Show 132 – Going Solo: the first year away from home

What do our grown children need to know for their first year away from home? What about finding a place to live and fixing it up, food and grooming, first aid, finances, and travel? As our parenting role shifts from care-giver to mentor, we may be called to ask questions, be there to listen when our grown children get stuck, and offer some tips if they ask for it.


This morning’s guest is Toronto author, product designer, and mother of two adult children Brenda Bradstreet. Her son is now 35 and her daughter is 27. In 2008, she published her handbook “Going Solo: a handbook to guide you through the practical matters during the first years away from home”. I’ve had her book for a few years and have recommended it to some young folks including a young lady with a developmental disability who was worried about her toilet overflowing. Brenda’s handbook helped teach us both how toilets work so we could put our minds at ease. I’m happy to have Brenda as our guest today to talk about her adventures in launching her own children into the world.

Thank you Karin Turkington and Kathy Sullivan for your assistance and great questions.


Aired: Sunday, August 25, 2013 0800-0900 Eastern Standard Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


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