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Independent living: Thriving outside of the nest

By Greg Ostler / January 1, 2021

The comforts of home keep many young adults from leaving the nest. Responsibility doesn’t exist, there are no bills to pay or schedules to follow. There is no stress or anxiety from going to college, dealing with roommates, finding a job, or deciding what other paths to take in life. There’s too much pressure in…

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Anxiety camp: Overwhelmed by the world

By Greg Ostler / December 31, 2020

What is anxiety? Anxiety disorders are a group of disorders that are characterized by intense, excessive, and continuous worry and fear about typical everyday situations. Many young adults with an anxiety disorder are so scared and stressed that they are not able to function properly. Anxiety impacts the way that students feel and behave. These…

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More than Peter Pan: About failure to launch

By Greg Ostler / December 31, 2020

What is failure to launch? Failure to launch is also known as Peter Pan syndrome, after the famous story of the boy who never grows up. Young adults stay home, do not seek employment, and begin to withdraw from the world. Many young adults need time to launch into the world. Those experiencing failure to…

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Boot camp: Life help for young adults

By Greg Ostler / December 31, 2020

Families with extreme concern for the young adult in their life may look for help in a boot camp program. These types of programs are often short-term and use military tactics involving strict discipline, rigorous physical activity and corporal punishment. Parents turn to military-style boot camps to save their child from: Manipulative behavior Future incarceration…

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