Becoming An “Empty Nester”

Longtime Twin Cities journalist and author Roxane Battle shares how she handled becoming an “empty nester” when her son graduated.

Roxane found that acceptance was the most important thing. She also shared “why a really good cry is really good”. She also talks about the power of social media and how it can help you stay connected to your child without feeling like you are “stalking” them. And she shared the importance of filling that void with new activities while maintaining a calendar of important times to reconnect with your child (like a Parent’s Weekend at their college) so you have things to look forward to.

You can read more about her thoughts on topics like this in her book “Pockets of Joy: Deciding to Be Happy, Choosing to Be Free”. Pick up a copy here.

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