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Tips for Parents

Preparing Your Son or Daughter For College

Your son or daughter has graduated from high school and is moving on to the next phase in his or her life: college. Naturally, as a parent, this will bring up many different thoughts and feelings. Perhaps this is your first child moving away. If this is your last child, the empty nest is looming. Maybe you're nostalgic for your own "college days" or no one in your family has traveled this road before. No matter what your circumstance, you are likely thinking of how to make this transition to go smoothly for your son or daughter and for your family.

Useful Tips and Links to Help You and Your Student With the Transition:

College Parents of America (Organization Website)

Tips For Preparing Your Student For College

Helping Your Student with the Transition from High School to College

 Talking to your Son or Daughter about Alcohol

General Guidelines for Parents of Students with Disabilities
       Find out the process for receiving services and the changing role of the student and parent upon entering college.

 Where the Textbook Dollar Goes
       A break down of how each dollar is spent. (PDF)

Books of Interest:

Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Sent Money:  The Essential Parenting Guide to The College Years, Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller, 2000

You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me):  Mentoring Your Child During the College Years, Marjorie Savage, 2003

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