Life After Children: Changes That Happen When Children Move Out


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What is not an expected symptom of empty nest syndrome?

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1. How can children moving out turn into a primary positive shift for parents?

2. Children can distract parents from problems in other parts of their lives. Which of these is MOST likely to come up and resolve itself once children move out?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

After managing the schedule and affairs of children for 18 or more years, many parents struggle to find a rhythm after their kids move out on their own. The questions on this quiz ask you to identify positive and negative changes that occur at this critical juncture in life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test students' understanding of:

  • Symptoms of empty nest syndrome
  • How to treat empty nest syndrome
  • Beneficial aspects of children moving out

Skills Practiced

With this quiz and worksheet, you will have the chance to practice skills that include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related adult psychology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about empty nest syndrome and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the benefits of children growing up and leaving home

Additional Learning

The supplementary lesson, called Life After Children: Changes That Happen When Children Move Out, provides more information about this subject. Topics that are covered include:

  • Symptoms of empty nest syndrome
  • Looking at career prospects
  • Taking advantage of travel opportunities
  • Reconnecting romantically
  • Dealing with depression, sadness and grief