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Home Free: The Myth of the Empty Nest

Author: Jackson, Marni

Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers

Format:Paperback
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Home Free: The Myth of the Empty Nest : From the author of the best-selling The Mother Zone, comes a comic narrative about an over-anxious mother and her twenty-something over-adventurous son. Home Free is about the last secret lap of parenting: getting through your kids' twenties and learning how to let them go at the same time. The twentysomethings who invented the generation gap in the nineteen sixties have grown up to become hyperinvolved parents who can't stop worrying about their adult kids. Many of the kids are still living in the basement, bussing tables instead of going to business school, and depending on their parents for emotional support. Just when they thought family life was on the wane, parents are back on deck with their children; at the same time many are often coping with their own frail or dying parents. Is this the new, improved face of family, where kids still depend on their parents for stability, friendship and guidance in an increasingly unforgiving world? Or has this era of over-invested parents, living vicariously through the achievements of their children, bred dependency in the new generation? Home Free is an intimate, candid, reflective and comic memoir that focuses on this new and undefined stage of family life: the challenges of helping our kids navigate their twenties - while learning how to let go of them at the same time.


Category   Subject
Family & Relationships   Family Relationships
Biography & Autobiography   Personal Memoirs

ISBN 13:9780887626166
ISBN 10:0887626165
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:218
Size:9.00" l x 6.00" w x 0.50" h
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