- Lay the groundwork. Before the acceptance letters come, parents need to let their child know how proud they are of him or her.
- Stay supportive. For students who get rejected, his may be the first time they’re dealing with major disappointment. A parent’s job is to stop this from damaging their selfesteem.
- Talk it out. If your student is rejected from the first choice college, allow your child to vent their emotions. Talk about it and turn it into a teachable moment.
- College is a step on a long road. It’s a big step, but college is not the final destination. Let your student know a lot of the college admission process was out of his or her control.
- Once all the results are in, call or meet with your student’s International College Counselor advisor, as needed. Don’t let your child take denial personally.
- Remind your student to thank the people around him that made a college acceptance possible.
- Celebrate the college acceptance letters your child does get. Your sun are at the of a long journey.
Source Aldea Educativa Magazine Edition 21