curated list of helpful books from the University of Washington:

  • Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College, by Patricia Pasick
  • Don’t Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years, by Helen Johnson
  • Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years, by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Teeger
  • The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life, by Laura Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt
  • When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parent’s Survival Guide, by Carol Barkin
  • The Parent’s Crash Course in Career Planning, by Marcia B. Harris and Sharon L. Jones
  • You’re On Your Own (but I’m here if you need me): Mentoring Your Child during the College Years, by Marjorie Savage
  • A New Beginning: A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshmen, by Kaye B. McGary
  • Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation, by Neil Howe and William Strauss
  • The Truth About College: 50 Lessons for Parents Before They Start Writing Checks, by Will Keim
  • When Kids Go to College: A Parents Guide to Changing Relationships, by Barbara Newman and Philip Newman

Please let us know if there is a book, article or video that you found helpful, and might be useful to other parents.