If a child cannot learn the way I teach, then I must teach the way he learns.
--Anna Gillingham, educator and psychologist

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Letting Go Book Discussions: The College Transition for Parents & Students

Youth Connect is presenting a three-part discussion series about the highly praised book, Letting Go. The book presents valuable insight, comfort, and guidance for families making the emotional and social transition from high school to college. The discussions, which take place on Tuesdays from 10 am to 11 am at the Penguin Bookshop on Beaver Street, will occur on October 9, 16, and 23. They will be facilitated by Dr. Christy Clapper, a recently-retired Quaker Valley School District school counselor, as well as Kate Weiss, manager of the Penguin Bookshop.

Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, Letting Go has been updated and revised, offering even more compassionate, practical, and up-to-the-minute information for the family. The discussion series engages a variety of topics that help parents navigate the new dynamics of their child’s college experience. The book helps parents find balance between intervention and independence, lessons in encouragement and guidance, information about student health and safety, as well as practical, emotional support techniques. Insightful, expanded, and experience-driven, this bestselling guide to the college years combines the timeless wisdom of past editions with the latest research on campus life.



Letting Go is available for purchase at the Penguin Bookstore and on loan at the Sewickley Public Library. Those interested in attending any or all of the discussions are encouraged to read the first seven chapters of this highly-readable book prior to the October 9th gathering.

Youth Connect is a group of concerned adults and students from schools and organizations in the Sewickley area working to provide the information, resources, and support our young people need to avoid risky behavior and enjoy their teen years.

For more information please contact youthconnect@hotmail.com or visit youthconnectnews@blogspot.com.

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