Entries by Cali Estes

How do I motivate my adult child?

How do I motivate my adult child? This is a question that parents are asking themselves more and more these days. And this is a direct result of Failure to Launch Syndrome. More and more young adults can’t seem to get past their “stuck point” in their present life. Why is this? There are a […]

What are some techniques for fixing failure to launch?

What are some techniques for fixing failure to launch? There are quite a few techniques for fixing failure to launch, starting with low confidence levels and self-esteem in the person. Failure to launch is when young adults get “stuck” in between childhood and productive and responsible young adulthood. And again, there are many reasons for […]

Does being a tough parent fix failure to launch syndrome?

Does being a tough parent fix failure to launch syndrome? The initial answer to this question would definitely be yes; however, we need to really dive into the word “tough” and make sure we are talking about the right kind of “tough”. The correct kind of “tough” parent that would help fix failure to launch […]

Can failure to launch be reversed?

Can failure to launch be reversed? A Failure to Launch Syndrome Success Story speaks out: Meet Josh, 28 from LA that went through our program. Failure to launch is when a young adult cant progress from late childhood into responsible and productive young adults. It is exactly what it sounds like it is. It is […]

What is it like to have a Failure To Launch child?

What is it like to have a Failure To Launch child? Father Tim tells us about his son Jefferson: First, let’s explain what Failure To Launch is exactly. Failure to Launch Syndrome is very much what it sounds like. Failure to launch is where a young adult is stuck in “no man’s land” between the […]

How do I know if my child has a failure to launch syndrome?

How do I know if my child has a failure to launch syndrome? There are some telltale signs of failure to launch syndrome these include: Still living at home (or parents paying rent, bills) Difficulty finding employment (or keeping it) Difficulty completing and finishing tasks Lack of Motivation Drug and alcohol use Excessive gaming Addiction […]

How do you fix Failure to Launch Syndrome?

How do you fix Failure to Launch Syndrome? Fixing failure to launch syndrome has a lot to do with the root cause of a problem behavior that is underlying why the person feels stuck. Understanding the root cause which can be a lack of motivation, lack of job skill, or helicopter or lawnmower parenting that […]