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

 Barbara Greenleaf

Barbara Greenleaf

As the opening lines of our featured article say, “Everything gets more complicated as a special needs child ages. Yes he’s getting older but he’s not necessarily getting more mature.” We sat down with one heroic mother in this situation and researched others to bring you Parenting the Intellectually Challenged Adult Child
         What happens—or should happen—when a grandmother discovers that her son, and father of her pre-teen grandchildren, has a hidden stash of adult videos at home? See who among our panelists echoes your feelings on the subject in Porn in the Cabinet.  
           Sometimes you just need a good, uncomplicated laugh. You’ll get several in Parental Guidance, the 2012 comedy starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler as the self-described “Other Grandparents.” The Decker’s old-school methods clash with the strictly PC parenting style of their daughter, played by Marisa Tomei. Even if you’ve never babysat for grandchildren, in a space-age house to boot, you’ll find this movie a hoot.

 
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It Worked for Me

I Let Them In

Since I want my kids to open up to me about their lives, I’ve started to open up to them about mine. They now see me as a fuller human being.

- John P., Albuquerque

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