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The Launching Years

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The Launching Years

Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life

By Laura Kastner; Jennifer Wyatt

Harmony, Paperback, 9780609808061, 272pp.

Publication Date: August 27, 2002

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Description
Launching a child from home is second only to child-birth in its impact on a family. Parents can end up reeling with the empty-nest blues, while teens find their powers of self-reliance stretched to the breaking point. During the time of upheaval that begins senior year of high school with the nerve-wracking college application process and continues into the first year of life away from home, The Launching Years is a trusted resource for keeping every member of the family sane. From weathering the emotional onslaught of impending separation to effectively parenting from afar, from avoiding the slump of -senioritis- to handling the newfound independence and the experimentation with alcohol and sexuality that college often involves, The Launching Years provides both parents and teens with well-written, down-to-earth advice for staying on an even keel throughout this exciting, discomforting, and challenging time.


About the Author
Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D., is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington. She writes and lectures widely on adolescence and family behavior. Jennifer Wyatt, Ph.D. is a Seattle-based writer who has taught at the college and high school levels.
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