Failure to launch syndrome is becoming more common. Do you have an adult child still living at home, long after you expected them to move out?
Are you having trouble getting your adult child to maintain employment or help out around the house?
Does your adult child spend a lot of time playing video games, or hanging out with friends instead of working or going to school?
Because of over-protective parenting, societal and economic changes, as well as technological advancements, today’s young adults, are struggling with a phenomenon known as “Failure to Launch” syndrome. While not an actual diagnosis, Failure to Launch syndrome refers to young adults who have struggled or failed to transition into adulthood.
Young adults with this syndrome may lag behind their peers in completing schooling or maintaining employment. They may still live at home and spend an inordinate amount of time on social media or playing video games. If your adult child lacks confidence, has little to no work ethic and lacks goals or motivation, they may be suffering from Failure to Launch syndrome. Other symptoms include entitlement, social anxiety, low tolerance for stress, and failure to assume adult responsibilites.
… then family and individual therapy with a licensed mental health professional can help.
Therapy and structure can help young adults successfully transition into adulthood. Group or individual therapy can help them identify underlying causes for the issues they struggle with, and find new and positive ways to cope with and overcome these difficulties.
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