#AskSpringster: How to juggle being a mother and school

Here are all the tips

The first #AskSpringster campaign question comes from Phumelela.

Hi Springsters,

I recently gave birth to a baby boy, I have just returned to school and am struggling to juggle motherhood and school. Homework and taking care of the child is very hard but I refuse to give up, I need to get my matric because it has always been one of my goals. Can you please give me tips.

This is the advice that Springsters had to help Phumelela juggle motherhood and school a little bit easier.

Hi Phumelela,

Being a teen mom can be challenging but nothing is impossible for a go-getter like you. There are a number of things you can do to make sure you get those marks that you are capable of. We spoke to a few Springsters moms, and they gave us these three tips to help you juggle motherhood and being a student

The responsibility of raising a child can be a huge task all on its own. Now throw in school, chores, making extra money and the million other tasks that get thrown at teens and you may feel like you’re drowning

Don’t worry, we have got some tips and tricks that will help you win at life, carve out some time for yourself and be the best mom you can be.

Slay at school

As a new mom, you may be struggling to focus on your schoolwork or you may have left school to focus on parenting full-time. There are small ways to manage your time better and study harder:

  • You need to create a tight schedule for your day today. Start by planning. Manage your time well by putting together a schedule of all of the things you have to do in a day. School, time it takes to go to school, washing dishes, washing your child. Once you have figured out your schedule – figure out how you can maximise your time.
  • When you are in a taxi, carry a textbook to revise the subjects that you learned in the past day. Set up a study schedule, use time when you are breastfeeding or the baby is asleep to go over notes.
  • Ask your family members to babysit while you prepare for big exams.
  • Get a study group to study with. Try to join a study group which meets over the weekend to ensure that you stay on tops of all your subjects.
  • Most importantly, create a support system around you of trust family and friends – These are the people that will help you when times get hard. They will cheer you on and be there to babysit should you need an extra hand during exam periods.   Good luck Springster!

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