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Here you’ll find a list of our favorite websites and blogs, books, articles and other resources that we have found helpful and think you might too. Read and GET KNOWSY!


Websites & blogs we love:

KnowsyMoms (of course!)

KnowsyMoms Facebook

The Neurotic Parent

Grown and Flown

SoulFull Psychotherapy

O2 MAX Fitness

Everything Summer

College Prep for POCS (Parents of College Students)

Midlife Blvd.

Empty House, Full Mind

Road 2 College



College Financial Aid Advisors

College Connections

Parents Countdown to College Coach

College Essay Support

Magellan College Consulting

The College Consortium

Three Wishes Scholarships

College Parents of America 

University Parent


Books we love:

Fun Without Dick and Jane: A Guide to Your Delightfully Empty Nest by Christie Mellor

You’re On Your Own (But I’m Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years by Marjorie Savage

Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn

I’ll Miss You Too: An Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students by Margo E. Woodacre

The Neurotic Parent’s Guide to College Admissions by J.D. Rothman

College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step by Robin Mamet & Christine VanDeVelde

Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone by Becky Blades

If the U Fits: Expert Advice on Finding the Right College and Getting Accepted (College Admissions Guides) by Princeton Review and Collegewise

Filing the FAFSA: The Edvisors Guide to Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by Mark Kantrowitz and David Levy

Writin’ on Empty: Parents Reveal the Upside, Downside, and Everything in Between When Children Leave the Nest edited by Cehn, Nye & Renalds



Articles & other resources of interest:

Bye-By Birdies: Sending The Kids Away to College by Claire Potter

What Parents of Soon-to-Be College Students Need to Know About Credit Cards by Reyna Gobel

How to get your teen ready for college by Ruth A. Peters, Ph.D.

Freshman Challenge: a Virtually Decorated Dorm Room by Sanette Tanaka

Dorm Decor 101: Let college students tell what you really need by Marni Jameson (Denver Post)

Packing up college kids for the big move by Deborah Netburn (Los Angeles Times)

Whiny Parents: College Drop Off Is Not About You by Valerie Frankel (Huffington Post)

Tips to Ensure Back to College Shopping Doesn’t Break the Bank (ABC News)

College orientation is emphasized more than ever – even involving some parents by Bonnie Miller Rubin (Chicago Tribune)

College Orientation Tips (from

How Our Own Back-to-School Stress Harms Our Children (Huffington Post)

College Prep, This Time for Health by Perri Klass, M.D. (NY Times)

6 Ways Families Can Stay in Touch Through College by Julie & Lindsey Mayfield (U.S. News)

Parents of College Freshmen: Don’t Let Go Too Fast by F. Diane Barth, LCSW

Transition to College: Separation and Change for Parents and Students by Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: College Transition Tips for Parents by Julia Taylor

Letting go: Tips for parents of new college students, by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger

Saying goodbye to my child, the youngster by Michael Gerson (Washington Post)

Whiny Parents: College Drop Off Is Not About You by Valerie Frankel (Huffington Post)

What Makes a Positive College Experience? (NY Times)

How to Get A Job With A Philosophy Degree by Susan Dominus (NY Times)

Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today’s College Students by Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean

College Family Weekends: Forever Jung by Kris Hintz

Are You Ready for the Post-College SAT (Wall Street Journal Live – video)

Selective Service (Washington Monthly)

Special Student Discounts Can Save Money for Shoppers with School IDs by Joseph Pisani (Huffington Post)

8 Insider Tips to Saving Money on Textbooks (from

College Students Say No to Costly Textbooks by David Schick and Beth Marklein (USA Today)

College Textbook Prices Increasing Faster Than Tuition And Inflation by Tyler Kingkade (The Huffington Post)

What You Don’t Know About Financial Aid (But Should) by Richard Perez-Pena (NY Times)

Getting a Clearer Picture of College Costs by David Leonhardt (NY Times)

Faculty Share Their Money Advice for College Freshmen (US News and World Report)

The New Freshman 15: Financial Tips for College Students (DailyFinance)

The Money Secrets Your College Student Is Keeping (DailyFinance)

Personal Finance Advice for College Students (Kiplinger)

How Students Benefit from University-Bank Partnerships by Nico Leyva (USA News Money)

Protect Your Identity on Campus This Semester by Caitlin Vancas (Better Business Bureau)

The College Drop-Out’s Guide to College Refunds Dropping Out? by Charlie Wells (Wall Street Journal)

Colleges Respond to Growing Ranks of Learning Disabled (The Heichenger Report 2014)

ADDvance, Information for Young Adults & College Students With ADHD

Self-Advocacy for College Students by Richard Goldhammer and Loring C. Brinckerhoff

It’s Hard to Let Go of the ADHD College Student by Dr. Edward Hallowell and David Keevil, Psy.D.

College Students Abusing ADHD Medication (WPRI News)

Colleges Tackle Illicit USe of ADHD Pills (NY Times)

Many freshmen still let colleges pick roommates, by Martine Powers (Boston Globe)

College 101: Finding a dorm roommate, by Rebecca Spector (Chicago Tribune)

Peer Effects with Random Assignment: Results for Dartmouth Roommates by Bruce Sacerdote (National Bureau of Economic Research)

How A College Roommate Can Affect Your Child (NY Times)

The Dark Power of Fraternities (The Atlantic)

Every Reason Why Colleges Should Not Abolish Fraternities (

NIH College Fact Sheet (About Alcohol Use)

Schools Try New Strategies to Battle College Drinking by Jenna Johnson (Washington Post)

Dartmouth In the Glare of Scrutiny on Drinking by Richard Perez-Pena (NY Times)

Stepping Up To Stop Sexual Assault (NY Times)