Failure to Launch: Helping Young Adults Transition to Independent Living
Alisa Foreman, MA, LMFT
Clinical Director, Optimum Performance Institute
Life is pretty predictable for kids. They live with their parents who take care of basic needs like housing, food, and clothing. They get up and go to school every morning, spend the day with other kids, come home and do their homework, eat dinner, and go to sleep. Until they finish high school, there aren’t a lot of decisions to be made. That structure ends when they graduate, and many young adults struggle with the transition to adulthood. Alisa Foreman, LMFT, will help you understand why the transition is so difficult for neurodiverse people, and how to help your child move forward with their life. She describes the importance of a social network, and how to build it, how to help black and white thinkers consider a range of options, and how to teach the skills of daily living to kids who need those skills to function in the adult world. Listen to learn how to support your child through this transition so that they will be self-sufficient and have the confidence to take on whatever challenges life brings.