Suggested Reading

At Saint Louis University, we know that while your role as a parent or guardian may be changing, you still have an essential part to play as your son or daughter moves through their college career.

Below are several resources our staff have identified as helpful resources as you and your student transition to college.


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


+ "You’re On Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years" by Marjorie Savage


+ "Don’t Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money" by Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller


+ "The iConnected Parent: Staying Close To Your Kids In College While Letting Them Grow Up" by Barbara Hofer and Abigail Sullivan


+ "Parents’ Guide to College Life: 181 Straight Answers on Everything You Can Expect Over the Next Four Years" by Robin Raskin


+ "Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult toward Success and Self-Reliance" by Brad Sachs Palgrave