Emptying the Nest. Again.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/14/well/family/empty-nest-pandemic.html

by Katherine copyright

All joking aside, Ms. Woodard said that working-class parents may feel a child’s absence even more acutely. “Their house or apartment is smaller, so the kid’s presence is missed more,” she said. “Also, working-class parents probably raised that kid on their own.”

Regardless of the factors when a household is decanted of its young people, it’s clear that kids who leave their home need a lot of room to grow in, and that parents need to hone their listening skills.

Once, when Ms. Coburn asked a Washington

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