Other Resources


When Your Kid Goes to College: a Parent’s Survival Guide, Carol Barkin

You’re on your own (But I’m here if you Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years, Helen E. Johnson

Been There, Should Have Done That II: More Tips for Making the Most of College, Suzette Tyler

She’s Leaving Home – Letting Go as a Daughter Goes to College, Connie Jones

Give Them Wings, Carol Kuykendall

Empty Nest, Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College, Andrea Van Steerhouse

How to Survive and Thrive in an Empty Nest: Reclaiming Your Life When Your Children Have Grown, Jeanette C. Lauer

Almost Grown: Launching Your Child From High School to College, Patricia Pasick

Becoming a Wise Parent for Your Grown Child: How to Give Love and Support without Meddling, Betty Frain, Ph.D & Eileen M. Clegg

I’ll Miss You Too: An Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students, Margo E. Woodacre Bane & Stephanie Bane


For Parents of LGBTQ+ Students

Beyond Acceptance: Parents of lesbians and gays talk about their experiences, C.W. Griffin, M.J. Wirth, & A.J. Wirth

Now that you know: A Parent’s guide to understanding their gay and lesbian children, Updated Edition, Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward

True Selves: Understanding transsexualism–For families, friends, coworkers, and helping professionals, Mildred L. Brown and Chloe Ann Rounsely


For Parents of Students with Autism or Asperger Syndrome

Realizing the college dream with autism or asperger syndrome: A parent’s guide to student success, Ann Palmer



College Parents of America 

National Resource Center for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

The U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Guide for Parents of Student with Disabilities (University of Texas-Austin) 

Starting College: A Guide for Parents