Many young adults today are "failing to launch" into responsible adulthood. They live at home with their parents, lack career motivation, and don't understand that success requires real commitment. In The Path to Purpose, William Damon explores the difference between the youth today who are thriving and those in need of guidance. He identifies nine key factors that differentiate the two groups and presents parents with simple but powerful methods they can employ in order to launch their child on the path to a deeply satisfying and productive life. Hardcover.
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The message of The Path to Purpose is relevant in today's culture...and the book is a much needed resource for parents and youth workers. Author William Damon deals with the social issue of children growing into maturity and leaving the nest. Besides presenting the latest research, the author provides parents with tools to help their young adult children launch out onto their own. If you are a parent or if you work with youth in any capacity, you will want to read this book and share it with others.