Acceptance Letters: Parents, college and letting go

Ralph Gardner Jr.

Hometown  —  New York City, New York

Ralph Gardner is a New York-based writer and the Wall Street Journal’s former Urban Gardner columnist. His daughter Lucy graduated from Kenyon in 2011 and Gracie in 2016.

Carrying Kenyon Into Adulthood

By Ralph Gardner Jr. on March 30, 2018

As parents help their teenagers sift through college acceptances, probably the last thing on their minds is what their children’s circumstances will look like several years after college. But long-term success, however one chooses to define it, is really what it’s all about.