Failure to Launch: Why Your Twentysomething Hasn't Grown Up...and What to Do about It Mark McConville

Failure to Launch: Why Your Twentysomething Hasn't Grown Up...and What to Do about It

Author: Mark McConville
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Book Title
Failure to Launch: Why Your Twentysomething Hasn't Grown Up...and What to Do about It
Author
Mark McConville
ISBN
9780525542186
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.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Mark McConvillePublisher: G.P. Putnam's SonsPublished: 01/07/2020ISBN: 9780525542186Pages: 320Weight: 1.10lbsSize: 9.10h x 6.00w x 1.20dReview Citations: Library Journal 11/01/2019 pg. 75Booklist 11/15/2019 pg. 8Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2019
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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Mark McConville
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Published: 01/07/2020
ISBN: 9780525542186
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.00w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Library Journal 11/01/2019 pg. 75
Booklist 11/15/2019 pg. 8
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2019
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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Mark McConville
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Published: 01/07/2020
ISBN: 9780525542186
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.00w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Library Journal 11/01/2019 pg. 75
Booklist 11/15/2019 pg. 8
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2019