How to study when you have children

Studying when you have children can be difficult. Especially when you want to concentrate on your work and you can't, as your little monster keeps getting in the way! So here are a few tips to help you:

Have confidence in yourself

If you have not studied for a while, don’t worry you still have the ability to study. Have confidence in yourself and you will achieve your dreams!

Set aside some time to study

Allocate yourself some study time. You will have assignments that are due in, so make sure you complete them and not leave them until the last minute. But don’t forget to set aside some time other than studying and give yourself a break. You should ask your family and friends to help you out whilst you study. For example: ask them to babysit or help out around the house so you can concentrate on your studies.

Have a place to study

Have your own space in your house which is dedicated to your studying. This should be strictly off limit to your child. You will then be able to leave all of your work out for later, without your child interfering. If you do not have a room that is dedicated to studying, you can put your work into a box and out the way, to keep it safe.

Choosing when to study

You need to work out which part of the day best suits you to study. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Your studying will be the most effective when you are alert.

Study with a partner

It would help if you could study with someone. As you are doing long distance learning you should make the most of forums and try and find someone that is also studying a long distance course nearby. You could even meet up and learn together. At the very least find someone close to home who can help you edit and review your work, and who is interested in listening to what you are doing.

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Sharnie Carter

Passionate about marketing and education. Currently studying a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning. When I'm not working or studying, I'm spending time with my young son and husband or hinching!

How to study when you have children