Recommended Reading for Parents

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Recommended Reading for Parents

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

NACE

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
2008

* Empowering Parents of First-Year College Students: A Guide for Success
Richard Mullendore & Leslie Banahan
2007

* A Guide for Families of Commuter Students: Supporting Your Student's Success
Cathie Hatch & Tracy L. Skipper
2004

* A Family Guide to Academic Advising
Donald C. Smith & Virginia N. Gordon
2008

* 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
2007

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 
2004

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

Margo E. Woodacre Bane & Steffany Bane
Sourcebooks, Inc. 
2006

Parents' Guide to College Life: 181 Straight Answers on Everything You Can Expect Over the Next Four Years
Robin Raskin
Princeton Review 
2006

Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years
Karen Levin Coburn
Harper Paperbacks 
2009

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

Marjorie Savage
Fireside 
2009

The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life
Jennifer Wyatt & Laura Kastner
Three Rivers Press 
2002

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

Bill Coplin
Amacom 
2007

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