Empty Nest Syndrome: Know about its Signs & Symptoms. When your child secures a place at college, you want to burst with pride. Its a great time for bonding, as you prepare them for moving away, living with strangers and looking after themselves. Suddenly, you have lots more pockets of time which can be both a good and bad thing. It’s a time of major change, and that can be hard to get your head around. Watch this video to know more!