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.