It’s that time of year again when the children are back in school and for school-age children and even high schooler’s, that means that parents are probably doing a little bit of a happy dance…don’t deny it, you’re a little excited even if you don’t want to admit it.

But what about the parents of kids in college? ESPECIALLY freshmen college students who have recently left the nest for the first time?! In the excitement and chaos that came with packing up their new college student and getting them off safely, no one stopped to think about the parents and how hard it must have been to see their children leave! even posted an article recently about our former POTUS, Barack Obama, and how he cried when Malia left for college. The Secret Service would likely deny any knowledge of this but Barack came out and said,

“I dropped off Malia at college, and…it was a little bit like open-heart surgery. I was proud that I did not cry in front of her.  But on the way back, the Secret Service was off, looking straight ahead, pretending they weren’t hearing me as I sniffled and blew my nose. It was rough.”

You can read the full article here but I would imagine that a lot of parents can relate and while those with younger children in school look forward to a little, teeny bit of extra free time to get things done, those with college students are probably scrambling….looking for anything and everything that they can do to get their mind off of their son/daughter being gone.

So today, you are in luck. We have listed below the top 3 books that will help you cope, understand and make the most of the time that you spend away from your (all grown up) little baby!

Check them out below at for next to nothing so that you can keep your emotions AND your wallet in-tact until Christmas break!! YAY!!

1) Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years by Helen E. Johnson

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2) You’re On Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me) by Marjorie Savage

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3) Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn

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One comment on “Parents Survival Guide While Kids Are Away at College…”Sniffle, Sniffle”…

  • Discover Books

    Thank you for your comment. This post is several years old and was written by a different author. We will go back to the older content and remake it in the near future. Thank you for pointing this out.

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