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Telling Your Family You're Going Back to School


May 17, 2011 http://www.southuniversity.edu/whoweare/newsroom/blog/telling-your-family-youre-going-back-to-school

Perhaps you’re at a point in your life where a career change is necessary, and the only way to make it happen is by going back to school. Or perhaps you’re seeking to advance in your current career, and furthering your education is the only way to make it happen. Regardless of your particular situation, if you have a family to provide for on top of current job responsibilities and life in general, the prospect of going back to school may be one that you’d soon push back into a dark corner.

But today, thanks to technological advances and broadband internet connections, it’s wholly possible to get the education you seek by enrolling in an online degree program. Combine this with the buy-in and support from your family, and reaching your academic goals can quickly come to fruition.

How to discuss going back to school with your family
As someone with a family, you know the importance of weighing their needs and making sure they support you in your decision. When you begin to seriously consider going back to school, the first thing you’ll probably want to do is to mention it to your spouse. Hopefully the response you receive will be a positive one, and you’ll definitely want to bring it up as soon as you’re seriously considering it.

The online degree program comes to your rescue
r While going back to school could mean having to cut back on hours at work, or needing additional daycare services for your child(ren), today’s online offerings provide the perfect solution! Whereas a traditional classroom could translate to missing work and time with family and other obligations, the flexible nature of the online degree program makes it possible for just about any type of working professional with a family to return to the classroom.

Earning your degree online can make it much easier to achieve a happy balance between school-work-and family life thanks to flexible schedules and the ability to participate in classes virtually anywhere, at anytime of the day or night. In addition, you may have the option to participate in accelerated class schedules, thereby earning the sought-after degree in much less time.

Once you explain the realities of today’s online education options with your family, you may find that they’ll be just as enthusiastic as you are about hitting the books!

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