Empty Nest Syndrome

GUESTS: Ellen Goodman Syndicated columnist, Boston Globe Former First Lorry I. Lokey Visting Professor of Professional Journalism, Stanford University Jim Bettinger Deputy director, Knight Fellowships at Stanford Author of the letter, Advice to President Clinton as daughter Chelsea packs for her freshman year at Stanford (Boston Globe, 1997) Today, first daughter Chelsea Clinton joins thousands of other students heading off for their freshman year of college. For parents it can be a time of mixed emotions: wistfulness at losing time spent with a child, joy in rediscovering alone-time with a spouse — a new phase of life. Join Ray Suarez and guests for a look at ways to cope with empty nest syndrome ...on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.



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