Can working full time and going to school full time hurt my relationship with my child?

Kayla - posted on 03/07/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am working full time at a pediatricians office as well as going through nursing school and I am worried that my daughter feels the affect of me being gone. She is 10 months and I just want to be able to provide a good future for her. So I work full time to provide us for now as well as go to classs to furthur my career so that we can live a more stable life in the future. I am a 21 year old single mom and I am just worried that she will soon realize that Im not around a a lot and start to pull away from me. Any advice please write back.

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Diana - posted on 03/07/2010

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I work part time and go to school full time as well as being a single mom. The best advice I can give is stick to a routine as best you can (kids crave routines) and make time for quality time when you can. My kids and I have a family day put aside. In the middle of the week we do something special as a family. Even just playing couple of board games. Your daughter is too young for that type of thing but going for walks or the park is just as good. The important thing is you put aside everything else and just focus on you and her for a while. Good luck!

Lisa - posted on 03/07/2010

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I am in a similar situation and feel the same concerns you do. While I am not a single mom, I too worry that my son will start to pull away from me as he realizes I am not around as much. My best advice it to make the moments that you are together as special as you can with plenty of snuggle time. Good luck to you.

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