Yes, Your Teen is Going to College, But Are They Ready? Six Things to Stop Doing Right Now, and a Few to Start
Throw out the image of high school for a second and imagine instead your child were going backpacking in the Himalayas. Would you let them coast until the trip? Or would you insist they've got to break in those hiking boots?
Whether you're accepted, rejected, or waitlisted this college admission season it's important to remember that college isn't about the name of the institution -- it's about what you make of the experience.
On that night in late March, I was rejected by all the Ivy League schools I applied to. First came a sense of anger, as I questioned how others with inferior academic qualifications succeeded in getting in. Then came a period of What-Ifs.
College decisions are rolling out and you may need to tiptoe around the eggshells.
Rejection from any college sucks. However, it's important to understand that there is a world outside college admissions, and life is actually okay with a rejection letter from anywhere between one and infinite schools. Here's my breakdown on how to best equip yourself this week.
Application season is rough on everyone. And it flat out sucks when your friends get a bunch of acceptance letters and you don't-even if you applied to completely different schools.
Rejection offers us a chance to re-think our plan, to realign or challenge our initial beliefs and ensure that where we think we want to go is indeed in our highest and best good. Here are three ways rejection can be helpful..
What I did not realize, as I started down the long hard road to finding an agent and attempting to sell my writing, was how much these rejections would help me in other aspects of my life