Managing A Full Time Job When You Have Kids Isn’t Easy

When you have children, they have to come first over everything else. The problem is that sometimes to put your children. First, that means that you have got to have a full-time job and be a full-time parent as much as you can. It’s not easy that much we can tell you. If you ever think that it will be a walk in the park, then we’re about to crush your dreams because this will never happen.

Managing A Full Time Job When You Have Kids Isn’t Easy

However, we also don’t want you to get too bogged down by everything, which is why we have written this article. Down below, we’re going to be looking at how you can manage a full-time job when you have kids, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.

Get Some Help

The first thing that we are going to suggest is that you get some help. It will not be possible to do this all independently, even though there will be a part of your brain that wants to tell you otherwise. You’re going to have to find a way to quiet that part of your brain, as, without help, you are going to sink exceptionally quickly. You’ve got a couple of options to consider, and the first is asking your parents. If they have the time, you can ask your parents to look after the kids while you are at work, and you have them once you are done.

If your parents can’t have them for whatever reason, then you’re going to have to look for a nanny. Many people don’t won’t want to hire a nanny purely because they end up feeling guilty that someone else is looking after their child, but it is your only other option. Make sure that you vet the nanny carefully so that you know your kids are safe. 

If You Want To Keep Learning

One of the things that you might want to do is keep learning to get a job that you will like better or so that you can work your way up in the field that you are currently in. But, it might be the case that you don’t have the time to go to classes because you have your children to think about, or you don’t have time to do everything because of your children. One solution to this is to look at online courses rather than ones where you have to attend physical classes. For example, you could look at completing an online master’s in health administration or something similar that will help aid your career later down the line.

It might feel like a lot of work right now, but it also might be the very thing that helps you manage. It is often the case that a single parent is working a specific job because they feel they have no choice, rather than wanting to do the job. If you have the opportunity to work towards a job that you would love, this could be extremely helpful to you.

Try To Set Aside An Hour Per Day For Quality Time

We know that it’s likely going to be hard to find the time. Your kids need to be in some routine to at least have structure in their lives, meaning that you need to work around this when planning quality time together. You can’t just keep them up when they should be in bed because you want to do this. Well, maybe you can every once in a while, but you won’t be able to do it regularly. 

As such, we recommend that you find time, and the best is probably between dinner time and bedtime, to spend at least one hour together. You can do whatever you want or whatever they want, including watching something on TV, talking, reading, playing, etc. The choice belongs to you and your children, but whatever it is, make it count.

Sleep As Much As You Can

One thing that you are likely going to have a lot of problems with is sleeping. When you should be sleeping, someone is going to need you to do something. When you should be awake, you’re going to be falling asleep. As such, you need to try and sleep as much as you can. This means that when your kids go to bed, as long as you don’t have any work to do, you should probably take an hour to yourself and then head to bed yourself. This is enough time for you to unwind from the day and then get the rest that you so desperately need.

Working full-time is hard. Raising children on your own is hard. Now put the two together, and you’re challenging yourself to the extreme, but it’s got to be done. The more you sleep, the more energy you will have and the easier it will be to manage your patience and frustration levels. 

Talk To Your Children About It

The final thing that we would like to suggest is that you talk to your children about it. You don’t want them to think that you don’t want to be around them, and seeing as children don’t understand anything about bills, they might think this. Sit them down, and talk to them about why you work. Of course, you don’t have to go into all the details, but tell them that you must be able to live where you live, eat what you eat, and so on. Ensure they know that you love them more than anything in the world, and everything you do is to provide for them.

Managing A Full Time Job When You Have Kids Isn’t Easy

We hope you have found this article helpful and now see some of the things you should be doing when trying to manage a full-time job as a single parent. It’s not going to be easy, and on some days, it’s going to feel impossible or like it’s the end of the world, but we promise you that everything is going to work out okay in the end, 

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