Recommended Reading for Parents and Guardians

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  • You’re on Your Own (but I’m here if you need me), Marjorie Savage
  • When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parent’s Survival Guide, Carol Barkin
  • Chicken Soup for the College Soul, Jack Canfield
  • The Truth about College: 50 Lessons for Parents Before They Start Writing Checks, Will Keim
  • Empty Nest, Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College, Andrea Van Steenhouse
  • Roadways to Success, James C. Williamson
  • 100 Things Every College Freshman Ought to Know, William Disbro
  • The Education of Character: Lessons For Beginners, Will Keim
  • Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College, Patricia Pasick
  • Student Success: How to Succeed in College and Still Have Time for Your Friends, Al Siebert and Timothy Walter
  • The University in Your Life, Jeffrey Gordon
  • Becoming a Master Student, David Ellis
  • Campus Daze: Easing the Transition From High School to College, George Gibbs
  • Your College Experience, John N. Gardner and A. Jerome Jewler
  • Been There, Should’ve Done That II: More Tips for Making the Most of College, Suzette Tyler
  • College 101: A First Year Reader, John D. Lawry
  • Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years, Karen Madge and Lawrence Levin
  • In Addition to Tuition: A Parent’s Survival Guide to Freshman Year of College, Maria Adelman Barden, Mary Anne Burlinson, and Elisie R. Kearns