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Since I was reminding myself of this today, I thought I'd remind the rest of you, as well.  Be proud of what your dc has accomplished (and of what YOU have accomplished).  Don't let the comparison game get you down.  When others tell you about the impressive university their own dc is going to attend in the fall, and especially if they add things like "he/she's very bright," please don't take it as a slight toward your dc or your dc's choice of college.  It's just that the other parent is proud of that dc, just as you are proud of yours. 

 

 

 

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Since I was reminding myself of this today, I thought I'd remind the rest of you, as well. Be proud of what your dc has accomplished (and of what YOU have accomplished). Don't let the comparison game get you down. When others tell you about the impressive university their own dc is going to attend in the fall, and especially if they add things like "he/she's very bright," please don't take it as a slight toward your dc or your dc's choice of college. It's just that the other parent is proud of that dc, just as you are proud of yours.

You get used to it. It helps when you know your older kids have gone the lower ranked/scholarship route and have loved their schools and their futures have not been negatively impacted. My ds left today for an REU at an Ivy for 10 weeks of paid UG research....that fits his budget. ;) He'll get the pleasure of applying to top schools for grad school when attendance will not lead to crushing debt for us. In the meantime, he loves his school, his professors, and is doing great.

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It's good to not get in the comparison game even when the schools differ in "prestige" among your own students.  ;)

 

What's super important is that one get a "correct" school for each student.  None of mine would have been happy at each other's school.  Each loves their own school.  We're proud supporters of all three schools.  And I suspect all of mine will be successful in life.  :hurray:

 

But heck... just gotta add... the school hubby and I attended is #1, so everything else pales in comparison.   :coolgleamA:

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