Supporting Parent Transitions - Empty Nests

Successful Student Transitions - A Time to Thrive by Louise Wiles and Elizabeth Gillies

Episode notes

If you are the parent of a young person moving away from home then this episode is especially for you.

For parents there is a duality to the transition experience. They have to support their young person while also managing the impact the change has on their own lives.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The challenges young people face when leaving home and how parents can best support them.

  • Two frameworks to help parents manage their own change and adjustment experience.

  • The concept of emergent adulthood and individuation and why parents need to learn to step back and encourage independence.