Navigating the Empty Nest

For many parents, the thought of kids going away to college can be frightening due to the fact that parenting was such a central focus of their life. For other parents, an empty nest seems more like an opportunity, freeing up tons of time that can now be spent on exploring hobbies and other interests. How parents react to their kids moving on depends upon many factors. For instance, if the kids were a distraction to keep the focus off of a troubled relationship, the empty nests might be experienced as a crisis. There are also parents who feel they are no longer needed because parenting was their sole job.

Read the full article here:  The Empty Nest:  Opportunity or Crisis?