High school
is done.

Your teenager has applied and been accepted to attend university or college – often away from home.
Now what?


Don’t Leave, Please Go is an essential guide to what you (and your teen) need to know before embarking on your journey...

During her younger daughter’s first year away from home and in residence at university, Sara Dimerman, psychologist and author of four other books, kept a daily journal of their experiences and day-to-day challenges – and solutions – that emerged.

Honest and no holds barred, Don’t Leave, Please Go covers an entire year’s worth of practical, social, emotional and ­­academic changes for parent and teen, from before the big move to moving back home for the summer, including: leaving home for the first time; adjusting to a new environment; anxieties; making new friends; coping with taking care of oneself; and navigating a new academic environment and level of independence. 



Sara has partnered with Bed Bath & Beyond for 'meet and greet' and book signing events across the GTA and Ontario.

Sara, and her daughter Chloe, have also co-presented at a number of schools and would be happy to come to yours to offer you tips for your journey!



“Sara Dimerman uses her expertise both as a psychologist and mother in such a powerful way. She offers a deeply candid and courageous month-by-month account of her experience with her own daughter in her first year of university. Her book transcends the limitations of a typical advice book, and offers, instead, a guided road map for a healthier transition. It should definitely be on the top of every Grade 12 student's family reading list. When the film’s made, I think Meryl Streep should play the mom, Brie Larson the daughter, and Stan Tucci could be a Grade 12 English Creative Writing teacher!” 

Domenico Capilongo
High School English Teacher/Teacher Librarian & Dad

“I’m so happy Sara wrote this book in time for my daughter leaving for university. It was just what we needed!”

Jennifer Valentyne
TV and Radio Personality & Mom


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