Letting Go (Fifth Edition) [NOOK Book]

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For more than a decade Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with 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. Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, this indispensable book has been updated and revised, offering even more compassionate, practical, and ...

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Letting Go (Fifth Edition)

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Overview

For more than a decade Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with 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. Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, this indispensable book has been updated and revised, offering even more compassionate, practical, and up-to-the-minute information.

  • When should parents encourage independence?
  • When should they intervene?
  • What issues of identity and intimacy await students?
  • What are normal feelings of disorientation and loneliness for students—and for parents?
  • What is different about today's college environment?
  • What new concerns about safety, health and wellness, and stress will affect incoming classes?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061864063
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/17/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 98,612
  • File size: 618 KB

Meet the Author

Karen Levin Coburn is the Senior Consultant in Residence and former Assistant Vice Chancellor for Students at Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • Posted December 12, 2009

    A must read for parents sending their child off to college

    I read this book when oldest child was in a senior in high school. Since then, I've been giving it as a gift to friends as they prepare to send one of their children off too. It takes you through the emotional journey that both you and your child will go through leading up to their departure & the years that they are away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    I enjoyed the book.  It described what to expect throughout your

    I enjoyed the book.  It described what to expect throughout your child's college years.  I was hoping for information on how to survive my 
    child's college years.  Advice on the best way to "let go" but really didn't find much.  Again, a good read but not quite what I was expecting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    A must read for parents of high school students.

    A must read for parents of high school students who are planning for college. Much of the information is difficult if you are in denial about your child growing up and leaving the nest. Parents need to know that a child graduating from college is evidence of their love and support. Even if much tears are shed with letting them go.

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    Posted January 18, 2013

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