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Resources for Parents

There are some great resources available for parents who are sending their children off to college for the first time.

Books:

  • How to Survive Your Freshman Year by Mark W. Bernstein (Editor)
  • When Your Kid Goes to College; A Parent's Survival Guide by Carol Barkin
  • Navigating Your Freshman Year by Allison Lombardo
  • The Best 351 Colleges (2004 Edition) by Robert Franek
  • Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years by Helen E. Johnson
  • Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years, Third Edition by Karen Levin Coburn

Websites:

U.S. Department of Education's "Preparing Your Child for College: A Resource Book for Parents": http://www.ed.gov/pubs/Prepare/index.html

U.S. Department of Education's "Getting Ready for College Early": http://www.ed.gov/pubs/GettingReadyCollegeEarly/index.html

The College Board's Resources for Parents: http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/plan/0,,703-0-0-0,00.html

"College is Possible" by the American Council on Education: http://www.collegeispossible.org/

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