I start school at the end of this month and im so scared! someone help me!

Jessica - posted on 03/11/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I had my first kid when i was 16 n the 15 months after giving month to my daughter i have birth to my son. 19 with two babies and no help! I met my husband who also has a daughter and i have been rasing her as my own sinc she was 2. My daughter and her are only a few months apart. I have been a stay at home mom for 4 years now. I have dreamed of the day when they all were in school (daycare cost to much) so i could start doing me for awhile. My husband is in the army, i wanted to get a job but he wants me to go back to school. Im just so scared that im gonna be educated enough and not know what the hell is going on. If anyone has any advise please send them my way thanks

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Kelly - posted on 04/11/2010

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go back and get your basics, like a GED class or something. talk with a councelor about it. they are very good with finding the right fit.

Amanda - posted on 03/30/2010

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I'm 28, divorced and have 4 children, ages 6, 4, 3 and 16 months. I am going back to school this fall for an accounting degree and I am so scared! I went to college right after graduating high school but dropped out after a year to get married at 19. I had my first daughter at 21, second at 23, third at 24 and my son at 26. Then I got a divorce, and now I am ready to live my life for me and my kids. I haven't been to school in almost 10 years! It's going to take a long adjustment period, especially with 4 kids.

Dorothy - posted on 03/30/2010

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I admire your desire to get educated! That is the biggest hurdle, and you are already there! You will do fine. Keep your eye on the prize--graduation, better career opportunities, better life. Keep a schedule and plan of what you need to do. Stay focused and organized. Make sure to study a little before and after class, too, as well as "study time". That way the information stays fresh in your mind. I applaud you for what you are doing for yourself and your children.

Catherine - posted on 03/26/2010

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I'm 34, my children are 9,8,5 & 3 and I'm now back studying! Yes, it's scary and difficult to get your brain to cooperate at first. I think it helps if you have a good reason why YOU want to do it (not just because your husband thinks you should). If you can find this reason & hold on to it, you will get through.

Bernice - posted on 03/23/2010

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You'll do fine. I love going back to school and I did two years when I first got married then waited eight years to finish my bachelors. By the time I went back, I had 2 children and my oldest was in kindergarten.

As long as you put your best foot forward, good grades will be easy to get. Just do your best to meet the requirements of each professor. If you find you are having a hard time in a class, find out about tutoring on campus. Schools normally have students who tutor as a form of student loan/scholarship.

Angela - posted on 03/23/2010

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I was 19 with 2 kids also. I am now 22 and going for my RN full time, work part time and take care of the household cause well the daddy just doesnt like to clean lol. It is possible girlfriend!!!! Just don't let the little things overwhelm you and find out all the options you have before you sign up for anything. I personally love being in school it is a social outlet for me and dont let tough times discourage you.

Lisa - posted on 03/19/2010

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I kind of want to go back to school after years of raising young kids, I guess you need the drive and a goal to meet your long term achievement. By taking mini steps, you know that you can focus on your study one day at a time and even you have to give up your spare time, bonding time and vacations, you know you are going in the right direction for yourself and your kids. Follow your dreams and it would benefit your health, family and career in ways you never dream of.

Amberlynn - posted on 03/17/2010

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I am a full time student, work a full time job, have a two year old and have a wedding to plan for in August. I know how you feel. My best advice for you is to take it one day at a time, and when you get stressed about homework remember why you are going back to school. The hardest part of school for me is when Kaleigh is down stairs playing with my sister and I am up stairs working on homework and I can hear her laughing and playing and I just want to be down stairs with her. It is so hard. But I am going back to school so that I can help provide a better future for her, and if I don't then I wont be able to provide for her what I need to. That helps me get through it! The other thing to look into is online classes. I take all my classes online and it helps cause I can do my homework and tests when she is sleeping, taking a nap or playing at McD's. Its away for me to spend time with her and not let my school work lag.

Jennifer - posted on 03/14/2010

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Thanks Niki, I agree with you...I am almost finished with pre-clinicals (which is the classroom part) then I will be doing the hands-on part and I can't wait....I am a tactile learner which is simply put, I learn more but just doing it...I'm a hands-on person anyway...Keep me in your thoughts and prayers...I so appreciate it

Niki - posted on 03/14/2010

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First of all I think you have made the best decision ever! Getting an education is something that no one can take away. I wont lie it will be tough at times, but stay determined and focused and the rewards will be great.

Jennifer - posted on 03/13/2010

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I am 36 and I am in Nursing School...I do not get sleep but on the otherhand, I have a 'B' in the class...I have 3 children but if you want something bad enough, you will make the experience a very good one...I do know that you need a great support system or you will fail at it...my husband is such a wonderful man and for that I am truly blessed...in the end, it will have been worth all the sacrifices that I have had to make!!! Good Luck to you!!!

Yvonne - posted on 03/13/2010

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I sure needed to hear there were others out there that have taken this plunge.

Yvonne - posted on 03/13/2010

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I responded before I read your post. I agree with it all the way. I tend to get frecked out about my age and lack of educational opportunities.

Yvonne - posted on 03/13/2010

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I can sympithize with you. I decided to go back to school after 21 years. I have found that I'm not able to relate to the students right out of high school, but the instructors are more helpful and encourging. They seem to understand that LIFE can get in the way of studying and seem willing to work with you more readily.

Kimberly - posted on 03/13/2010

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I just finished my 2nd week of going back to school. I haven't been to school for 18 years and I was a bit scared. My daughter is grown and out of the house, but going back to school no matter what the situation can be a little scarry. You need to push the fears away....decide what you truly want to do....and jump in! You have to make sure that you are going back to school for something you are interested in doing so it will keep your interest and keep you excited! You can go to school while your children are in school...do homework when your children are doing homework...and study when your children are studying! It will give them strong skills for school, and you as well! I go to school with young mothers such as yourself and they say it is really making the bond with their children better (they had good relationships with them before school...they are just having more in common with studying and homework!). They are glad they went back to school and the kids love the idea that mommie has to do homework too! Not sure if this will help you...but feel free to ask any questions you might have!! Good Luck!

Leeann - posted on 03/11/2010

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i just when back after 7 yr of being out it will be ok they are realy good at help and make it were u understand it i say go for it in this day you have to go to get a verry good job

Colleen - posted on 03/11/2010

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First of all~Breathe! lol...You will do fine, I'm back in school in my second year technically, and also taking first year courses as well, you will meet plenty of women in your shoes! No worries! You are not alone. I've got tons of online resources that I've accumulated on my journey thus far if you're interested just email me and let me know okay? ariesgirl64@live.ca and I can send to you that may alieviate some anxiety for you. (sorry spelling is off today been up since 4am writing papers...ugh! :( the mature students community is huge, and if you get involved on your campus even though you are a mommy at home try to make connections on campus as well as online friendships, been there and done that, see now you've just made your first online buddy right? Nice to meet you Jessica, my name is Colleen. Email me anytime or post on here. Supporting each other and getting each other through it is part of what women do best right? Take care, Col

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