Laurie Hazard and Stephanie Carter’s book, Your Freshman is Off to College: A Month-by-Month Guide to the First Year, offers a handy month-by month guide for parents as the first year of college naturally unfolds. This book, dealing with serious topics, reflects a fun, informative look at the first year for parents of new college students, making “tongue-in-cheek” connections between a child’s first months of life to this newest important stage of development – freshman year. For more information, you can also visit