Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult toward Success and Self-Reliance

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Macmillan, Jul 6, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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In today's rapidly changing world and challenging economy, young adults increasingly find themselves at a crossroads between financial and emotional dependence and autonomy. Drawing on Dr. Sachs' extensive clinical experience and his illuminating discussion of the latest psychological research, Emptying the Nest will support parents in their efforts to cultivate their young adult's success and self-reliance while simultaneously maintaining healthy family relationships. Parents will:

- understand the family dynamics that either impede or nurture self-sufficiency;
- foster a higher degree of academic, professional, and fiscal responsibility;
- effectively encourage young adults to establish realistic goals and create a meaningful vision for their future;
- learn how to gradually let go, so that young adults discover how to resolve their own problems.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Developmental Tasks
Family Dynamics and the Emerging
Fostering Autonomy and Motivation
Developmental Tasks
GrowthPromoting
Chapter Six All into Action
The Midlife Launch
Thoughts
Copyright

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Dr. Brad Sachs is a psychologist and author of the nationally recognized parenting books, The Good Enough Child and The Good Enough Teen. He has appeared on over three hundred radio and television shows, including 20/20 and The Diane Rehm Show. He regularly contributes to Redbook, Parenting, Parents, Child, and American Baby, and is on the faculty of the Cape Cod Institute. He lives in Columbia, MD.

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