A decade ago we had the “failure to launch 20-somethings” or the “boomerang” kids who came back to live with mom and dad. A kind of “blaming the victim” approach was adopted to say, what’s wrong with these kids, instead of, what’s wrong with the world they live in. We have said it was because there were no jobs or they couldn’t stick to anything because they were self-absorbed millennials, or worse, just lazy kids unprepared for the real world. A closer look shows that they are up against both internal and external barriers too numerous to overcome. Let’s look at some of the real reasons and give them the support they need.
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Parents overwhelmed, impaired – If you grew up with a disabled or unemployed or alcoholic or divorced parent, a parent working double shifts, you missed out on vital help you might need to succeed. It’s hard to catch up in your 20’s. Sometimes it takes a whole decade to make up for these missing milestones.
Social Anxiety – Instead of running out to get married like some did in previous generations, you avoid social situations, and avoidance reinforces avoidance. Avoidance is easy. And then you wake up when you’re 30 and say, “Whoa, I forgot to grow up.” Push past your comfort zone, even though it may hurt.
Presenter: Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 8:00 – 9:00 PM (EST)
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