Parents at a dinner party would probably never ask you about:
1) How much money you make.
2) What your house is worth.
3) What you paid in taxes this year.
4) Sensitive medical issues.
5) Personal family problems.
So, why would it be acceptable to compare your kids' test scores, college lists, and admissions outcomes?
The next time a fellow parent tries to turn their student's college application process into a status competition, feel free to just say, "We're really excited for our daughter and will support whatever decision she makes.
Some things are OK not to share.