Does My Failure to Launch Kid Need Therapy?
Parents and young-adult children can bring about positive change without therapy or outside help if:
1. The young adult wants to change
2. The young adult is open to collaboration and feedback
3. If the young adult has persistence, resiliency, and grit
4. The parents and young adult child can set realistic and achievable goals
Now, often, failure to launch is mistaken for “hasn’t yet launched.” Give your kid a chance to demonstrate agency.
Parents and young adult children might need therapy or outside help to bring positive change if:
1. The young adult doesn’t believe change is necessary
2. The young adult is resistant to the parents’ role and authority in their life
3. If the young adult is easily defeated, gives up, or is inherently impatient
4. If there is a high degree of conflict between the parents and the young adult
5. If the parents or the young adult have unrealistic goals and expectations that will only lead to further struggles
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