Empty Nest Day: Time to say Goodbye

I can’t believe that it has been three years since I wrote about my daughter going off to university.   Now I have experienced my final Empty Nest Day with my son leaving for his first semester.  The partial Empty Nest has become  finally empty.  The first cut was not the deepest. It is when the last child leaves

How to Stop the kids Scrounging Off You

The truth is out, according  to a recent CIBC survey:  “one in four parents across Canada say they’re spending more than $500 a month to support their adult children.” As EmptyBesters, we knew this already.  The adult children are scrounging off us. Part of the problem is that young people are often shielded from frank discussions about money

Off To College – Quick Post Secondary Checklist for Parents and Students

Well, the countdown has begun for many parents.  It won’t be long before the young adults are off to post secondary institutions. Each new entry group is the brightest and best, and they have access to more information than we ever thought possible. I have found in discussions with other parents, that there are certain aspects of this transitional