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And the macro-data on the issue demonstrated that my sample of students was simply part of a national trend.
As I began writing my book on the subject, one statistic stood out.
At least one of three men between the ages of 22-34 is living at home with their parents.
More astonishing is that this statistic was generated prior to the Great Recession.
What is the root cause? The root cause did not sprout in those that failed to launch in their twenties but rather in their teen years. It is not as if highly successful college graduates suddenly jettisoned their ambitions and moved back home. Why then are these twenty-something young men struggling?For the most part, they floundered in college, either doing poorly or not graduating. But, that is not the root cause. Some highly successful high school students perform terribly in college. But, most do not.Why then are so many young men performing poorly in college?In general, these young men did not have great college options and subsequently wound up either in an uninspiring or mismatched transitional environment for them. In addition, many of these young men did not have the work character to successfully handle college.Why didn’t these men have college options or the work character to handle college? In most every case, they had subpar grades in high school and did not develop the proper training and skills to develop into competent students.Why did these boys do poorly in high school?After working with several thousand students this past decade, I will suggest that in 95% of the cases, the student was not properly motivated to do his best.We have our root cause for most struggling young men: lack of motivation during the teen years.
Learn how to:
– Transform your role from nagging boss to loving parent
– Shift your son’s inner drive
– Identify the best methods for effectively communicating with your son
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