Does your son have the potential to be more but fails to see it within himself?
If so, you’ve come to the right place.
If you’re here, you may be wondering if your son struggles with failure to launch syndrome, otherwise known as Peter Pan syndrome or the boomerang generation. Failure to launch is a common issue among millennials, especially young men. Young men with failure to launch syndrome tend to be unable (or just unwilling) to live on their own, often moving back in with their parents after unsuccessfully trying to live independently. They struggle to hold down a job, or if they do have a job, they aren’t good at managing their finances in a sustainable and productive way. They often have failed out of college or are currently struggling with their classes, even though they may have been high achievers or did fine in high school. They may have intense anxiety about doing adult tasks such as socializing with peers, holding a job, or driving. These young adults can be unmotivated, have no direction, and are unsure about what to do with their life. They may seek to escape from real life by playing video games or otherwise wasting time on technology in order the avoid their problems, or other uncomfortable conversations. All in all, they have failed to launch into adulthood like other young adults their age have. It isn’t that these young men who struggle aren’t smart or capable; they just struggle to make it on their own for one reason or another.
If this sounds like your son, don’t worry. There is hope!
Forte Strong Failure to Launch Treatment
Forte Strong is the nation’s premier life coaching, therapy, and independent living program for young men, dedicated to treating failure to launch syndrome and the variety of individual challenges that contribute to it. Among the challenges coaches and therapists have successfully treated are social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, depression, impulsivity, defiance, ADHD, low self-esteem, technology and video game addiction and other dependencies that keep young men from launching successfully.
Residential Treatment Program Advantages
At Forte Strong’s residential treatment program, young men work with experienced coaches and therapists to help them develop the skills they need to provide for themselves and the confidence to persevere through difficult and challenging situations. Students’ parents are also supported and educated through this process in our Parent Education Platform by experienced therapists and staff. Forte Strong is truly focused on the individual and their family in order to enable continued success after graduation from the program.
Learn Skills that Will Carry On
At Forte Strong, your son will learn a wide variety of skills that will be relevant for the rest of his life. These include both hard skills and soft skills. Your son will learn how to care for his home, including cooking, cleaning, and basic maintenance. He will also learn how to care for himself by planning and cooking healthy meals, establishing a basic hygiene routine, and learning the importance of physical fitness. Many young men that we help have never learned to budget either their time or their money, so that is a big focus. We also help men learn how to find a job and the basics of keeping a job, including setting goals and getting promoted.
Perhaps even more important that these physical skills are the soft skills that we teach. These skills help men overcome any challenges they may face in their life. Some of these skills are social skills, such as confliction resolution and effective communication. Some are emotional skills, such as anger management, stress management, and general emotion regulation. Some of our former failure to launch students have found the most value in learning skills such as leadership, self-confidence, and self-discipline. Our therapists and coaches work with each student to uncover which skills would be most helpful for them to develop and work with them every step of the way.
Celebrate Treatment Successes
A huge part of success is the belief that success is possible. Forte Strong puts great emphasis on these small but positive steps your son will take towards independence to help nurture that belief. A win, no matter how small, is empowering and enough seemingly small wins add up to HUGE success. That’s why we make sure to celebrate all of these small wins for each of our students. This attitude sets Forte Strong’s failure to launch treatment program apart from other treatment programs.
Leave with Real Life Preparedness
Overall, Forte Strong creates a safe place where young adults can learn how to become real, functioning adults without the devastating fear of failure that paralyzes many young men. Some other programs, like wilderness therapy camps, take men out of the real world environment instead of helping them to thrive in real life situations. At Forte Strong, we don’t sugarcoat anything, and students in our program face real-life problems and challenges because we believe that is the best way to get lasting results. However, they also always have the support and guidance that they need. If your son has failed to transition to adulthood on his own, Forte Strong is the perfect environment to help him do so.
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Want to know more about Failure to Launch Syndrome?
Failure to launch is an epidemic that affects young adult men the world over. Recent studies suggest that over 60% of young men 18-26 still live at home with their parents, with a vast majority of these adult children facing failure to launch syndrome. The problem is so common that it was even the subject of the 2006 film “Failure to Launch” starring Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker. It’s been given many names throughout the ages: failure to launch, Peter Pan syndrome, the boomerang generation, puer aeternus, and more. Forte Strong was established specifically to address this growing problem. We want to help young men become independent and successful, and acknowledge that many young men cannot do that without the right help, guidance, and treatment.
Forte Strong’s failure to launch treatment helps young men to discover what motivates them, how to be successful, and how to feel confident in themselves and their abilities. Forte Strong recognizes the frustration and fear that these young men face day to day and our team has the experience and know-how to show them how to assume responsibility and take action to achieve independence and become their own man.
Forte Strong works with bright and capable young men who don’t know where to start, or who are stuck in a rut and need a hand to help get them back to a positive, proactive and purposeful point in their life. Forte Strong helps them get in tune with their unique strengths, skills, and talents to accomplish what they once thought was impossible. The ultimate goal is for our students to have the confidence, grit, and experience to successfully meet the challenges of life while still meeting their needs. A successful Forte Strong graduate lives on his own, has a job to provide for himself, budgets his money and time efficiently, and is able to handle the challenges that come his way confidently.
Forte Strong takes an individualized approach to treating failure to launch syndrome. Not only does your son work one-on-one with an experienced and qualified life-coach but a therapist as well to provide specific failure to launch therapy. His coach and therapist help him to develop his own blueprint for success, which he can apply over and over again, ensuring success even after he graduates. Forte Strong isn’t just a quick fix; it will set your son up for success for the rest of his life.
Forte Strong’s student selection process ensures that we only work with young men who are capable and committed to overcoming failure to launch. Forte Strong’s selection process also helps to create a cohesive, healthy and proactive environment crucial to your son’s success. At Forte Strong, we live what we teach…coaches not only explain principles of success, they demonstrate success. Some of our coaches are even graduates of Forte Strong themselves, proud to be teaching the skills that improved their lives to new students.
If your son is experiencing serious failure to launch setbacks related to ADHD, depression, social anxiety, low self-esteem, mood instability, video game addiction, codependency and other related issues surrounding failure to launch syndrome we encourage you to learn more about Forte Strong’s failure to launch treatment program. Don’t let another day go by waiting to get the help you need now. Call us at (866) 763-7033.