Do you have a child who is struggling at college or who has had to take a break from their studies?
Do you have an adult child still living at home, long after you expected them to move out?
Does your adult child spend a lot of time playing video games, or hanging out with friends instead of working or going to school?
For a number of reasons, many of 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 are struggling to transition into college or 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 struggles with motivation or lacks a sense of meaning or purpose, they may be suffering from Failure to Launch syndrome. Other symptoms include social anxiety, low tolerance for stress, and failure to assume adult responsibilities.
If any of this resonates with what’s going on in your life…
- Your adult child fails to maintain employment or stay in school
- Your adult child is anxious, depressed or lacks motivation
- You have arguments with your spouse or children because your adult child is still living at home
- Your adult child acts hostile, self-absorbed and/or refuses to help out with basic chores
- You want to help motivate your adult son or daughter to finish school or improve their grades
- You need help enforcing structure and boundaries at home
- You’d like your adult child to contribute with rent and chores while going to school or work
…then 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.
If your adult child is struggling with Failure to Launch syndrome, our team can help. Give us a call today, and let’s schedule a time to talk.