If any of your adult kids are still on the family payroll, living in your back house, or worse yet, still sleeping in their childhood bedrooms, you’ve got a failure to launch situation on your hands.
It means that a young adult is not thriving as an adult — or not “adulting” successfully.
Adulting is the opposite of failure to launch – it involves a number of activities most of us take for granted.
How does this happen? How does a perfectly capable young man or woman end up lost and without ambition or direction in adult life?
Sometimes, the causes can be complex. Chronic mental illnesses, such as severe depression, autism or other developmental disorders, or chronic substance abuse can sometimes be factors. Often however the culprit is, well, parents.
Most parents truly want the best for their kids. They want them to grow up to be fine adults, contributors to society, with healthy relationships and a healthy professional life — whatever that looks like for each kid.
It’s easy to sabotage a kid’s chances, however, by over-functioning on their behalf. When you overdo for someone, you rob them of the opportunity to rise to the occasion.
Our specialists can help you and your family provide an opportunity for success for your kids. Let’s turn failure to launch into a bright successful future for your kids.