Parents of Grown Offspring (POGO) offers constructive, supportive strategies for family issues.

Barbara Greenleaf

Barbara Greenleaf

  Sometimes the best of intentions backfire. In this case, when a mother tries to help out by going into family therapy, she gets bombarded by accusations that she’s the reason everything is turning out badly for her son, a college dropout. Think about it in Could it Really be All my Fault? 

  Whether it’s to pass on what they’ve built up, take it easier in their middle age, or just give their kid a chance to get on the first rung of the corporate ladder, many parents bring their adult offspring into their place of business. POGO asked some people in this situation how it’s working out. See Working with your Child, Part 1.

  Finally, we are pleased to bring you another offering from gifted poet, Linda Schwartz. She will tug at your heartstrings as she evokes a very special father/daughter bond in My Father’s Hands.

  Although we didn’t formally mark Grandparents Day this year, let me take this opportunity to give a shout out to all my fellow grandparents in POGO land. According to intergenerational specialist Dr. Karl Pillemer, “the grandparent/grandchild relationship is second in emotional importance only to the parent/child relationship.” And what a great joy it is!  Having the third generation in our lives is truly what my grandfather-the-businessman called “interest on interest.”

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