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College Survival Tips for Parents: Fostering Growth and Independence in Your Kids
Ceil Hall (2008)

Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years
Helen Johnson; Christine Schelhas-Miller (2000)

Empty Nest ... Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College
Andrea Van Steenhouse (2002)

Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult toward Success and Self-Reliance
Brad Sachs (2010)

Getting the Best Out of College: A Professor, a Dean, & a Student Tell You How to Maximize Your Experience
Peter Feaver, Sue Wasiolek, Anne Crossman (2008)

Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard
Thomas Vander Ven (2011)

Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed
Richard H.; Hatch, Cathie Mullendore (2000)

I'll Miss You Too: An Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students
Margo E. Woodacre Bane, Steffany Bane (2006)

Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding The College Years
Karen Coburn & Madge Treeger (2009)

Millennials Go to College: Strategies for a New Generation on Campus
William Strauss and Neil Howe (2003)

My Freshman Year: What A Professor Learned by Becoming A Student
Rebekah Nathan (2005)

Navigating Your Freshman Year: How to Make the Leap to College Life-and Land on Your Feet
Students Helping Students (2005)

Parents' Guide to College Life: 181 Straight Answers on Everything You Can Expect Over the Next Four Years
Robin Raskin (2006)

The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up  
Barbara K. Hofer and Abigail Sullivan Moore (2011)

When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents' Survival Guide
Carol Barkin (1999)

You're On Your Own (But I'm Here if You Need Me) : Mentoring Your Child During the College Years
Marjorie Savage (2003)