We like to read! And summer seems like the perfect time to dig into some new reading – especially if you have a student heading to college, thinking about college, or already there. It’s always good to have some new book suggestions and we have some excellent college parenting books to share. In this episode Lynn and Vicki share some favorite reads that offer parents support, guidance and suggestions – and we include some books to share with your student as well.
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For us, summer is often a time to catch up on some of the reading that we don’t have time for during the school year. And if you have a student about to head to college, already in college, or about to begin the admission process, summer can be a good time for you to catch up on some college parenting reading. We’re here to help.
This summer marks the third summer for the College Parent Central podcast, so this is our third annual episode with reading suggestions – and last year we gave you a bonus episode of books to suggest to your student as well. So if our list for this year isn’t enough – or the titles don’t strike your fancy, check out our earlier lists as well. (Links are at the bottom.)
This year, Lynn suggested the following books:
By Mark Katz, 2016
By Andrea Brenner and Lara Hope Schwartz, 2019
By Jill and Dave Henry, 2021
By Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D., 2014
Edited by James Crews, 2019
Vicki’s favorites for this year included:
By Jeffrey Selingo
By Ron Lieber
By Amanda Morin
Vicki also shared two books she has not yet read, but that look promising. If you want a head-start, take a look at these.
By Dr. Eric B. Loucks
By Elliot Felix
Both Lynn and Vicki also talked about a new product – The Talking College Card Deck by Andrea Brenner. Although this isn’t a book, it’s has 250 discussion prompts for parents and students to talk about all sorts of college issues and questions. Any time in high school or the summer before college would be a great time to experiment with these. Andrea has offered listeners of our podcast a discount when you buy a set of cards. Visit her website: ambrenner.com/publications and use the coupon code CPCSAVE for $2.00 off your purchase.
If you’d like to hear our book podcasts from previous years, check these out. The books are still excellent and relevant.
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