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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Empty Nesters

101 Stories about Surviving and Thriving When the Kids Leave Home

Empty Nesters... You have the whole nest to yourself... and that’s not bad! You’ll appreciate these 101 stories about surviving and thriving when the kids leave home.

You think that saying goodbye to the kids is going to be tough... but then you discover the new you — with free time, a clean kitchen, and unlimited possibilities.

This terrific book for empty nesters or soon-to-be empty nesters contains 101 stories written by parents who have been there already and share their experiences. You will be amused, inspired, and supported by stories from parents — and those almost grown-up kids — about:

  • parents and children learning to separate
  • the bittersweet thrill of clean bedrooms
  • rediscovering spouses and friends
  • starting new careers and hobbies
  • traveling and enjoying new freedom
  • handling the continuing, and often humorous, needs of “adult” children

Photograph by Derek Smith

Jack Canfield is the co-creator of the Chicken soup for the Soul® series, which includes 40 New York Times bestsellers. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation, peak performance and human potential and is the Chief Executive Officer of The Canfield Training Group, President of Self-Esteem Seminars and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. Jack has conducted intensive personal and professional development seminars for more than 1,000,000 people worldwide. An internationally renowned corporate trainer, keynote speaker, and popular radio and TV talk show guest, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

 Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul (October 7, 2008)
  • Length: 380 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781935096221