How old were your kids when you started the program? - page 2
Here's my dilemma, if I wanted to I could apply for the nursing program for fall 07 I could, I'm on my last pre-req and I could easily finish my co-reqs before the program started. My problem is... Read More
Jan 18, '07Quote from Irene joyI would wait. Half day kindergarten is a nightmare even if you are not in nursing school. Just wait and do nursing school next year. One year out of your life is nothing. One year out of your kids' lives is huge!Here's my dilemma, if I wanted to I could apply for the nursing program for fall 07 I could, I'm on my last pre-req and I could easily finish my co-reqs before the program started. My problem is while my son will be in first grade, my daughter will be starting kindergarten and most kindergartens are half day. Who could pick her up at 11:55 and what about sons pick up at2:45 ? Most program run from 8-3 or so don't they? How do you all manage your kids sceduals, and do you think I should wait another year? Oh , and I don't mind paying for some day care, that would be doable, it's just the legistics of it all!
Jan 18, '07Quote from jovI agree with this . . . it didn't hurt me to wait either. And I was old.I would wait. Half day kindergarten is a nightmare even if you are not in nursing school. Just wait and do nursing school next year. One year out of your life is nothing. One year out of your kids' lives is huge!
Jan 21, '07I have 10, 7 and three year old.
Childcare will be an issue until they are teenagers I guess. I work full time m-f 8:30a-4p. So I don't see my kids all day anyway. It is going to suck for me because next year I will start the nursing classes and I will be gone three nights a week and weekends in addition to being gone during the day. So far I have taken on line and evening classes but only one night a week or taken vacation time from work to take a day time summer class. So I still get weekends and most evenings with the kids. I realy don't want to give up my weekends with the kids. & The thought of giving them up for two years straight is making me ill. But you gotta do what you gotta due right?
Not sure who is going to watch the kids next semster in the evening yet, my husband works most evenings until 10:30p.
Jan 21, '07I'm an "older student" so my son is 17. But I completely understand your dilemma. I worked part-time when he was young because I hated the thought of putting him into daycare.
Good luck!:spin: I'm sure you'll figure something out.
Jan 22, '07My kids were 5, 6, and 11 when I started back to school full time. My kids went to daycare after school, and I was usually able to pick them up by 3:30 or so. It was definitely hard, but my husband and I were a great team and we knew in the end the struggle would be worth it
Jan 22, '07My kids are 13 and 15 and I have a year left. I am glad that I don't have the same childcare problems to deal with as some of my classmates. That on top of the demands of school would probably be enough to push me off the cliff Good luck to you whatever you decide.
Jan 22, '07Like Kathyz, I am "older" (hey..since when is 37 soon to be 38 old?? )
I have two daughters, one is a high school freshman (she's 14) and the other is in full-time kindergarten (she's 5). Luckily I DO have that age span where the older can watch out for the younger when my hubby's times overlap.
Good thing w/my school is we have pretty much the same days off that my daughters schools do. It also helps that I work from home for an insurance company and I make my own hours, the hubby is self employeed so he can come and go as needed if one of the girls gets sick while they are at school, if there's an early dismissal etc.
I go in to school after the older one leaves for the bus but before the younger one gets on (hubby will get her on the bus) But I will come home about 15 minutes after the older one gets home but I'll be able to get the little one off the bus. For me, all things lined up perfectly, for once, and its the perfect time to start school.