Is Failure to Launch A New Problem? Searching History for Examples of Arrested Development

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Dr. Drew Rubin

For parents who are experiencing one or more of their children returning back to the nest, it’s common to wonder whether this is a new problem, or if it’s something that’s been going on for a long time. The answer isn’t exactly clear-cut but the problem certainly has been becoming much more prevalent over the last decade.

It can be frustrating to have to support your son or daughter as an adult, at an age that you would regularly expect them to be on their own. It can be damaging to both young adults and their parents, which is why many families have chosen to seek professional help to overcome the issue.

When it comes to assisting men and women with their failure to launch, the sooner action is taken, the faster they can get out on their own and start living their own life. New Directions is skilled in teaching young people the tools they need to accomplish this, so call us today for assistance at 1-877-763-5102.

Is Your Young Adult’s Behavior Normal?

Throughout history, there have obviously always been a small amount of young people who move back in with their parents instead of starting their own lives. However, the increase in numbers has been a fairly recent phenomenon. Some research suggests that the current generation has an inflated sense of entitlement and self-worth, thinking that they are more talented, smart, or worthy than other people. They are confronted with a harsh reality when, because of this, they don’t try hard enough in real life, which is typically why they return home. It is estimated that about 13% of adult children move back in with their family, which is a much higher number than it was in the past. In order to break this trend, parents mustn’t spoil their children or give them inordinate amounts of praise.

Professional Assistance for Young Adults Works

Because of this ever-increasing problem, places like New Directions having been working to help families and young adults. Our Direction Therapy CMT approach works to create an individualized plan for each client, with counseling, tutoring, life management skills, and other services. Please contact us if you need help.