As a parent, it’s quite normal for you to constantly put the needs of your child or children first. You are constantly worrying and considering what is best for them and their future, which means your own needs often get pushed aside. If you have been feeling like you wish you could advance in your career, or even make a career change but just don’t have the educational background to make it happen, then it may be time to think of going back to school. And here’s the really surprising thing, kids can actually benefit from their parent going back to school. Let’s take a closer look.
Parents Can a Secure a Higher Paying Job
One of the most obvious ways in which kids can benefit from a parent going back to school is the fact the parent can then graduate and find a better paying, possibly more secure job. By making more money, the entire family benefits. Statistics show that over 14 million people in the UK are living in poverty, and there is another 2.5 million that are just above the poverty line. What this means is that any extra income could make a massive difference for the kids, and the whole family.
Get It Done Quickly with Full-Time Studies So the Future is Closer
Another benefit is that parents can choose to jump all in if you will and get it done fast. Enrolling in full-time studies may require you to look into student accommodation near the campus, which means moving away from home, but when you do full–time study, you will get it done so much faster than part-time.
Today’s student accommodation options are very different from what they used to be. You’ll find more variety, better amenities, and frankly a more grown-up feel to these residences. Take, for example, the student accommodation in areas like Bournemouth that’s available through Collegiate,which is part of a boutique collection. What this means is that the accommodations are centrally located, are brand new, offer short lets, high-speed Wi–Fi, all-inclusive and individual en–suite accommodation, and high-tech security. It won’t feel like the typical “dorm” living!
Setting a Positive Example
Then there is the fact that by following your dreams and putting in the hard work necessary to achieve that dream, you are setting a very strong and positive message for your kids. Kids look to their parents for guidance and direction, and if they see you as a strong parent who goes after what they want, they will learn to do the same in their own life.
You will Become a Happier and Better Parent All Around
Making your own dreams and needs a priority may seem foreign at first, but it will make you feel happier, stronger, and successful, which in turn will make you a better parent. That happiness will flow into all areas of your life, and just make you a more contented, relaxed person and parent.
Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back
So, if you’ve been thinking about going back to school but are afraid how it will affect the kids, it’s time to push that fear aside and start looking at the positive benefits that the kids will enjoy.