How to Launch Your Young Adult

Written by Braiden on August 2, 2010

Brad E. Sachs, Ph.D., a friend of mine during my junior and senior high school years in suburban Philadelphia who has since become a valued aficionado of the Five More Minutes With concept and Web site, has just come out with his latest book entitled, “Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult Toward Success and Self-Reliance.”

Now Brad is the perfect person to write this tome. He’s a psychologist and author of the nationally recognized parenting books, “The Good Enough Child” and “The Good Enough Teen.”  He has appeared on over 300 radio and television shows, including 20/20, The Today Show and The Diane Rehm Show. He regularly contributes to Redbook, Parenting, Parents, Child, and American Baby, and is on the faculty of the Cape Cod Institute. The father of three young adult children, he and his wife live in Columbia, Maryland.

According to a book blurb that Brad sent to me, “Today’s young adults face a tough job market and a rapidly changing world, and are often struggling to achieve financial and emotional independence well into their 20s. Dr. Sachs, a recognized parenting expert, draws on his extensive clinical experience to show parents how to cultivate their young adults’ successes and self-reliance while simultaneously maintaining healthy family relationships.”

Here are some testimonials from other leading experts:

“Brad Sachs insightfully maps out the challenging terrain of contemporary parenthood. Practical and compassionate, this book provides parents with the necessary tools to finish the job right.” — Madeline Levine, author of  “The Price of Privilege”

“A ‘must-have’ for every parent seeking to foster not only self pride and independence for their adolescent/emerging adult, but for themselves as well.” — Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D., author of “10 Days to a Less Defiant Child”

“Brad Sachs has produced an excellent book that captures the obstacles, challenges, and joys of helping young adults achieve independence. . .a wonderful resource for parents and professionals alike.” — Robert Brooks, faculty, Harvard Medical School and coauthor of “Raising Resilient Children”

We wish Brad all the best with his latest tome, and urge you to purchase it if you have a young adult in your life. We know we’ll be picking up a copy so we can better relate to our own young-adult nephew and twin nieces.

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