How To Be a Better Dad: Continuing Education 

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How To Be a Better Dad: Continuing Education 

How To Be a Better Dad is the fatherhood and co-parenting section on SingleDad. Share and exchange great fatherhood advice from our members who are in all stages of fatherhood. In this article we’re going to discuss how to continue our education while parenting. 

 

Dear SingleDad, 

I have 4 children with my wife. Our children are in school themselves and I would like to go back to school. The only thing is I’m not sure how to balance it all between parenting, marriage, and work. Any advice? Thanks. 

-Seb, 40

 

Good for you going after what you want and figuring out a plan to balance it all! We can’t say it will be easy, but it is possible. 

  • Schedules 

Your children are in school and follow a schedule, just like your wife, and yourself. We can work around those existing schedules or change them up. Night school is an option as well as online. Online may be the only option offered right now due to covid. Communicating with your job will help and they may be able to change your hours. 

 

  • Is It Possible? 

Like I said, it won’t be easy, but it’s possible. People pursue their degrees all of the time while holding a full time job and caring for their family. If continuing your education is what you’re determined to do and worth it, you will find a way to make it work. 

 

  • Full Time or Part Time? 

Going back to school is a change and something to learn how to jump back into. It’s another responsibility. I would suggest going to school part time. You won’t be overloaded with assignments and you can learn along the way how to balance it all out. 

 

  • Be Mindful 

Like you are, be mindful of where you’re putting your energy and how you spend your time. All you can do is your best. Setting time aside for a date night, or movie night with your children, and time for yourself is important. Being mindful is what creates balance. 

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