“Failure to Launch” Syndrome

“Failure to Launch” Syndrome

Do you have a young adult 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 young adult spend tons of time playing video games, or hanging out with friends instead of working or going to school?

Has your young adult child tried and failed at college several times?

Does your young adult have no confidence and no resilience?

Many young adults today 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 and become self-reliant. Some of the reasons for their struggle are: low self-esteem, entitlement, low stress tolerance, parental dependency, excessive screen time, and substance abuse.

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 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 minor children because your adult child is still living at home
  •   Your adult child acts hostile, entitled 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

If your young adult is struggling with Failure to Launch, there are wonderful programs that teach living skills or school success and guide and support young adults on a healthier path forward.

Give us a call today and let’s schedule a time to talk.