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Recommended Reading

There are many resources available to guide parents and students through the college journey. A few of these are listed below:

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A Parents' Guide to the Christian College

A handbook for parents sending their kids off to Christian colleges and universities, offering insight into the academic and spiritual landscape that students enter and that parents need to understand.

A Parents' Guide to the Christian College: Supporting Your Child’s Mind and Spirit During the College Years. T. Ream, T. Herrmann, C. Trudeau, 2011.


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A New Beginning

ANew Beginning: A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshman. K.B. McGarry,M.Ed., 2001.
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Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money

Don’tTell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to theCollege Years. H.E. Johnsons, C. Schelhas-Miller, 2000.
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Empty Nest...Full Heart


Empty Nest…. Full Heart: The JourneyFrom Home to College. A.V. Steenhouse, Ph.D., 1998.


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Give Them Wings

GiveThem Wings. C. Kuykendall, 1998. 

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The Happiest Kid on Campus

HappiestKid on Campus: A Parent’s Guide to the Very Best College Experience (for Youand Your Child). H. Cohen, 2010.
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I'll Miss You Too

I’llMiss You Too: An Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students: What WillChange, What Will Not, and How We’ll Stay Connected. M. Woodacre and S. Bane,2006.
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Letting Go

LettingGo: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years. K.L. Coburn, M.L.Treeger, 2003.
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Making the Most of College

Makingthe Most of College. R. Light, 2004.
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Millennials Rising

MillennialsRising: The Next Great Generation. N. Howe, W. Strauss, 2000.
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The Prepared Parent's Operational Manual

PreparedParent’s Operational Manual. M. Pinak Carr, 2008.
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The Educated Student

TheEducated Student: Getting the Most Out of Your College Years. R. Labunski,2003.
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What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College

Whatto Expect When Your Child Leaves for College: A Complete Guide for Parents. M.Spohn, 2008.
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You’re on Your Own

You’reon Your Own (But I’m Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During theCollege Years. M. Savage, 2003.
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