Rejection-How to handle disappointment
DS was not admitted into his first choice (UCLA). We warned him that he had a small chance of getting in because his stats were on the lower end of the acceptance range. He has been completely focused on his first choice in the last 2 years. Of course, he is extremely disappointed, but more so , because one of his best friends was admitted with much lower stats. He now feels that he has worked extremely hard throughout high school for nothing. As parents, we know that much of college admissions is just the luck of the draw. How have you consoled your child and convinced him it's not the end of the world. And yes, our child is a drama king. He has been admitted to many other schools and this is his first rejection.