Chicken Soup for the Soul: Empty Nesters: 101 Stories about Surviving and Thriving When the Kids Leave Home

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Empty Nesters: 101 Stories about Surviving and Thriving When the Kids Leave Home

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by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Carol McAdoo Rehme, Patricia Cena Evans
     
 

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This book provides support during a very emotional but exciting time for parents - sending their children off to college, new homes, or careers. It's a must-read for empty nesters or soon-to-be empty nesters grappling with their own bittersweet new freedom.

This is Chicken Soup for the Soul's first book on a very emotional but exciting time for parents - sending

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This book provides support during a very emotional but exciting time for parents - sending their children off to college, new homes, or careers. It's a must-read for empty nesters or soon-to-be empty nesters grappling with their own bittersweet new freedom.

This is Chicken Soup for the Soul's first book on a very emotional but exciting time for parents - sending their children off to college or new homes and careers.

This terrific book is a must read for empty nesters or soon-to-be empty nesters. It contains 101 stories written by parents who have been there already and share their stories with new empty nesters. These heartfelt stories will inspire, support, and amuse parents grappling with their own bittersweet new freedom. The book also includes stories from the kids themselves, providing the view from the other side. Parents will nod their heads, cry a little, and laugh a lot as they recognize themselves and their almost grown-up children in these stories.

In this book, parents share stories of gazing at surprisingly clean bedrooms, starting new careers, rediscovering their spouses, and handling the continuing, and often humorous, needs of their children even while they are away at college or ensconced in their own apartments. In one amusing story, a mother writes of dropping her last child off at college and then realizing that she and her husband can do anything they want. They spend three days driving the six hours home.

The first Chicken Soup for the Soul book was published in 1993, and became a publishing industry sensation, ultimately selling eight million copies. Since then, more than 150 Chicken Soup titles have been published, selling more than 100 million copies.

Chicken Soup for the Soul has won dozens of awards over the past 15 years, and its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have become celebrity motivational speakers and authors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935096221
Publisher:
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Series:
Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
Pages:
380
Sales rank:
238,585
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 5.42(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Jack Canfield is co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes forty New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation and peak performance and is currently CEO of the Canfield Training Group and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. An internationally renowned corporate trainer and keynote speaker, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, California
Date of Birth:
August 19, 1944
Place of Birth:
Fort Worth, Texas
Education:
B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973
Website:
http://www.jackcanfield.com

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Empty Nesters: 101 Stories about Surviving and Thriving When the Kids Leave Home 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
tracey33 More than 1 year ago
I'm enjoying the book but it isn't as good as I was anticipating.  It is covering a huge number of reasons why kids are or aren't leaving home.  I assumed it was for parents with kids leaving to go to college.  Therefore some I can relate to and some I cannot.  Overall good, but not great.
JLM1 More than 1 year ago
I¿d never thought of what it would be like to have the kids gone, off to college, and starting their lives on their own. Even though I had spent their entire lives preparing them for that day, I never had the thought of preparing me. After all, the house would stay ¿picked up,¿ my wallet would have cash and my nights and weekends would no longer consists of ball games and/or youth activities, but mine to do as I wish.
And then it happened. The kids went to college, the house was empty, and the silence was louder than any party our house held. While I counted the days for the school year to be over, I picked up my copy of Chicken Soup for the Empty Nesters Soul. There I discovered that I wasn¿t alone. There were other parents, other empty nesters, entering their second phase of life.
As I began to read, I began to chuckle out loud. My life and parenting was not over, it was just going to be different. Through the Chicken Soup for the Empty Nesters Soul stories I realized that I would always be mom, my kids would always need me, and I would always be a parent¿but just in a different way.
Janet Lynn Mitchell author/speaker
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book contains some of the best stories I've read in Chicken Soup books. It touches on all aspects of living in an empty nest. The editors have done a wonderful job of selecting these stories. I can't wait until it is available to the public. I will buy several copies as gifts.