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Failure to launch : why your twentysomething hasn't grown up...and what to do about it

by McConville, Mark,

Format: Print Book 2020
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From an expert in adolescent psychology comes a groundbreaking, timely, and necessary guide for parents of the 2.2 million young adults in America who are struggling to find their way in the world.

In Dr. Mark McConville's decades of experience as a family clinical psychologist, perhaps no problem has been more fraught than that of young adults who fail to successfully transition from adolescence into adulthood. These kids--technically adults--just can't get it together: They can't hold a job, they struggle to develop meaningful relationships, and they often end up back in their parents' spare bedroom or on the couch. In fact, studies show that 1 in 4 Americans aged 25 to 34 neither work nor attend school, and it's a problem that spans all socioeconomic and geographic boundaries.

McConville investigates the root causes of this problem: Why are modern kids "failing to launch" in ever-increasing numbers? The key, McConville has found, is that they are struggling with three critical skills that are necessary to make the transition from childhood to adulthood--finding a sense of purpose, developing administrative responsibility, and cultivating interdependence. In Failure to Launch , McConville breaks these down into achievable, accessible goals and offers a practical guide for the whole family, to help parents instill those skills in their young adults--and to get their kids into the real world, ready to start their lives.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "All parents want their children to grow up to be happy, well-adjusted adults with successful careers and blissful marriages. But often the transition from troubled teen to amiable adult doesn't go smoothly. Parents have become increasingly involved in their children's lives, according to clinical psychologist McConville, and twentysomethings are often unsure how to go off on their own. Using challenges and successes gleaned from his practice, the author describes the skills young people need to move on to adulthood, including becoming responsible, relational, and relevant. Even more important, McConville details what parents can and can't do to help their children. He offers ways to get past parental guilt, set boundaries, motivate, and communicate. He reminds readers that twentysomethings in transition need support, not coddling, and that staying connected is often difficult but worth the effort. He also reminds readers that it's smart to ask for professional help for both parents and children when situations become overwhelming. McConville's style is welcoming, and his advice is reassuring. Parents facing these challenges (and there are plenty) will snap this up.--Candace Smith Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Parent and adult child.
Adult children living with parents.
Young adults.
Publisher New York :2020
Language English
Description xi, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-292) and index.
ISBN 9780525542186
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