I have to vent!

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Mere2033, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Mere2033

    Mere2033 Member

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    My DD forgot to put down her attendance to Girl State on her Senator nomination application. Unbelievable! She only worked tirelessly to be chosen and attend only to leave it off her application!
    Thanks for listening! Bt the way, I tossed and turned all night last night stewing over it!
     
  2. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    It is not difficult for your DD to contact your RC and advise him/her to add this to her EC's.
    Yes it is frustrating, but let your DD handle it. Many awards and honors occur after the application is submitted.

    Hang in there, mom!
     
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    My DS's NEVER, EVER forgot details on applications!;)
     
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    ca2midwestmom Member

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    If it's for her MOC nomination application, have her call the MOC's office and talk to the coordinator. They can easily add it to her application, or make a note on her app. It wouldn't hurt for her to mention it at the interview also. Don't fret - it's not a make or break deal. New ACT scores or awards can be mentioned/shown at the interview also (ones that arrived too late to include with the app).
     
  5. Mere2033

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    Thank you very much for the advice. I will definitely have her try to add it. Hopefully she'll have some better SAT scores to add too. I just didn't think you could add anything after the deadline which has passed.
     
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    Stinging lesson on accountability. Wait till big things in life are missed in a competitive contract that cost you a few million. Been there, done that. DD needs to carry the weight on her shoulders not you. I know it can be difficult because at times DS/DD really don't know the right questions to ask. But they will learn from the hard core university of life. Sometimes you can recover, other times you can't by missing details and simple mistakes. And there is no one to blame except that face in the mirror. Your DD can recover from this by adding it at the interview or calling to ask if she can submit an updated resume. But she needs to make the effort.

    But if she gets accepted, it's all on her.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  7. Mere2033

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    You are correct. Her dad goes crazy. Much harder on her then I am on the accountability part. I'm a softy always trying to take care of business which will hurt them in the long run. Her turn to fix this. She's done good managing things but this was a blow. I think she's kicking herself pretty bad right now. Hopefully a good learning lesson.
     
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  8. Sojourn

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    My two cents: you parent in any way that suits you. Help her a lot, a little, or not at all. That's your business and what works for you may or may not work for others. There are no absolutes except that there are no absolutes. I concur with others saying don't sweat it. The MOC offices are run by low paid staffers who get paid to help you not hinder you. You can get it in. In fact it will now be a boon to her because it will stand out. Good luck!
     
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