PLEASE , I need help. I have never been in college but preparing to start this coming Jan. of 2007. I really really want to go into the nursing program, but i have many barriers and dilemas. I am 22 with to boys 6 and 8 , no supportive family what so ever. I make minium wage and cant even really get a babysitter now to work full time. Sometimes i have to risk leaving the boys home alone in order to work. I have been studying up on nursing and KNOW this is somthing for me. What i dont know is if i can do it academically. I want this so bad , but iv been told that it will be impossible for me. Is this true , do i need to look into another profession? Im not so worried about studying at home a whole lot because my boys are very well behaved and understanding. They are actually my only support.
They get excited when i say im going to college. But is there a way to be sure of success without going crazy first? Please , i need some real honest advice. I need to be able to go into school focused on what i will leave with. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!
Nov 24, '06
Quote from SiamCat1
the one thing that bothered me about your post was your saying that you have to leave your boys home alone to work. I really don't know what to say. For their safety, you need to do whatever you have to, to have adequate care for them. Children come first, period. Doesn't matter if they interfere with your plans or not. If going to school means that they are going to be left "alone" more, then you need to wait to go to school until you have some sort of plan in place. Listen, you are not going to care about a degree you earned, if social services comes and takes your kids away from you. I wish you the very best!!!
i agree 110% with siamcat. the children's well-being and safety should be the #1 priority- no matter what. in california, there are government programs that help assist families with childcare needs. i'm not sure what state you live in, but i am sure other states have similar programs. also, try looking into your children's elementary school because most schools provide before and after school daycare. it costs money, but the school district has the authority to waive or discount the fees of these types of after-school programs, depending on your financial needs. many of my friends work as childcare leaders at elementary sites, and it is a great alternative for parents who are unable to find someone to watch their children.
Last edit by mommy_xo on Nov 24, '06