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Blogs, Books, and Podcasts


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

“Launched on the CBS Early Show and featured in the Los Angeles Times, People, and the Chicago Tribune, among other major media, The iConnected Parent is the first book to present groundbreaking information and interviews on how much is too much connection between parents and kids in the college years and beyond.” - Amazon 

Letting Go, Sixth Edition: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years
by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger 

“For more than a decade, Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children's college years—from the senior year in high school through college graduation”. - Amazon

When Likes Aren't Enough: Using the science of happiness to find meaning and connection in a modern world
by Tim Bono

“An Introduction to Happiness tackles the ever-popular subject of happiness and well-being, but reframes it for a younger reader struggling with Instagram envy and high-stakes testing, college rejections and helicopter parents. Professor of positive psychology Dr. Tim Bono distills his most popular college course on the science of happiness into creative, often counterintuitive, strategies for young adults to lead happier, more fulfilling lives.” - Amazon

The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only. A Parent's Guide to the New College Experience
by Harlan Cohen

“The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only is a witty and wise survival guide for everything you need to know about the college experience. Harlan Cohen, America's most trusted college transition expert, delivers the best advice, facts, stats, tips, and stories from parents, students, and experts across the country to ensure that you and your child will have an incredible and meaningful college experience.” - Amazon

First Year Student to First Year Success:  21 Things You NEED to Know When Starting College
by Tom Krieglstein, Melissa Ruiz, Sabina De Matteo, and Lia Rothschild

“This book is perfect for any college freshman or graduating high school student going off to college who is ready to make the most of their college experience, beyond what you might hear at orientation.  This book is a combination of the super-secret insider tips to college success that either the authors learned themselves or kept hearing from students after working with them for over 15 years.” - Amazon 

The Alumni Factor: A Revolution in College Rankings
by the Alumni Factor

“Most college and university ranking guides give insight into who comes into the college. The Alumni Factor is more interested in who comes out.” - Amazon 
Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years
by Helen E. Johnson        

“With straightforward practicality and using humorous and helpful case examples and dialogues, Don’t Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money helps parents lay the groundwork for a new kind of relationship so that they can help their child more effectively handle everything they’ll encounter during their college years.” - Amazon 

How to Raise an Adult
by Julie Lythcott-Haims

“Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings--and of special value to parents of teens--this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.” - Amazon 

Your Turn: How to Be an Adult
by Julie Lythcott-Haims

“Being an adult, it turns out, is not about any particular checklist; it is, instead, a process, one you can get progressively better at over time―becoming more comfortable with uncertainty and gaining the knowhow to keep going. Once you begin to practice it, being an adult becomes the most complicated yet also the most abundantly rewarding and natural thing. And Julie Lythcott-Haims is here to help readers take their turn.” - Amazon 

The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years
by Dr. B. Janet Hibbs and Dr. Anthony Rostain 

“From two leading child and adolescent mental health experts comes a guide for the parents of every college and college-bound student who want to know what’s normal mental health and behavior, what’s not, and how to intervene before it’s too late.” - Amazon