It is okay, beautiful, and brave to be different and take a different path as long as your own dreams and goals are being fulfilled. As virtual learning and online classes are becoming more popular, more students are realizing they can have the best of both worlds, that is, further their education while fulfilling family obligations.
The student parent life is a different journey with its own unique challenges and blessings. Happiness is personal and comes from within, and can be in the form of being a parent and seeing one's own child grow while pursuing academic and career growth. Student parents must balance being a parent and being a student, as well as being an employee to be able to manage the responsibilities that come with all three.
Mukurazita, M. T. (2023). Student Parenting: Mastering the Double Life. The Vermont Connection, 44(1). https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/tvc/vol44/iss1/8