Study And Kids - page 2
HI EVERYONE I JUST HAVE TO ASK HOW IN THE WORLD ARE YOU GUYS DOING IT. STUDYING AND HAVE YOUNG KIDS. I CAN'T DO NOTHING WITHOUT MY 2Y/O RIGHT BESIDE ME. IF MOMMY WRITES, HE WRITES. IF MOMMY... Read More
Aug 5, '03Originally posted by studentdeb
My only problem is my husband who acts like a baby and feels neglected. Especially at night when I would study when the kids go to bed, he felt it was his time.
Anyone else with this problem?
Aug 5, '03Yup, I'd say the best study time is naptime or when they are down for bed at night. I have 3 ages almost 9, 6, and 3. It is IMPOSSIBLE to study when they are up, and my husband isn't much help. The two oldest now will be in school all day, and I have the youngest going to daycare 3 full days a week. This gives me a couple hours on Tuesday to study and Thursday morning. Wed is an 11 hour day at school, so I don't think I'll get much done then, and Mon and Fri the little one will be home with me.
My suggestion is, if you can afford it...try to get them in daycare for a little bit...
Aug 5, '03I just want to take a minute to let all of you with children know that I hold you in awe. I could never do all of the things that you do with what little time you have
My hat is off to all of you
Aug 5, '03Originally posted by Berta
1 hour of library study time equals 10 hours study time with kids for me.
Aug 5, '03I take 6hrs on sundays to go to the library (closes at 12am) get mydone and prepare for the weeks classes and make notes on note cards of my readings to review throughout the week! I have 3 kiddos ! you can do it! Your little one wont be scarred if your gone.....just wait till your nursing classes start.....lol!
Aug 5, '03I have a 2 yo son also. Like your son, his favorite word is Mama and he is attached at the hip. It was worse when he wasn't in daycare, but when he's at the sitters, it's easier. I study while he's at the sitters (after class from about 1 pm to 4:55), then i pick him up. I can study after he falls asleep, but like your son, my son will sit up all night with me, even as late as 2 am!!! Waking him up early with the hope of a nap durin the day is pointless because he will stay up all day and night and be very cranky the next day. Study before you wake him up. Study after class. Oh, one thing that works for me is to lay in the bed with my son until he falls asleep. I let him think i am going to bed too, then he will go to sleep. THen i get up and study some more. Good luck!!
Aug 5, '03My son was 9 months old when I started nursing school, and was 3-1/2, when I finished. The only way that I could survive, was to put him in daycare...even on the days that I didn't have clinicals, for that was study time that was DESPERATELY needed. And, on week nights and week ends, my husband cared for him whenever I worked or had a paper or test due the next day. My (now ex-) husband was not a lot of things, but I do credit him with being willing and able to support me and that baby..and I would not have made it without him.
My mother (God rest her soul), often chastized me while I was in school, for not spending enough time with her grandson. But, after my husband walked out two years later, she told me how thankful she was, that I had a Profession. Many single Moms don't..and as hard as it was for me to raise our son alone, I can't imagine how they do it, otherwise......
Aug 5, '03Hi Everyone
I thank everyone for all of their posts and support. I know I will get through this. God will make a way. Right now there are so many doors he have lock, but one day I will have the keys.