Some do, but most are not so lucky. The fact is that even the best students often get at least one rejection. It can be something as simple as the fact that the school already has accepted enough students from your geographic area.
Stick around as your teen rushes to get the mail when letters are due. Don’t hover, but be nearby in case your teen needs you. If the news is bad, offer a big hug and ask what you can do to help.
Your teen may not want you to do anything for awhile. He may need time to sort through his feelings. When he is ready to talk, stress that you love him and are proud of him, no matter what. Also explain that the most important part of education is what we learn, rather than where we learn it.
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