Leaving Home


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The Journey From Birth To Emerging Adulthood
By John Breeding

ISBN: 978-1-84991-985-2
Published: 2013
Pages: 236
Key Themes: Mental Health, Psychology


Leaving home and successfully establishing a self determined life is the great challenge of young adulthood, and many have a very hard time with the task. Metaphorically, young people leave home over and again throughout their development, these early leavings may be seen as preparation and practice toward an autonomous, self reliant life. This book explores the process of leaving home at each level of development from birth to emerging adulthood, providing theory and experience relevant to each stage for young people and their families. The author has three emerging adult children of his own, and his desire is that this book will be a positive force towards optimizing success for young people in leaving home and going forward in a good way, and for parents and other older adults in letting go.

About the Author

John Breeding, Ph.D., is a counseling psychologist, professor, writer, speaker and activist in Austin, Texas. John works with a wide range of people in various venues ranging from office and telephone counseling and consultation to workshops and public speaking. A significant part of his work is to assist adults in becoming more effective in their work with young people, offering non drug alternatives to helping young people who are having a hard time. He works hard to challenge the ever increasing role of biological psychiatry, especially psychiatric drugs, in the schools and in society at large. Dr. Breeding is also active on other challenges of psychiatric oppression, including electroshock and psychiatric coercion. His website,, is a great resource on parenting, psychology and psychiatry.

Dr. Breeding is the author of four other books. The Wildest Colts Make the Best Horses, The Necessity of Madness and Unproductivity. Psychiatric Oppression or Human Transformation, True Nature and Great Misunderstandings, and Eyes Wide Open. John is also exceedingly proud of his own three young adults. Eric, Vanessa, and Gardiner. His experience learning from these three awesome individuals and letting them go, along with countless other young people, has been the inspiration for Leaving Home. The Journey From Birth To Emerging Adulthood.


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