Letting Go (Fourth Edition): A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years

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Harper Collins, Apr 1, 2003 - Education - 448 pages
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This bestselling guide, read by hundreds of thousands of parents over the past decade, is now better than ever, newly revised and completely updated. Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, Letting Go offers compassionate, practical, and up-to-the-minute information to help parents with the emotional and social changes of the college years.

  • When should parents encourage independence?
  • When should they intervene?
  • What issues of identity and intimacy await students?
  • What are normal feelings of disorientation and loneliness for students—and for parents?
  • What is different about today’s college environment?
  • What new concerns about safety, health and wellness, and stress will affect incoming classes?

These important issues and more are addressed with wise advice and time-tested counsel in Letting Go -- a realistic and reassuring source for meeting the challenges ahead, from the senior year in high school through college graduation.

  

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Contents

College Life Today
32
Academic Life and the College Scene
211
In and Out of Your Life
275
Sophomore Slump and the Years Beyond
325
The End Is the Beginning
375
Resources for Parents and Students
396
Notes
406
Bibliography
412
Acknowledgments
420
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Karen Levin Coburn is the Senior Consultant in Residence and former Assistant Vice Chancellor for Students at Washington University in St. Louis.

Treeger a longtime member of the Washington University Counseling Services, is now in private practice.

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