Why children need to live with rejection

Counselor Sue Biemeret warns about the consequences of children not facing up to the potential for rejection from their favorite colleges:

I often worry about the student who compiles a long list of colleges where admission is iffy for every single school except for the one they have deemed their “safety school.” And I also worry that this same student knows every statistic about those hypercompetitive schools, but nearly nothing about that “safety,” which could very well be home for the next four years.