With school back in session for kids across the nation, many of our Waldorf students are up cooking breakfast, packing lunches and shuffling their children to school before tending to their own studies. Whether you’re a first-year student-parent, or have had years of practice juggling both responsibilities, this one’s for you.
As a student-parent, you’re not only teaching yourself the importance of committing to a goal and sticking to it, you’re also teaching your children those very same values. Of course, toiling over coursework at midnight or setting the alarm for a 5 a.m. study session may not sound very inspiring, but doing whatever it takes to accomplish something that you believe in is the best way to lead by example. Here are just a few reasons why Waldorf is proud of our student-parents.
You’re teaching your children to overcome obstacles.
Maybe you’ve been struggling with the decision of whether or not to go back to school. Maybe you’re having to re-take microeconomics. Whatever the obstacle, your children see you doing whatever it takes to conquer the next task at hand, even if it isn’t the easiest.
You’re teaching your children that hard work pays off.
Whether it’s a small goal like earning an A on your next assignment, or a life-changing experience like finally earning your degree after years of work, your children see you working diligently each step of the way.
You’re teaching your children patience.
Patience is a virtue. We’ve heard this old adage for years, but for many, patience isn’t always learned, but realized through experience. As an adult learner, many things – like writing or math – may take more practice to complete than they used to. Patience helps us to stay determined while keeping our cool.
You’re teaching your children that they can create their own future.
The best way to predict the future is to create it. When your career is in a rut, going for that degree can open new opportunities that you may not have had the chance to experience before. Understanding that your future is in your hands is the first step toward changing it.
At Waldorf, it’s not uncommon for our students to constantly be juggling many responsibilities at once: full-time careers, school, children and more. No matter where you are in your academic journey, you’re all heroes for getting this far. Give us a call at (877) 267-2157 to learn how we are here to help you along the way.