How To Study When You Have a Child

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Do you remember all those sleepless nights when you had been preparing for the terms exams? Can you imagine that having a child and studying simultaneously may increase the responsibility and hardship twice or thrice? Still eager to gain education and raise a kid at once? Then we have some pleasant pieces of advice for you.

Maternity and high education: how to find things in common

Once I visited a forum especially designed for mummies who are getting education. The stories seemed to be quite similar. A lot of mothers who had different nationalities, universities, social background and interests, faced the same problems and found out similar solutions. Some of them took academic leaves twice giving birth to two children. All of them felt gratitude towards husbands and their mothers who helped to bring up a kid when his or her mother had to pass exams. They also claim to have experienced a kind of blame for not giving enough attention in the early years of child’s life; however, all the difficulties might be overcome. Moreover, if the students studied off-campus, they even didn’t need to move somewhere, just sent the papers to the tutors upon the necessity. Everything is possible, the only thing is to have a desire and not been led by laziness.

Sometimes maternity is the experience taken by the minors. For these reasons, there are pregnancy schools designed in the USA where the whole education system takes into consideration such as important factor of study as having a baby soon.

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Mothers are often worried that their children are going to feel unhappy when their parents are busy. Unfortunately, kids do not understand at this step of their growth how important the education is. That’s why parents had better use some tool from the time-management theory that allows getting on well in the family.

There are the most useful pieces of advice taken from the numerous conversations with the parents who combined study along with family.

  1. The child adopts your position in life and copies the behavior. If he sees how interested and excited his mother look while reading the numerous books before the terms exams, he will also overwhelm you with a great deal of questions and stay curious.
  2. It is impossible to be in time, so it is necessary to recognize that there is no perfect life. Just enjoy what you do. In case you have too much homework, there is nothing shaming in usage of the help of proficient writers which can give you good support with writing essays of different complexity.
  3. Believe in what you are doing. Support of the relatives will appear as soon as you believe in yourself.
  4. Look for explanations that are understandable to the child, why the mother cannot give him all the time. As well, search for ways to distract him in order to free yourself time for work, leisure and household chores. But at the same time, always keep the promises made to the children (for example, to play together when you are free), even if you postpone their fulfillment for a while.
  5. Create a daily routine with checkpoints, for example, breakfast / lunch / dinner, walk, daytime sleep, etc. Always set aside time separately for the child and separately for personal rest. For greater productivity – group things into categories, follow them in “bundles”, use the benefits of civilization whenever possible to simplify life, for example, multicookers, timers, etc.
  6. Don’t drag everything on you. Involve children in household chores, and husband in child care.

Art of combination

  1. Planning the day, it is necessary to follow the routine in the family. Nevertheless, always keep in a mind that kids are able to give surprises when you don’t wait for them. Well, if you cannot fulfill everything that has been planned beforehand, just do the main tasks and postpone others.
  2. When the child is lying or staying nearby, his busy mother might read the education materials loudly in such a way revising for the exam. Certainly, when he is sleeping, it is possible to complete the control papers.
  3. Remember that time-management is a must! Stay prepared for the creative process to be interrupted at any time; act as soon as free time appears, plan for the days of the week, which classes require your attention (at least one per day); break projects into small tasks done in time for short periods; keep a diary marking all completed cases, to build and adjust plans for the next weeks.

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