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Books to help young people transition away from the family nest.

The day kids move out of home can bring great joy and trepidation (but mostly joy) for offspring and parents alike. For the kids there’s newfound freedoms and challenges in everyday activities like balancing budgets, cleaning things, cooking food, maintaining relationships and finding their place in the big, wide world. For parents, it’s just newfound freedoms. Here are some books that offer stepping stones between adolescence and adult life.

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