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Fun without Dick and Jane : your guide to a delightfully empty nest

Author: Christie Mellor
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers advice for parents when their children leave for college or out on their own, from getting them to stay in touch and saying goodbye to embracing the new freedom and coping with their return.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christie Mellor
ISBN: 9781452105970 1452105979
OCLC Number: 739094278
Description: 174 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: and a child shall leave them --
So long, farewell --
Big mom on campus --
Go rogue : fighting the fear-based empty-nest cabal --
It's quiet. Too quiet --
You never call, you never write --
Hello, gorgeous! --
And you are --? --
Surely you have something to do? --
You and yourself : love with a beautiful stranger --
Beyond the empty nest : before the parade passes by --
From chopsticks to concertos --
Happy trails : didn't I tell you to go camping? --
College! : not just for the kids --
Stepping out --
Hello, friends! --
Hey! The kids are gone! It's part-ay time! --
Sayonara, Mrs. Minivan --
Your fashion inspiration : Anna Dello Russo, Tavi Gevinson, Lyn Yaeger, and that lady you saw buying peaches at the farmers' market --
Life is too short for sweatpants --
You. Off the couch. Now --
Feathering your empty nest --
Your next chapter : downsizing your life --
Running away from home : when downsizing just isn't enough --
They're baaa-aack --
Nails on a chalkboard : when your child comes home on holiday --
What is this "empty nest" of which you speak? --
You, your roommates, and the rules --
You, the model of gracious living --
The really, really empty nest : when your child gets married --
Conclusion: parenting : the final frontier.
Responsibility: by Christie Mellor.

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Offers advice for parents when their children leave for college or out on their own, from getting them to stay in touch and saying goodbye to embracing the new freedom and coping with their return.

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