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Parents' Guide to College

The Algonquin Area Public Library District has a list of books available for check-out that help parents of college-bound students prepare for the journey.

Going to college is a process for students and parents alike.  The Algonquin Area Public Library District has a list of books available for check-out that help parents of college-bound students prepare for the journey.

Check-out one of these books, visit www.aapld.org to search the Library's catalog for more items, or come into the Library and ask a Librarian at the Adult Services Desk to assist you with finding the items you need.

Getting Into College: 

Parent’s Guide to College and Careers: How to Help, Not Hover

By Barbara Cooke - Find it in the Library @ Call # 378.198 COO

This practical resource helps parents guide their children toward college and occupation choices relevant to today’s economy, without micromanaging or hounding.

 

Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College

By Andrew Ferguson - Find it in the Library @ Call # 378.161 FER

Andrew Ferguson's wildly entertaining memoir of his absurd experience trying to do all the right things to get his son into college.

 

College Admissions Together: It Takes a Family

By Steven Roy Goodman - Find it in the Library @ Call # 378.161 GOO

College Admissions Together explains key aspects of today's college admissions process for both parents and students. It is also a guide to healthy family relationships during the college admissions process.

 

Ready for Take-Off: Preparing your Teen with ADHD or LD for College

By Theresa Maitland - Find it in the Library @ Call # 371.94 MAI

Using college readiness surveys and handy worksheets, parents can objectively determine if they are playing a productive or nonproductive role in their teenager's life and learn ways to promote self-determination, daily living and academic skills by using the time in high school to help their teen be ready for take-off.

 

What High Schools Don’t Tell You: 300+ Secrets to Make your Kid Irresistible to Colleges by Senior Year

By Elizabeth Wissner-Gross - Find it in the Library @ Call # 378.161 WIS

Reveals 250 strategies to help parents stack the admissions deck in their kid's favor, gleaned from Wissner-Gross's expertise and from interviews with parents of outstandingly high achievers-strategies that most high school guidance counselors, principals, and teachers simply don't know to share. From identifying exactly which academic credentials will wow an admissions committee to which summer programs and extra-curriculars can turn an ordinary applicant into a must-have.

 

I’m Going to College – Not You!: Surviving the College Search with your Child

Find it in the Library @ Call # 378.198 IM

A resource for parents, written by parents who’ve been in their shoes

 

Letting Go:

The Prepared Parent’s Operational Manual: Sending Your Child to College

By Marie Pinak Carr - Find it in the Library @ Call # 378.198 CAR

Marie and her three college daughters have written an indispensable, easy-to-read book for transitioning to college, and explain everything that parents need to know but most colleges won't be telling them.


Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years

By Karen Levin Coburn - Find it in the Library @ Call # 378.198 COB

Valuable insights, information, comfort, and guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children's college years--from the senior year in high school through college graduation.

 

Parents' Guide to College Life:

The Happiest Kid on Campus: A Parent's Guide to the Very Best College Experience

By Harlan Cohen - Find it in the Library @ Call # 378.198 COH

The Happiest Kid on Campus is a witty and wise guide to everything you need to know about the college experience.

 

The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only : A Parent's Guide to the New College Experience

By Harlan Cohen - Find it in the Library @ Call # 378.198 COH

The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only is a witty and wise guide to everything you need to know about the college experience.

 

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

By William D. Coplin - Find it in the Library @ Call # 378.01 COP

Your child needs guidance, and you can provide it. This book is designed to be an easy to use, step-by-step guide to help you help your children use their college to prepare for a satisfying career.

 

Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years

By Helen Johnson - Find it in the Library @ Call # 649.125 JOH

Prepares parents for the issues that they will encounter during their children's college years.

 

You’re on Your Own (But I’m Here if you Need Me): Mentoring your Child during the College Years

By Marjorie SavageFind it in the Library @ Call # 378. 198 SAV

Realistic and practical advice for parents of college-age kids.  Parents whose kids are away at college have a tough tightrope to walk: they naturally want to stay connected to their children, yet they also need to let go.

 

 

 

 

 



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