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

Barbara Greenleaf

Barbara Greenleaf

Dear Friend,   

I recently came across two articles that I thought would resonate with you as much as they did with me. The first is called “Goodbye to their Childhood.” Writing in the first person, the author realized that what she was mourning as she said au revoir after a family reunion was not so much her adult offspring of today but their childhood selves of yesterday. The second article, “The Little Comment,” is also written in the first person, but this time it’s from the point of view of the younger generation. The writer is sensitive to the subtext of her mother’s seemingly innocuous remarks, which always seemed to carry a note of criticism.
To lighten things up in this post, I am also including a funny, real-life quote about a parent and her grown child’s promotion as well as a cute cartoon that speaks to us POGOs. Check them out in A Mother's Response to her Daughter's Promotion and Freeway Sign.

I am always open to running pieces that appeared elsewhere, on line or in print. If you come across something that you think would be right for this blog, please let me know and I’ll follow up on it. Several readers have suggested ideas and articles, and I’m most appreciative of their help.

Sending warmest regards,

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