The Empty Nest: Your Changing Family, Your New Direction (Paperback)

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The Empty Nest: Your Changing Family, Your New Direction (Paperback)


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Newly updated, The Empty Nest is an uplifting, practical and inspiring guide to adjusting to life after your children leave home.

More than half a million parents confront the empty nest for the first time each year. It is one of the most challenging phases of parenting, often creating feelings of loss, lack of purpose and crisis of identity which can lead to depression. Yet it receives little recognition. And contrary to popular opinion it doesn't only affect women who've put their careers on hold: working mothers and fathers suffer too. Equally, it can be a period of liberation and discovery of new challenges, when marriages long overstressed by childcare can be rejuvenated.

The Empty Nest includes case studies documenting a wide range of experiences of parents living through an empty nest; expert comment and advice; plenty of practical ideas, inspiration and tips. This encouraging, empowering books helps you to focus on the positive as well as how to handle the changing relationship with your children to ensure a fulfilling and good relationship going forward, an area of parenting often ignored.

Celia Dodd is an author and journalist with more than thirty years of experience covering everything from relationships, sex and health to education ad family life. Her work has appeared in the Times, Independent, Daily Mail, Guardian, The Daily Telegraph among many others.

She is the author of Not Fade Away (Bloomsbury, 2018) and The Empty Nest (Piatkus, 2011).

Product Details ISBN: 9780749953867
Publisher: Piatkus
Publication Date: September 10th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English
* 'A big hug of a book. Manages to be both realistic and optimistic - and not at all patronising - at what can be a bleak and frightening time. A lifesaver, opening up all kinds of possibilities—Aggie MacKenzie, TV presenter and journalist *'In THE EMPTY NEST Celia Dodd reminds us that our chil

Terri Apter, author of The Myth of Maturity: What Teenagers need from parents to become adults.