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

 Barbara Greenleaf

Barbara Greenleaf

Dear Friend,   

In The Downsizing Dilemma, Part 1, we established the fact that our kids don’t want our stuff. That’s the why of getting rid of things. But that still leaves us with the how of it. All those decisions! All those fond memories! All those irrational attachments! If you would rather have your teeth pulled without anesthesia than tackle divestment, see what the experts advise and take heart in The Downsizing Dilemma, Part 2.
Downsizing is played somewhat for laughs, but I take mental illness very seriously in this week’s scenario, The Ragged Edge. Here, Jim is concerned that his daughter has bipolar disorder, and he’s beside himself because he doesn’t know how to help her. If you were Jim, what would you do?
Finally, I finish up with a long quote from Deepak Chopra. After he wrote his bestselling book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Dr. Chopra applied his principles to raising children with strong inner values. The result was The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfillment. You can find the book’s main message in Deepak Chopra on our Children’s Success.

I Can Talk and Write . . .

In the last few months I’ve had a great time speaking before several organizations about POGO. Entitled “Grown Children: Why Did No One Provide an Owner’s Manual?” my presentation kicks off with an overview of the changing adult family; then we have a lively group discussion around three Dear-Abby-like scenarios; and I finish up by reading a few of my short, humorous pieces. I travel, so if you think I might be right for your group, please email me. Your audience members will be informed and entertained.

Speaker Barbara Greenleaf

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