Tips for Moms Returning to School
Whether you’re a single mother or you and your partner are juggling a family together, making the choice to continue your education after having children is a great way to empower yourself.
But, going back to school as a mom has a unique set of challenges. No one should be under the impression that it will be exceptionally easy all the time.
With that being said, there are several things you can do to make the transition easier on yourself and your family. With a little bit of extra planning and a few extra “tricks” to keep everyone happy, you can complete your degree at the American College of Healthcare and Technology, while keeping your home life balanced and happy.
1. Financial Aid
Believe it or not, there are many different scholarships and grants out there that are strictly made available to parents who want to go to school. At the American College of Healthcare and Technology, we also participate in federal financial aid programs and offer financial aid to those who qualify.
You shouldn’t let finances keep you from getting the education you want. So, before enrolling in a program, do your research on different types of assistance you can receive. It’ll be one less thing to worry about as you’re going through your coursework, and it won’t become a burden for your family’s funds.
2. Use Your Support System
Whether it’s your husband, mother, sister, friends, etc., don’t feel as though you must do this alone! You might be the one going back to school but asking for help along the way will make things so much easier for you. It will also allow your children to stay in their familiar routine.
There will be times when you might want to give up, or when things feel overwhelming. In these instances, a support system is more beneficial than ever. Simply having someone to talk to so you can release your frustrations will make a big difference in your self-confidence and can help to push you through to graduation.
3. Take Care of Yourself
One of the most important things you can do when you decide to go back to school as a mom is practice self-care. Find time to do things that relax you. Stay active. You might even benefit from something as simple as deep breathing exercises or meditation.
You might find that your time is more limited than it used to be, but if you don’t take proper care of yourself, you’ll burn out quickly. This is another reason a strong support system is exceptionally important.
It can be difficult for mothers to continue their education after having children, but it’s certainly not impossible. It helps to have your whole family on board, so don’t be afraid to discuss it with them before you get started. You can even get your kids involved by helping you with “homework” or studying. The more you can plan, the easier and more rewarding the whole experience will be.
If you’re interested in a one on one tour and a chance to meet with a financial aid advisor at the American College of Healthcare and Technology, call us at (888) 430-4224 or, visit us online at www.ach.edu for more information.
American College of Healthcare and Technology has two convenient locations.
Our Huntington Park offers the following programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Veterinary Assistant, and Massage Therapy & Physical Therapy Aide.
Our Huntington Park campus proudly serves the following communities: Bell, Bell Gardens, Compton, Southgate, Los Angeles, Vernon, Maywood, Cudahy, Florence, South Central LA, Watts, Lynwood, City of Industry, Lawndale, Paramount, Inglewood, Commerce, Downy, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Carson, Long Beach, Bellflower, Pico Rivera, Montebello, Whittier, Gardena, Hawthorne, El Monte, La Puente, Monterrey Park.
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