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Writings About Struggling Young Adults

The Failure To Launch struggle deeply touches the lives of individuals. Here Dr. Silver advocates for these young adults and asks us to view them with compassion.

 

In addition to his clinical work with the Failure to Launch young adults and their families, Dr. Silver explores in his writings a more intimate experience of this phase of life.

In working with other professionals, it is important to move beyond the idea that these are simply “patients that we are treating with therapeutic interventions” and, instead, to get a feel for the real emotional impact that this painful transition has on young adults and their families.

These writings convey how the Failure To Launch struggle deeply touches the lives of individuals. They advocate for the young adult and ask us to view them with compassion.

Mirrored In The Loving Eyes Of Others

He was 18, and he pretty much lied to me about everything from the first appointment. “Yeah, I’m keeping up with school work. No, I’m not smoking as much weed. Yeah, I’m being careful with my money...” Continue reading Mirrored In The Loving Eyes Of Others

A Stable
Sense Of Identity

As important as getting a job or finishing school, establishing a clear and stable sense of identity is the fuel for the movement towards sustainable independence. Continue reading Identity

Beyond Medication: The Heart Of Working With ADHD

We need to understand these are very complex children whose functional problems go well beyond not being able to focus. Continue reading Beyond Medication

Strained Nerves And Drained Funds Present A Novel Challenge To The Financial Planning Professional

Ask financial planners what they do for a living, and you’re not likely to hear “I monitor the emotional lives of my clients.” But demographic trends over the past several decades might be a prod for the alert financal planner to inquire into the psychological welfare of their clients’ offspring, particularly those who remain at home into their late twenties and early thirties. Continue reading Strained Nerves And Drained Funds Present A Novel Challenge To The Financial Planning Professional

Like A Spinning Top: How To Manage "Spin Out" In Young Adults with ADHD

I recently heard the story of a young adult patient who had to leave college because of emotional challenges related to her ADHD. She'd been doing so well in the second semester of her freshmen year. Everything looked right from the outside. Continue reading How To Manage "Spin Out" In Young Adults with ADHD

Failure To Launch In The Young Adult Population: Using A Cohort Model To Build The Capability For Independent Living

For a child, or young adult, all of life’s possibilities are, with a little assistance, eminently achievable. As parents, we hope that as our children begin the journey into independent adulthood, they will still be moved by this same child-like enthusiasm for the world. But for “failure to launch” individuals, struggling with such challenges as depression, severe anxiety and executive dysfunction, this inner drive can be buried beneath self-doubt borne of years of failure, leading to helplessness and a loss of hope. Continue reading Using A Cohort Model To Build The Capability For Independent Living