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Failure to Launch

Helicopter Parents, It's Up to You to Let Go Now as Your Teens Get Ready For High School

Dorothy O'Keefe Diana | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Dorothy O'Keefe Diana

Your children will begin to individuate and make their own decisions, like choosing their course work, becoming involved in sports or clubs, and seeking their identity based on those choices. This is where we as parents need to learn to let go. Micromanaging or helicoptering your children does not help them -- it actually harms them.

As Our Children Graduate From High School, We Need To Graduate As Well

Dorothy O'Keefe Diana | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Dorothy O'Keefe Diana

Allowing teens to grow and feel uncomfortable is vital to their emotional development and is just as important as all that nurturing we provided. As our teenagers graduate, our goals for them should graduate as well.

A Letter to My Graduate

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Lisa R. Petty

My son, my one and only child, graduates this week. So, in the spirit of letting go, I tried to imagine what life will be like for him in 10 years. This is what I came up with.

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Failure To Launch Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

The Failure to Launch Edition If you've glanced at the recent 2016 presidential election coverage -- a herd of reporters chasing a van;...

Failure to Launch Syndrome: What You Need to Know to Help Your Dependent Adult Child

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

Persistence, the development of resiliency, introspection and self-understanding, and appropriate family support are the key to moving an adolescent into true adulthood.

When You Empty Your Nest and Your Child Gets Lost

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Parents are left trying to decide how much to help. Whether or not to back away. They often blame themselves. Or go through a period of time where they deeply question what they could have done.

As 'Let's Be Cops' Proves, Hollywood Loves Bad Life Choices

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment

Sometimes we wish life were like the movies. (Really, we almost always wish that.) The thing is, some movies are not so enviable. Just look at "Let's ...

Sex and Dating Advice from Matthew McConaughey's Characters

Em & Lo | Posted 05.03.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Matthew McConaughey has reinvented himself as a serious actor, launching himself out of the chick flick ghetto and into Oscar territory with Dallas Buyers' Club. But what we want to know is how has his characters' approach to love and sex changed over the years.

LOOK: The Age Of Financial Independence Is Going Up

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Black Voices

America's "Lost Generation" continues to flounder, according to a report released Monday by the Georgetown University Center on Education. And while t...

3 'Failure To Launch' Myths Parents Need To Let Go

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.26.2013 | Fifty
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Some young adults have simply gotten too comfortable at home and because their needs are being taken care of, have little incentive to leave. While your intentions are probably the best, you may inadvertently be doing your child a disservice by allowing this status quo to continue.

Boomerang Kids: Coming To A Couch Near You

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 08.11.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

My friend leans forward, gripping her latte with both hands. "He looked so peaceful, lying there on the couch with an afghan bunched under his head," she said. "I could hear him snoring slightly -- just like he did when he was a baby. Sound asleep. And you know what? I just wanted to smack him on the head and scream 'Get up! Get up! Get your lazy ass up and do something!'"

Ann Brenoff

The Perils Of Sharing A Home With Adult Children | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Thanks to the recession, we have a new expression in the lexicon: baby gloomers -- boomers whose adult kids have moved back home with them. Unable to ...

Life & Happiness With Laura Rowley: Dealing With Boomerang Kids

Laura Rowley | Posted 01.30.2012 | Fifty

The Great Recession has led to the largest spike ever in the number of Americans living in multigenerational households, according to a study by the P...

Laura Rowley

Failure To Launch: Why Multigenerational Households Are Surging | Laura Rowley | Posted 01.23.2012 | Fifty

Lindsay Samakow, 23, graduated from Penn State University in 2010 and took a job selling phone service door-to-door to small businesses. The recruiter...

Failure To Launch

Wendy Dennis | Posted 12.07.2011 | Fifty
Wendy Dennis

I used to think that adolescence was the rough ride of parenthood and that once it was over I could cruise to the finish line. But the one thing they ...

Just Say "No" to Adult Children Wanting Money (Video)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Why people should not give money to their adult children.

Just Say "No" to Adult Children Wanting Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

You are not doing your children any favors by not allowing them to grow up. I'm OK with parents helping children through college (in four years, not forty), but after that they are on their own.