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Letting Go, Sixth Edition
A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years
Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger

Based on research and real life experience, and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, Letting Go, Sixth Edition has been updated and revised to offer even more insightful, practical, and up-to-date information. In this era of constant communication, this edition tackles the challenge facing parents: finding the balance between staying connected and letting go.

With its workshop guides and downloadable tips for parents and students, Letting Go answers the questions your students' parents have as their children enter college:

• 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?  

A timeless resource, Letting Go, Sixth Edition, is an indispensable book that parents can depend on and turn to for all of their questions and concerns when they send their children to college. 

“Coburn and Treeger offer an exemplary resource filled with practical insight to enhance familial support for today's college students.”—Andrew Wilson, Ph.D., Dean of Academic and Student Success, Johns Hopkins University

William Morrow Paperbacks: 464 pp.
2016 • 978-0-06-240056-7 • pb • $16.99 ($21.00/CAN)
Available in an ebook edition.
Free workshop guides and downloadable handouts for students and parents are available here.

About the Authors

Karen Levin Coburn
Karen Levin Coburn, coauthor of The New Assertive Woman and Hitting Our Stride, is Senior Consultant in Residence and longtime Assistant Vice Chancellor/Associate Dean at Washington University in St. Louis.

Madge Lawrence Treger is a psychotherapist and former member of the Washington University Counseling Service.

Karen Levin Coburn, who updated and revised this new edition of Letting Go, is one of the country's leading experts on the college experience and a popular speaker at educational institutions and conferences. She has aided thousands of parents and students nationwide. 

To arrange for Karen Levin Coburn to speak at your campus, contact her directly at Coburn@wustl.edu. To purchase copies in bulk, please contact Gillian.Wise@HarperCollins.com
 
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There Is Life After College 
What Parents and Students Should Know about Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow
Jeffrey J. Selingo

Your students and their parents have heard all of the post-college horror stories: they’ll spend the next 10 years trying to find a job with a salary big enough to cover their college loan payments while they remain financially dependent on their parents.  Although this is the bleak outlook college students are told to prepare for, Jeffrey J. Selingo argues that this doesn’t have to be the case.
 
Selingo gives the next generation what they desperately need: detailed advice and new approaches that will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment—a journey that is not linear, but personal and unique. 
 
“Jeffrey Selingo’s There Is Life After College is essential reading for high school and college students and their parents. Selingo doesn’t just provide the answers, he makes sure his readers know the important questions to ask. Students looking for a road map to the future should get this book and heed its advice.”—Patricia Rose, director of career services, University of Pennsylvania
 

William Morrow: 320 pp.
2016 • 978-0-06-23886-5 • hc • $25.99 ($31.99/CAN)
Paperback available in April 2017: 978-0-06-238885-8 
• pb • $16.99 ($21.00/CAN)
Available in a ebook and audio editions.

About the Author

Jeffrey J. Selingo
Jeffrey J. Selingo has written about higher education for two decades. He is a regular contributor to the Washington Post and is the author of two previous books, College (Un)bound and MOOC U. He is the former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Slate, and he has appeared on ABC, CNN, PBS, and NPR. He is a special adviser and professor of practice at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He lives with his family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Karen Levin Coburn
Letting Go
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There Is Life After College
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