May 15, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
In her new book “The Joy of Letting Go,” Victoria
Caruana, assistant education professor at Mount Saint Mary College,
helps parents prepare for their children’s independence – whether
it’s going to their first day of kindergarten or heading off to
The book contains more than 50 devotions encouraging parents to
accept their children’s milestones of autonomy in “life-giving
“This isn’t a how-to book,” explained Caruana. “It’s
memoir-like, in the sense that I’m really being transparent in my
own struggles and my own journey of letting go of our children.
It’s spiritual in the sense that it speaks to the soul…and it’s
Parents “let go” of their children every day in ways they often
don’t realize, Caruna noted.
“We’ve been doing this since they were born, when they were
separated from our bodies,” she explained. “We think that when we
let go, that things end, or that we lose our children in some way.
What we’re really doing is giving them their life.”
Over the course of her career, Caruana has written 100 education
articles and more than 20 books, including the bestselling “Apples
and Chalkdust” and her recent offering, “The Teacher’s Bible.”
Caruana began teaching at Mount Saint Mary College about three
years ago. The Mount is ranked a Top-Tier University by U.S. News
& World Report, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degree
programs for careers in healthcare, business, education, social
services, communications, media, and the liberal arts.
“The Joy of Letting Go” is available on Amazon,
BarnesandNoble.com, and other retailers.