Recovering from the Peter Pan Syndrome

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The Peter Pan syndrome describes people who don’t grow up. Petra Pam for the ladies. When they are adults they are still acting like children. This is particularly common in men these days. Thus, the phrase Maleolecent, as in a make adolescent, has been coined to describe these adult children. Peter Pan syndrome is aided and abetted by parents who enable their children, by doing for them, what they can do for themselves. They stunt their emotional growth, albeit with the best of intentions. This stunting is becoming an epidemic that is leaving 30 and 40 year olds without careers, without partners and without a clue.

The movie Failure To Launch with Mathew McConaughey first highlighted the issue of adult children living at home, not being capable, or not wanting to move out. It is a state where they still hold emotional ties to being at home. Failure to launch…

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