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Empty Nesting

What It Was Like To Talk About The Empty Nest On 'Katie'

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.13.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Three years ago when I started blogging about the empty nest I had no idea what I was doing. I had given up on finding a job after a year of searching, and wanted to start writing -- something I'd always loved to do. I never imagined the people, opportunities and experiences my blog would bring into my life.

'This Is Not Your Parents' Empty Nest'

Mary Quigley | Posted 10.19.2013 | Fifty
Mary Quigley

The great migration to college begins this week. Bed, Bath and Beyond has been sacked and the booty loaded in the car, so heavily weighted down that the back bumper practically scrapes the ground. Move-in day dawns, inevitably hot and humid, with all the 'stuff' needing to be carried up at least three flights of stairs. That's the easy part.

4 Big Parenting Mistakes Boomers Have Made

Grown And Flown | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

Despite our generation's belief that "we turned out just fine," we decided to bring up our children entirely differently than we were brought up. In fact, we only trot out the phrase, "We turned out just fine," when something about our parenting has gone wrong.

What Being An Empty Nester Is Really Like

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Now that I'm an empty nester with a world full of possibilities, I think back to the days when my choices were almost nil, and in some ways I think my then-toddler sons had more options than I did. For many years, until my third son went off to college, it seemed that my choices were limited indeed.

7 Tips for Conquering a High School Transition

Bonnie Rubenstein | Posted 10.24.2012 | College
Bonnie Rubenstein

Parents, teachers, counselors and school leaders need to work collaboratively to help promote a favorable school adjustment. Nobody can do it alone.

How to Cut the Cord When Your Kid Goes Off to College

Adele Scheele | Posted 10.23.2012 | College
Adele Scheele

In the absence of the responsibility of day-to-day parenting, use that empty space -- called the "empty nest" for good reason -- in far more profound ways than you had expected to.

Leave It To Post50s To Solve The Retirement Crisis

Los Angeles Times | Posted 01.06.2012 | Fifty

Aging members of America's middle class worry about retirement, and for good reason. When the TV talking heads aren't reminding us about plummeting ho...

Boomers, Butt Out of Your Adult Children's Lives

Ken Solin | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty
Ken Solin

So, butt out of your adult children's lives. Trust them enough to give them the latitude to become the men and women you hoped they'd be. After all, you raised them to have good values and judgment.