Acceptance Letters: Parents, college and letting go

Elizabeth Weinstein

Hometown  —  Tully, New York

Elizabeth Weinstein is a freelance writer. She lives with her husband, Steve Shahan, in Tully, New York. Their daughter graduated from Kenyon in May 2015, and their son in May 2017.

Another Season

By Elizabeth Weinstein on June 27, 2017

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.

It's All Greek to Kenyon

By Elizabeth Weinstein on November 2, 2016

Upending our vague assumptions is one of the best reasons to go to college, of course, so as their mother, I’m glad for both our kids that there is a Greek presence at Kenyon. You know it’s the right college when you realize you have become part of something bigger than yourself and that you do things there you couldn’t do anywhere else.

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