Story: Midlife adults

Empty nest (1st of 2)

Empty nest

If and when children leave home, midlife adults are left with an 'empty nest'. When well-known singers Neil and Sharon Finn's youngest child, Elroy, left home Sharon wrote a song about it called 'Little by little', which explores the bittersweetness of children growing up.

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Alison Gray, 'Midlife adults - Lifestyle, leisure and health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2021)

Story by Alison Gray, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018