Resources for parents

Parents may be accustomed to knowing everything about their children’s academics through report cards and parent-teacher interviews, but their kids are adults now and entitled to their privacy. That’s a challenge some parents don’t anticipate.

Looking for ideas, insights, readings, or resources about supporting your student and easing the transition into university? Consider the following options:

The Academic Calendar is a comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services, and academic policies.




  • Letting Go (6th Edition): A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger (2016)
  • Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money by Helen Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller (2011)
  • You’re on Your Own but I’m Here if You Need Me: Mentoring Your Child During the College Years by Marjorie Savage (2009)
  • When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parent’s Survival Guide by Carol Barkin (1999)
  • When Kids Go to College: A Parent’s Guide to Changing Relationships (1992)
  • The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up (2011)
  • Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult toward Success and Self-Reliance (2010)
  • The University Parent Guide to Supporting Your Student’s Freshman Year (2014)
  • College Smarts: The Survival and Success Guide for Canadian Students by Catherine Dougan and Dr. Don Dougan