The “Failure to Launch” Epidemic

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It turns out that play time could be the key to preventing the “failure to launch” phenomenon – when young adults fail to assume self-sufficiency and responsibility. As seen in a remote Liberian village, children willingly do chores as they grow older, hypothesised to be because of the “seamless transition from make-believe play…to actually doing it.” The diminished recreation-time, seen in schools throughout the Western world, is thus put forth as an easily-manipulated factor to the failure to launch. Read full article here

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