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Author Sachs, Brad, 1956-

Title Emptying the nest : launching your young adult toward success and self-reliance / Brad E. Sachs.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  306.8740844 SAC    AVAILABLE
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Description x, 244 pages ; 21 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction: Pulling anchor, setting sail -- The rites and wrongs of passage : developmental tasks for young adults -- Failure to launch : family dynamics and the emerging adult -- Start your engines : fostering autonomy and motivation -- The rites and wrongs of passage : developmental tasks for parents -- Getting beyond "whatever" : growth-promoting communication during the young adult years -- Preparation for separation : putting it all into action -- Enduring intimacy : your marriage at the launching phase -- Letting go, moving on : the midlife launch -- Conclusion: Dancing to the music of time : thoughts and reflections.
Summary "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"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Empty nesters -- Psychology.
Parent and adult child.
Separation (Psychology)
Identity (Psychology)
ISBN 9780230620582 (pbk.)
0230620582 (pbk.)
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