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Resources For Parents


Resources for Parents


When Your Kid Goes to College: a Parent's Survival Guide by Carol Barkin

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

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

She's Leaving Home - Letting Go as a Daughter Goes to College by Connie Jones

Give Them Wings by Carol Kuykendall

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

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

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

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

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


Parents and Family Relations:

College Parents of America:

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

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays:

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

When your son or daughter is in crisis, encourage him or her to take advantage of all the services available on campus.

  • If your student needs help deciding on a major, recommend s/he make an appointment with Career Connection
  • For help with accommodations for ADHD, Learning disabilities, or other learning difficulties, recommend the Office of Disability Services
  • If your student is having trouble with a professor or trying to withdraw from classes, recommend s/he contact Student Advocacy
  • If you are concerned for your student's health, recommend that s/he go to Student Health Services or use the 24-hour advice nurse line
  • If you have questions about Student Health Insurance, check out the Student Health Insurance website
  • If your student needs information on health and wellness, recommend that s/he visit the Student Wellness Center in the RPAC (Rec Center)
  • If you are looking for the most updated information about the H1N1 preparations, frequently asked questions, and other useful tips on how your student can stay healthy during flu season, please check out the Flu Information website

Helpful Links

  • The Jed Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization working to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college students.