You are caught in a trap, and, though it may be difficult, you can walk away from it. If you find yourself putting off vacations, doing without a much needed new washer and dryer, or putting off retirement because your 28-year-old needs your perpetual financial assistance, then you may be one of the growing numbers of parents who find themselves parenting adult children. These children's struggles have become their parents' struggles. Quite a few of these children have walked away from God and all of their home training, yet you, the parent, take on the responsibility of fixing their problems. You have either done it, or you are doing it or know someone who is. There are reasons you do it and reasons you should stop. God's Word can help you put your relationship with your adult child in perspective. The Parenting Trap is a literary support group of sorts which will help you gain that much needed perspective should you find yourself struggling with a struggling adult child. It is this perspective that will help you end the struggle, thus, freeing you and your child to become all that God would have you to be. Patricia Knott divides her time between the practice of medicine and serving in various ministries in her local church. She loves to write and has written many articles for Women's Inc., the local women's magazine in her area.