You haveand your child for nearly two decades, but when their day of departure into the real world arrives, you’re bombarded with anxiety:
😥Have I taught him enough to survive without me?
🥰What will she do when she gets sick?
😏Will he remember how to do his laundry?
While this book is a how-to manual, covering survival basics for young adults setting out to live on their own for the first time, it also serves as a journal for mothers—inviting them to personalize the guide by filling in their own advice and strategies regarding everything from health to cooking to college.
Written bycoauthors Judy Brown and Jodi Silverman, this unique tool will help you impart your love and wisdom in a tangible, practical way that empowers both you and your child to adjust to your new roles and life stages.
Send your son or daughter off with confidence and give yourself peace of mind at the same time, knowing yourand are just a page away.
Read what people are saying
“Such a clever idea and book. At first I thought the book was only for parents–to help us cope with the empty nest–but it’s more than that. It’s a handbook/workbook for us to give to our kids as they head off to college, with plenty of room to customize our advice to them, so reassuring to both parents and their children. The authors bring a lighthearted touch to this new stage of life–a great read.”
“Great ideas in this insightful little book! Thank you Jodi.”
“Every young adult should have a copy of this book. It is a wonderful “2nd mother” for college aged children and older. Fun and easy to read, yet serious and full of great information!”
– Jill P. Weiss
“Jodi and Judy did such a great job with this clever little book. I don’t have kids of my own, but I do have stepdaughters through my husband. Two of them are in college and this book is such a terrific way of helping them when I can’t be there. Make sure you buy a book for EACH one of your kids because you personalize a book for each child. I love the cute illustrations, but most especially I love the “Tips” sections because as parents you know we have a lot of tips to share for sure. :)”
“What a fun loving gentle way to help your children interdependently succeed when they launch into the most exciting time of their lives. An awesome way for them to be independent while still having mom gently sitting on your shoulder ( or bookshelf) full of her wisdom. And not to much is disclosed in the book, so yes they will still call home.”
– Andrea Rosenthal
“I love this guide/journal! It is the perfect book for me to send with my daughter to college next year! It’s got such great tips on each page and even gives me pages to write my personal words of wisdom. I can’t wait to send it to college with her!!! It is definitely a great graduation gift to give!”
– Mike Schwartz