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Amanda - posted on 10/17/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My son is just over 4months old, is it to soon for me to be headed back to school to finish my upgrading in highschool credits? I do not have him in a daycare, my grandma does the babysitting for me, because i did not feel safe right now putting him in a day care with things i see and hear on the news with children being ignored or touched.

I was just wonder if anyone else started school right away? and if this is a good idea.

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Jacqueline - posted on 10/17/2010

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I am currently studying towards my Bachelor of Accounting, my son has been in daycare for 1 day a week since he was 4 months(Austalia). My ohter son is 3yo and very noisy so i find it really helpful, i manage to get some quiet study :).

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Amber - posted on 11/28/2010

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I went back 10 days after having my daughter...because i HAD too..or i wouldn't have been allowed to graduate..it is really tough being away from your baby that long..but it is definitely worth it when you are finished!! I would say go back..it just gets easier to put off

Janelle - posted on 11/28/2010

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This is my first post, so I hope I'm doing it right...

I have two more classes left before I can graduate college. I will be taking them this spring---my son will be about 4 months old when I begin. He will be babysat by my friend for ten or twelve hours each week during the semester. I know it isn't long, but I'm dreading going back to school and leaving him with someone. But I think the longer I wait, the harder it will be. I'm going to try my best to not feel guilty about it. We have to do what we can (with consideration) to make life better for our little ones in the long run :)

Lyndie - posted on 11/27/2010

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I think the sooner you go back, the better. If you feel you are ready then go for it!!! I am currently in my third semester of college classes at a community collegeand I have my daughter who is 2 and 1/2 now, I just want to get through school so I can support her, that is motivation right there if nothing else! My grandma also watches her while I am at school, I will not trust those day cares either. I wish you the best of luck!

Alexis - posted on 11/04/2010

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I was pregnant all through school (college) and gave birth at the beginning of a semester but I went right back to school the next week. Your education is not a selfish thing, your education is a key to you being able to provide more for your child easier than it will be without an education. Even a high school education. If you have family to help you watch your son then even better. It is never to soon to go back to school.

Tasika - posted on 11/01/2010

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I would take this opportunity and run with it. I am in the undergraduate degree program, but this only came 10 years after marriage and having children because after these things what I wanted I felt needed to wait and I lost all motivation to complete those things. But once I was in school my husband and my girls became so supportive, encouraging, the reason why I began pursuing my degree. So if you have the opportunity to go back to school, take it, because if you don't and this opportunity passes you may never have the chance again. Good luck!

Crissy - posted on 10/24/2010

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I had to go back to work when my son was 8 weeks old. I know some women that had to go back to work 2 weeks after they had their babies

Ashley - posted on 10/22/2010

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I had my son in the middle of my fall semester last year, and never took a break from it. I've been going full-time since before he was born. If you can take online classes, that's a good way to go because it's more flexible. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it when you have a little guy.

Novieta - posted on 10/21/2010

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I'm a working and student mom. I just started my study like a couple of months ago and my son is two years old now. So your situation didn't apply to me. I was working before I got Moreno, so I did had to go back to work after my maternity leave was over when he was twelve weeks old. He has been in daycare three days a week ever since. There was no other option for us, so I'm no real help here.. But I can imagine that the longer you wait, the harder it will be to find the motivation to go back. Good luck!

Licia - posted on 10/19/2010

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My opinion, either do it now while they are really little or it is going to be even harder. I decided to wait to go back to college and now I am 30 years old starting my college credits all over again. I found that when they are about two and you do start sending them to a daycare/preschool they tend to get sick alot at first. This is not the daycares fault, children share, but you miss a lot of class if you dont have someone who can run to the docs. Oh and there are alot of really good daycares you just gotta do your research first. State accredited and licensed and you can ask if the daycare runs federal database background checks. Good Luck!

Tracy - posted on 10/19/2010

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I became a mom at 16. My school sent work home and my mom took it back for me. I was out for the 6 wks and then went back. I was in my Junior year. I graduated with my class the following year and my baby girl was right there too. It's never to late. As long as you know he is safe and you are ok with that.

Amanda - posted on 10/18/2010

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Awesome thank you everyone :) I think when my session 2 starts i will continue to finish :) You were all very helpful :) Goodluck with your buddles of joy :)

Jessica - posted on 10/18/2010

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My son was born begning of may and i was a senior in high school and i had something set up so i was able to graduate in time and be able to leave school early. But the coming fall i began college and my son was just a few weeks short of 4 months, we put him in daycare. We had a very good daycare that we sent him to. The women who ran the daycare was the same women that took care of my boyfriend and his sisters when they were younger, and she is the same women that took care of my nephew. I was sad to see her close her daycare but have since found a new daycare that i love almsot as much as his old one.
The question really is are you ready to start school again? Do you think you will be able to handel a little baby and school. I would recoment starting school when your child is younger because it gets you used to the schedule of jugling baby and homework when they aren't needing as much attention. It definitly helped me transition into it. I dont know what i would do if i hadn't startd school till now when my now 17 month old is running around it would be to hard. I recomend starting when they are young, and there is nothing wrong with daycare. Just find one look hard and find one you LOVE everythign about!!!

Marina - posted on 10/17/2010

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i continued my undergrade when my daughter was just over 1 month old. my husband and i worked our scheduales so that i took night classes. but i think it was trhe best thing i could ahve done. personally i feel that if you wait too long, youll loose all motivation to continue at all. having a child is a miracle, but you dont want them 'stopping' you from completing anything you had previously planned to do. and especially if your grandma is available to babysitt, thats the best thing possible. take the oppurtunity to get your schooling done.

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