There are many valuable books, websites and other resources that provide information, advice and coping strategies. Here are a few that you might want to know about.
Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money, the Essestial Parenting Guide to the College Years by Helen E. Johnson & Christine Schelhas-Miller
Empty Nest...Full Heart, the Journey from Home to College by Andrea Van Steenhouse, Ph.D.
Letting Go, a parent's guide to unstanding the college years by Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger
You're on Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me), mentoring your child thorugh the college years, by Majorie Savage
Goals of the UNF Reads! program:
All first-year students will be required to purchase a copy of the UNF Reads! book. Discounted copies will be on sale at summer orientation from the UNF Bookstore.
For more information visit UNF Reads!
UNF has selected Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference by Warren St. John as the book selection for the 4th annual UNF Reads! program. Outcasts United is a book that students should find interesting and engaging. It is the story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman coach and a small southern town turned upside down by the process of refugee resettlement.
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: What makes high-achievers different?
His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.
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