I tried explaining the idea behind some coins and this is the one they liked the most.
My mother has been sending me messages every now and then, she learned she can follow MANA on coinmarketcap and she is interested not so she can understand the project fully, but because it excites me. Therefore I hope this coin will perform extremely well in the future, it has been holding up great and maintained most of its value in the correction.
Perhaps an interesting side note, I also got into MANA at the same time and for the same amount my parents did and I'm going to trade this coin, opposed to them HODL'ing.
So that in a few years from now we can compare strategies and see if me trading this coin has been more lucrative than my parents just HODL'ing it.
I usually don't call out USD targets but I wouldn't be surprised to see this coin go to 10 USD and beyond, I believe in this project
I'm HODLing this one and I have added small amounts - got in around the same time as you (and your parents), maybe riskier then going long on OMG or NEO but I, like you believe something like this could have huge gains.