It’s time for us to move aside, look on lovingly and interestedly, but get on with the business of our own lives. To tend to our children more quietly, without unsolicited advice or too many questions.
At this halfway point, I couldn’t be more pleased with my family’s Kenyon experience. But I’m reminded that the second half of anything only raises expectations, and I’m excited for the journey ahead.
This last celebratory trip to Kenyon marks the end of an era for us parents as well as for our children.
A good college provides ample opportunities for young people to discover where and how they might fit in and contribute. Of course, part of the challenge is in taking the leap and seeing what works and what doesn’t — effort and struggle are an expected part of the game.
As you consider your child’s future, look up close, squint if you must, and examine the details — but try also to take a longer, more distant view.