In today's rapidly changing world and challenging economy, young adults increasingly find themselves at a crossroads between dependence and autonomy, financially and emotionally entangled with their parents, sometimes even after having completed college. A host of new pressures seems to be delaying young adults' ability to assume the responsibilities of adulthood, diminishing their self-confidence and escalating the level of family conflict. In this wise and practical guide, distinguished psychologist Dr. Brad Sachs teaches parents how to play a vital and effective role in promoting their young adult's developmental progress by helping them to: *Understand the family dynamics that either impede or nurture self-sufficiency *Foster a higher degree of academic, professional, and fiscal responsibility *Effectively encourage young adults to establish realistic goals and create a meaningful vision for their future *Learn how to gradually let go so that young adults discover how to resolve their own problems. Drawing on Dr.
Sachs's extensive clinical experience and his illuminatng and thought-provoking discussion of the latest psychological research, Emptying the Nest will support parents in their efforts to cultivate their young adult's success and self-reliance while simultaneously maintaining healthy family relationships during a stressful time for both generations.