Family at graduation

Books & Articles

Parent and Family Relations

Parenting (or supporting) college students is not for the faint-of-heart! It takes patience, understanding, and compassion while also standing your ground. Acknowledging these challenges, we have gathered the following books and articles that may help you to guide your Pacer.   

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Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money by Helen E. Johnson & Christine Schelhas-Miller

The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only by Harlan Cohen

Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger

50 Tips for Parents of College Students by Alan Farber and Linda O’Brien

"Parenting Secrets of a College Professor" by Kathleen Volk Miller

"ICE Requirement Explained" by Alaine Sullivan