SOCL 2505 FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE CHAPTER 11 Parents and Children in the Middle and Later Years Launching stage- period of family life when the younger generation prepares to make the transition to adulthood. Role transition events- finishing school, getting married, etc. outward and marked signs of adulthood. Modulation of dependency-the balance of increased independence and continuing emotional attachment. Generational stake theory-proposes that family members at different points in the life cycle may regard their relationships differently. Mutual mothering-mothers and daughters who still have a mutual propensity to
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