Redefining the Classroom

Books and Guides

Here is a list of books and guides that can be helpful, especially during this time of your life.

Note: This list is by no means comprehensive nor does it suggest that the items included are recommended or endorsed by LSSU.

A New Chapter:  How Parents Fit Into Their Students’ Lives at College.
8-page pamphlet published by PaperClip Communications

133 Ways to Avoid Going Cuckoo When the Kids Fly the Nest: A Parent’s Guide for Surviving the Empty Nest Syndrome
Lauren Schaffer and Sandy Fleischl Wasserman (2001)

Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College, 2 nd Ed.
Patricia Pasick (1998)

Becoming a Wise Parent for Your Grown Child: How to Give Love and Support Without Meddling
Ph.D. Betty Frain and Eileen M. Clegg (1997)

Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health
Dianne Hales and Robert E. Hales (1995)

The College Parent's Guide To Savings...Of Time, Money & Aggravation
Elaine Cloonan Osmanski (2000)

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

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

Empty-Nest Parenting: Adjusting Your Stewardship As Your Children Leave Home
Richard M. Eyre, Linda Eyre and Saren Eyre Loosli (2002)

The Empty Nest: When Children Leave Home
Shelley Bovey (1995)

Give Them Wings
Carol Kuykendall (1998)

Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents
Richard H. Mullendore (2000, out of print, limited availability)

How to Survive and Thrive in an Empty Nest: Reclaiming Your Life When Your Children Have Grown
Jeanette Lauer, Robert Lauer and Robert H. Lauer (1999)

In Addition to Tuition: The Parents' Survival Guide to Freshman Year of College
Marian Edelman Borden, Mary Anne Burlinson, and Elsie R. Kearns (1995)

The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior to College Life
Laura Kastner and Jennifer Fugett Wyatt (2002)

Let the Journey Begin: A Parent’s Monthly Guide to the College Experience
Jacqueline MacKay and Wanda Ingram (2001)

Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years, 4 th Ed.
Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger (2003)

A New Beginning: A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshmen
Kaye Bernard and M.Ed McGarry (2001)

Parenting Your Adult Child: How You Can Help Them Achieve Their Full Potential
Ross Campbell, Gary Chapman and Gary D. Chapman (1999)

She’s Leaving Home: Letting Go As Daughter Goes to College
Connie Jones (2002)

Smart-Start: A Survival Guide for First Year College Students (and Their Parents, Too)
CD-ROM by College Survival Guides (2004)

The Ultimate College Survival Guide
Janet Farrar Worthington and Ronald T. Farrar (1998)

When Kids Go to College: A Parents Guide to Changing Relationships
Barbara M. Newman and Philip R. Newman (1992)

When Your Kid Goes to College; A Parent's 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)

Books for Parents to Give to Your Student

As You Leave Home: Parting Thoughts from a Loving Parent
Jerry B. Jenkins (1998)

Beating the College Blues
Paul Grayson, Paul A. Grayson, Phil Meilman and Philip W. Meilman (1999)

Been There, Should've Done That II : More Tips for Making the Most of College
Suzette Tyler (2001)

College 101 : The Book Your College Does Not Want You To Read
Guy Stevens and Frank Halub (Illustrator) (1998)

College Rules!: How to Study, Survive and Succeed in College
Sherrie L. Nist, Jodi Patrick Holschuh and Sherrie Nist (2002)

Confessions of a College Freshman: A Survival Guide for Dorm Life, Biology Lab, the Cafeteria, and Other First-Year Adventures
Zach Arrington (2001)

The Everything College Survival Book; From Social Life to Study Skills-Everything You Need To Know To Fit Right In-Before You're a Senior!
Jason Rich (1997)

Getting Ready for College : Everything You Need to Know Before You GoFrom Bike Locks to Laundry Baskets, Financial Aid to Health Care
Polly Berent and The Princeton Review (2003)

How to Survive Your Freshman Year (Hundreds of Heads Survival Guide)
Hundreds of Heads (Editor) (2004)

 Navigating Your Freshman Year (Students Helping Students series)
Allison Lombardo (2003)

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College
Harlan Cohen (2005)

The Real Freshman Handbook: A Totally Honest Guide to Life on Campus
Jennifer Hanson (2002)

Where's Dad Now That I Need Him
Kent P. Frandsen (2003)

Where's Mom Now That I Need Her: Surviving Away from Home
Kathryn J. Frandsen, Kent P. Frandsen and Betty Rae Frandsen (2003)