When we asked readers to share their favorite parent survival guides for the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards, the results included some wonderful resources - books and websites jam-packed with down-to-earth advice, gentle reassurance and plenty of humor too.
The 2012 Readers' Choice Winner"Writin' on Empty: Parents Reveal the Upside, Downside, and Everything In Between When Children Leave the Nest" by Joan Cehn, Risa Nye and Julie Renalds.
- "You're on Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me)"
- "How to Survive Getting Your Kid Into College"
- "The Happiest Kid on Campus: A Parent's Guide to the Very Best College Experience (for You and Your Child)"
- College Parent Central
You'll find the lowdown on the winner and runners-up on the following pages. (And psst, don't forget to check out the winners in the other categories too, including best dorm essential and best survival guide for college kids.)