Rooted Parent

All About Boys with David Thomas: Boys and Purpose

Episode Summary

In this episode, David talks about moving boys toward meaning and purpose. He discusses the rising statistics, pre-COVID, of young adult males moving back home and living with their parents. He unpacks a bit of the Failure to Launch phenomena and more importantly, circles around five practices for preventing boomerang kids, and nurturing independence, while helping boys move toward that foundational developmental need of purpose.

Episode Notes

David references the first episode of All About Boys, which outlines the five stages of development for boys. You can access that episode at the following link:

For "Young, Underemployed, and Optimistic," see