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Parent & Family Resources

Recommended Books for Parents & Families in Transition

Below you will find books and resources that discuss the transition issues faced by many parents and families of traditional college students. We have developed this list in an effort to partner with parents and families and support the variety of concerns or questions families may have as their student develops through the stages of late adolescence and early adulthood. As new research and literature is released, we will review and update these sources accordingly.

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Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years (5th edition)

By Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger

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Let the Journey Begin: A Parent's Monthly Guide to the College Experience

By Jacqueline Kiernan MacKay and Wanda Johnson Ingram

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