Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, Letting Go offers compassionate, practical, and up-to-the minute information to help parents with the emotional and social changes of the college years.
• 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?
The sixth edition features updated research on admissions and finances; identity and student development; student attitudes, including political and social views; health concerns and behaviors; use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs; choices of majors and careers; religious and spiritual beliefs and practices. This edition also includes examples of new programs and practices on campus that address growing concerns about mental health; safety and security; and sustainability; as well as new opportunities for international study, undergraduate research, interdisciplinary majors, and increased interaction with faculty.
“Very practical with lots of nuts and bolts illustrations of how to deal with concrete situations.”-John N. Gardner, National Center for the Freshman-Year Experience