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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

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


College Parents Matter: Have the Conversation

(The Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems)

Alcohol and Drug Prevention:  The Parent Connection

(The U.S. Department of Education)

College Parents of America

Maryland Higher Education Commission

The Century Council

Talking to your student about drinking in college

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

Guidance for navigating the financial aid process for college

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