Student Assistance & Parent Service Center

Suggested Readings

  • Allen, David: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. (2002)
  • Barkin, Carol: When Your Kid Goes to College; A Parent's Survival Guide. (1999)
  • Bordon, Marian, Burlinson, Mary Anne, & Kearns, Elsie: In Addition to Tuition: The Parent's Survival Guide to the Freshman Year of College. (1995)
  • Bowen, William & Schulman, James: The Game of Life: College Sports and Educational Values. (2002)
  • Brown, Lyn & Gilligan, Carol: Meeting at the Crossroads. (1993)
  • Burroughs, Augusten: Dry: A Memoir
  • Chastain; Brandi: It's Not About the Bra: Play Hard, Play Fair and Put the Fun Back into Competitive Sports. (2004)
  • Chany, Kalman & Martz, Geoff: Paying for College Without Going Broke 2007. (2006)
  • Chidester, Jane & Macko, John: Budget Yes! 21st Century Solutions for Taking Control of Your Money Now. (1998)
  • Coburn, Karen & Treeger, Madge: Letting go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years. (4th Ed.) (2003)
  • Cole, David & Mooney, Jonathon: Learning Outside the Lines. (2000)
  • Costin, Carolyn: The Eating Disorder Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders. (1999)
  • Cureton, Jeanette & Levine, Arthur: When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today's College Student. (1998)
  • DiGeronimo, Theresa & Kadison, Richard: College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It. (2004)
  • Emmett, Rita: The Procrastinator's Handbook: Mastering the Art of Doing It Now. (2000)
  • Epstein, Joel: A Parent's Guide to Sex, Drugs, and Flunking Out: Answers to the Questions Your College Student Doesn't Want You to Ask. (2001)
  • Gibbs, George: Campus Daze: Easing the Transition from High School to College. (2003)
  • Griffin, Carolyn & With, Marian: Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About their Experiences. (1997)
  • Hallowell, Edward: Crazy Busy: Overstretched, Overbooked and About to Snap! Strategies for Handling Your Fast Paced Life. (2007)
  • Hallowell, Edward & Ratey, John: Driven to Distraction, Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adolescence. (1995)
  • Hallowell, Edward & Ratey, John: Delivered form Distraction: Getting the Most out of life with Attention Deficit Disorder. (2005)
  • Harris, Marcia & Jones, Sharon: Helping Your College Student Succeed: The Parent's Crash Course in Career Planning. (1996)
  • Hersch, Patricia: A Tribe Apart: A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence. (1999)
  • Hine, Thomas: The Rise and Fall of the American Teenager. (2000)
  • Hallowell, Edward: Worry, Hope and Help for a Common Condition. (1998)
  • Hoffa, William: Study Abroad: A Parent's Guide. (1998)
  • Jennings, Kevin & Shapiro, Pat: Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter. (2002)
  • Johnson, Helen & Schelhas-Miller, Christine: Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money. (2000)
  • Jones, Connie: She's Leaving Home: Letting Go as Daughter Goes to College. (2002)
  • Jones, Marilee & Ginsburg, Kenneth: Less, Stress, More Success: A New Approach to Guiding Your Teen Through College Admissions and Beyond. (2006)
  • Kastner, Laura & Wyatt, Jennifer: The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life. (2002)
  • Keim, Will: The Truth About College: 50 Lessons for Parents Before They Start Writing Checks. (1997)
  • Kiyosaki, Robert & Lechter, Sharon: Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-- That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not. (2000)
  • Lauer, Jeannette & Robert: How to Survive and Thrive in an Empty Nest: Reclaiming Your Life When Children Have Grown. (1999)
  • Levine, Mel: Ready or Not, here Life Comes. (2005)
  • Light, Richard: Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds. (2001)
  • MacKay, Jacqueline & Ingram, Wanda: Let the Journey Begin: A Parent's Monthly Guide to the College Experience. (2001)
  • McGarry, Kaye: A New Beginning: A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshmen. (1998)
  • Maran, Meredith: Dirty: A Search for Answers Inside America's Teenage Drug Epidemic. (2003)
  • Marcus, Eric: Is It a Choice? (1999)
  • Mullendore, Richard & Hatch, Cathie: Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents. (2000)
  • Newman, Barbara & Newman, Philip: When Kids go to College: A Parent's Guide to Changing Relationships. (1992)
  • Pasick, Patricia: Almost Grown: Launching Your Child for High School to College. (1998)
  • Piven, Joshua & Worick, Jennifer: The Worst Case Scenario Handbook: College. (2004)
  • Raskin, Robin: Parents' Guide to College Life: 181 Straight Answers on Everything You Can Expect the Next Four Years. (2006)
  • Savage, Marjorie: You're on Your Own (But I'm Here if You Need Me). (2003)
  • Siegel, Michelle: Surviving an Eating Disorder. (1997)
  • Suskind, Ron: A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League. (1999)
  • Teachman, Bethany; Schwartz, Marlene; Gordc, Bonnie & Coyle, Brenda: Helping Your Child Overcome an Eating Disorder. (2003)
  • Toth, Susan: Ivy Days: Making My Own Way Out East. (1984)
  • Twenge, Jean M.: Generation ME: Why Today's Young Americans are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled, and More Miserable than Ever Before. (2006)
  • Verhaagen, David: Parenting the Millennial Generation: Guiding Our Children Born Between 1982 and 2000. (2005)
  • Volkmann, Chris & Toren: Our Drink: Detoxing the Perfect Family. (2004)
  • Woodacre, Margo & Bane, Steffany: I'll Miss You Too: An Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students: What Will Change, What Will Not, and How We'll Stay Connected. (2006)
  • Van Steenhouse, Andrea: Empty Nest, Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College. (1998)
  • Zailckas, Koren: Smashed: The Story of a Drunken Girlhood. (2005)

Contact Info

Student Assistance and Parent Service Center
University Union, First Floor
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: PFA@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-2092
Fax: (309) 298-3338