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First and Second Year Experience


Suggested Reading

At St. Ambrose University, we not only strive to ensure that your student has a smooth transition into college life as an Ambrosian, but we also extend resources to help you as a parent to transition as well. We hope that the suggested reading serve as another resource of additional support, advice, and guidance during this time.

College Success Guaranteed 2.0: 5 Rules for Parents
By Malcolm Gauld
(Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2014)

Navigating the Road to College: A Handbook for Parents
By Kris Hintz and Deborah Ernst
(CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011)

Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years (5th edition)
By Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger
(Harper, 2009)

I'll Miss You Too: An Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students
By Margo E. Woodacre Bane and Steffany Bane
(Sourcebooks, Inc., 2006)

Navigating Your Freshman Year: How to Make the Leap to College Life - and Land on Your Feet
By Student for Students
(Prentice Hall Press, 2005)

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

She's Leaving Home: Letting Go as Daughter Goes to College
By Connie Jones
(Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2002)

Empty Nest...Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College
By Andrea Van Steenhouse, PhD.
(Simpler Life Press, 2002)

The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life
by Laura Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt
(Three Rivers Press, 2002)

Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years
By Helen E. Johnson & Christine Schelhas-Miller
(St. Martin's Press, 2000)

When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents' Survival Guide
By Carol Barkin
(Harper, 1999)