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Being a parent is always more than a full time job so fitting study into this can be very demanding and difficult.
As a parent you learn time management strategies and how to juggle multiple tasks and become expert at it. Apply these skills to your study
Juggling the demands of the family and study can cause extra stress on you, your partner and family.
Try to keep your partner and older children informed about what you are studying and why, and what support you will need.
Reassure your family that you will still have time for them too.
Keep a watch on how you are coping and your stress levels. It can be very helpful to speak with a counsellor about how you are coping and to develop your skills in this area.
If you are a solo parent, studying is an even bigger challenge. You will need to have adult supports and counsellors can help here.
If you become a parent whilst studying, you will be coping with a great deal. Don't try to be supermum or superdad. Be realistic about what is possible for you. Use all the supports offered to new parents through your local community and look after yourself through this time.
Make an appointment with a counsellor