Acceptance Letters: Parents, college and letting go

Katie Hafner

Hometown  —  San Francisco, California

Katie Hafner, veteran journalist, author and Kenyon parent, was on staff at The New York Times for ten years, where she remains a frequent contributor, writing on healthcare and technology. She also has worked at Newsweek and BusinessWeek, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Wired, The New Republic, The Huffington Post, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Her sixth book, Mother Daughter Me, a memoir, was published by Random House in July 2013. She is the author of five previous works of nonfiction covering a diverse range of topics, including the origins of the Internet, computer hackers, German reunification, and the pianist Glenn Gould.

Getting into a Communication Groove that Works for You

By Katie Hafner on October 16, 2013

When my daughter was a junior in high school, she signed up for a six-week summer program in Brazil.  I couldn’t imagine how I would cope for that long without her. If I couldn’t face putting her on an airplane for a six-week trip, how would I handle a college drop-off? I joked with her that after she said good-bye to me on freshman move-in day, she should check under the bed in her dorm room. She was not amused.