When Children Leave Home

  • Rick Hughes
  • Andrew Kinder
  • Cary L. Cooper


For those who have children, it can seem like it takes a lifetime (theirs and yours) for them to grow up. Then all of a sudden they are no longer the toddlers, little people, the teenagers they once were. They have become full-fledged adults. ‘Empty Nest Syndrome’ is the phrase used to describe when a child leaves home, or flees the nest, and the feelings of loss and abandonment which can be felt by the parent.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rick Hughes
    • 1
  • Andrew Kinder
    • 2
  • Cary L. Cooper
    • 3
  1. 1.AberdeenUK
  2. 2.LondonUK
  3. 3.Manchester Business SchoolUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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