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When Your Baby Isn’t Your Baby Anymore

Summer breaks, mid-semester vacations, Thanksgiving—these are times when our almost-adult children return to the nest.

By Ruth Klein, Ph.D., Director, Mental Health Services

Summer breaks, mid-semester vacations, Thanksgiving—these are times when our almost-adult children return to the nest.

Often, the longing for the sweet, delicious child we said goodbye to what seems like oh, so long ago, turns into a longing for them to go back to where they came from!

How and why has college, summer camp, first job etc., kidnapped the child you wanted to pamper, cuddle or just spend time with, leaving a sloppy, unappreciative, self-absorbed stranger in his/her stead?... Read more...

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