Raising a preteen and teenage son is harder now than ever before. I know our sons are good kids, yet their lack of desire and inability to launch into the adult world places them at alarmingly high risk - for anxiety, irresponsibility, feeling entitled, struggling in school, disrespectful behaviors or succumbing to drug, alcohol or digital addiction.
IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT that we live in a culture that doesn’t educate parents about how to best guide our sons as they navigate through the distractions of the electronic highway, in the form of digital dominance, social media, and over-the-top commercialism.
While the digital age has created an amazing acceleration of advances in almost all human endeavors that benefit society, it has also made it more challenging than ever for parents and communities to focus the attention of our teens in ways that foster their healthy development as they move into young adulthood.
I know that you already have the natural parental instinctive wisdom needed to mentor your son as he deals with the challenges of the adult world. The problem is that our intelligent sons are preoccupied with activities that keep them from paying attention to their instinctual biological drive which is to successfully launch into the world.
He thinks he knows how to be an adult. And you know that he’s not ready yet...