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

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

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ISBN-13: 9780062400567
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 187,596
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.05(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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition xiii

Part I The College Experience

1 Letting Go 3

2 Some Things Never Change: The Search for Identity, Independence, and Intimacy 11

3 Some Things Do Change: College Life Today 32

Part II A Parents' Guide: From Start to Finish

4 Great Expectations 97

5 Ready, Set, Go: The Departure 141

6 Orientation and Disorientation 189

7 The Freshman Year: Academic Life and the College Scene 221

8 In and Out of Your Life 281

9 Sophomore Slump and the Years Beyond 330

10 The End Is the Beginning 378

Resources for Parents and Students 399

Notes 411

Bibliography 417

Acknowledgments 425

Index 427

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