Letting Go (Fifth Edition): A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years

Letting Go (Fifth Edition): A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061665738
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Edition description: Fifth
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 621,307
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 4.00(d)

About the Author

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

Madge Lawrence Treeger is a psychotherapist and a longtime member of the Washington University Counseling Service.

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Louise Losos

“As a high school principal, I find Letting Go to be an invaluable resource. Written in a humorous and accessible style, it answers the questions ‘What happens next and how can you deal with it?’”

Patricia A. Whitely

“Filled with practical and up-to-date information, Letting Go is must-reading for parents embarking on this next stage of life with their soon-to-be college students. Undoubtedly, the best guide available today.”

Ben Lieber

“A sensitive, informative and well-written guide to help parents know what their children are getting into when they leave for college. Full of practical advice and psychological insight, it’s a better antidote than Valium for the anxieties parents feel as they prepare to let their children go.”

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Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JeanM More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.