Resources for Supporting College-Age Students

Another thing we encourage our students to do? Ask for help. Supporting your student through college is no easy task, which is why we’ve curated a list of articles, books, and other media offering advice, support, or even simple anecdotes to remind you that you and your student aren’t alone in navigating the college experience.




  • How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, Julie Lythcott-Haims
  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen 
  • Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones, John Maxwell 
  • The Gift of Failure: How The Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jessica Lahey 
  • The Self Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives, William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
  • The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years, Janet Hibbs and Anthony Rostain

Other Media


TED Talks