What to do if a child is waitlisted or rejected at a school

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What to do if a child is waitlisted or rejected at a school

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Every year, parents are waitlisted or rejected. Let's talk about waitlisted first. One of the first things you want to do is the school that is your number one choice, make sure that you send them a letter and that you call them and use this phrase, "If accepted, we will enroll." It's really important that you only do this at one school, because you don't want to be known as a liar for the other schools. The second thing to do when you are waitlisted, if you haven't gotten off the waitlist in a couple of weeks, make sure you talk to the admissions director. Drop them a note at the end of summer. Drop them a note again in October. Don't give up because a lot of parents will get pulled from a waitlist, sometimes mid-year. If your child is rejected, it's really, really difficult. A lot of moms feel like they've let down their child. Really, what I like to talk about, this is the second step of motherhood. The first step is giving birth to them and giving your best to give them everything you can. Just know that it's okay. There's nothing that you did, you did the best and trust that it's going to work out for the best.

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100 Acts of Love: A Girlfriend's Guide to Loving A Friend Through Cancer or Loss

Kim Hamer is the author of 100 Acts of Love: A Girlfriend's Guide to Loving Your Friend through Cancer or Loss, a modern, essential how-to guide offering tips on what to say (and NOT to say), and specific ways to support and love a friend, co-worker or family member who is coping with cancer, loss or any crisis.

Kim Hamer became a widow after her 44-year old husband lost his life to cancer. Their children were 12, 9 and 7 at the time. Before and after her husband’s death, friends and supporters came up with unique, creative and simple ways to help her family. She called them “acts of love” because it’s what they felt like.

Her book is a fun, straightforward compilation of many of those acts. The mission of “100 Acts of Love” is to help everyone understand and embrace their importance in the lives of their friend in crisis and to provide the tools and courage needed to support them in a truly meaningful and helpful way.

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