Recommended Reading for Parents

Recommended Reading for Parents

(From the University of South Carolina's Career Center's Web site)


The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has an excellent career development Web site for college students and their parents.

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Further Reading

To further assist you in helping your student with the college transition and career development, a list of recommended publications follows.

The Decade After High School: A Parent's Guide - CERIC
Cathy Campbell, Michael Ungar, & Peggy Dutton

* Empowering Parents of First-Year College Students: A Guide for Success
Richard Mullendore & Leslie Banahan

* A Guide for Families of Commuter Students: Supporting Your Student's Success
Cathie Hatch & Tracy L. Skipper

* A Family Guide to Academic Advising
Donald C. Smith & Virginia N. Gordon

* All three of the above books may be found at:
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
University of South Carolina

The Parent's Crash Course in Career Planning: Helping Your College Student Succeed
Sharon Jones & Marcia Harris

Career Coaching Your Kids: Guiding Your Child Through the Process of Career Discovery
David H. Montross, Theresa E. Kane & Robert J. Ginn, Jr.
Nicholas Brealey Publishing 

I'll Miss You Too: An Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students

Margo E. Woodacre Bane & Steffany Bane
Sourcebooks, Inc. 

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

Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years
Karen Levin Coburn
Harper Paperbacks 

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

Marjorie Savage

The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life
Jennifer Wyatt & Laura Kastner
Three Rivers Press 

25 Ways to Make College Pay Off: Advice for Anxious Parents from a Professor
Who's Seen It All

Bill Coplin

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