April 14, 2017 1:36pm CST
I finished high school two year ago, and started cosmetology a couple months after. I was supposed to be done with cosmetology school in April 2016, but got pregnant shortly after finishing HS. Because of this it pushed my graduation date and the date i started college. I will be officially done with cosmetology school in late August/ early September. I Start College on May 30th. I haven't been to an actual school in 2 years and I am SO nervous. Any single parents on here who have gone back to school? How did you do it? I'm taking online classes while I am still in cosmetology because i don't make enough for day care, im just hoping i can handle two schools, a part time job, and a 1 year old. Any tips to get through school?
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• Pikeville, North Carolina
16 Apr 17
@Chels0116 When you show your determination to succeed in school, hopefully the others will come around. I mentioned your post to my wife, and she recommended, as a practical matter, using an organizer to keep up with schedule and assignments. Staying organized is going to be essential with all you have going on.
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Apr 17
Congratulations on your determination to attend college! It's not going to be easy, but unlike so many others, you are choosing not to give up. I admire that. I wish you the best of luck. And by the way, you start college on my birthday! lol
• Huntington, West Virginia
14 Apr 17
I'm currently enrolled full time in online classes, with a toddler. It's pretty difficult mainly because you're on your own for the most part. You just read the text on your own and hope for the best. As for childcare, most states have some kind of child care subsidy program. There are usually income requirements, activity requirements (work or school), or both. Maybe check your local Human Resources dept?
• Jakarta, Indonesia
15 Apr 17
Oh..! Seems you are busy all the way your life. If you are really sure to finish your college, just keep doing better, and make sure you have the supplements to do all of your duty. Share your focus with your study and your kid, also with your part time job. Tha's all you can do, and never give up.
• United States
17 Apr 17
I'm really proud of you. Our daughter got pregnant when she was 17, but she graduated from high school and went on to finish college while working part time and taking care of a husband and two kids. Today she has a wonderful husband and little boy and a fantastic career. They just bought a 1/2 million dollar house. I'm telling you this because if she could be successful, so can you.
• Laguna Woods, California
17 Apr 17
My best tip is to try to take it one day at a time and not let yourself get overwhelmed. Learn to say "no" to anything you do not really have to do. Be kind and patient with yourself and accept that you will not always be able to do everything you would like to do. Good luck. It will be worth it at the end.