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Would this be selfish of me as a parent?

I am 22 years old and have 2 children. I was accepted into Penn State and up until now I have only had my high school diploma. As much as I would love to have more children, I feel motivated to concentrate on getting through university for the next few years. I would eventually like to have a master's degree. Would it be selfish of me to put off having more children in order to achieve something for myself? .. It sounds ridiculous to me reading this question, but I sincerely feel terrible focusing part of that time on myself to better my future. (Of course it would benefit my entire family in the end..) My children are 2 1/2 and 9 months old. Their father works night shifts, I stay home and I am fortunate enough to be able to complete all of my classes through correspondence. He is very supportive and said he will do everything he can to accomodate my study time/taking the babies.

Asked By: Wifey - 12/2/2009
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Holy. Is Trent for real? My friend. Go to school. If you can manage; cuz maybe your kids are in school. That was not devulged (trent) During the recession, admissions to secondary education institutes rose. You need to find a way to financially support your kids. Im a Mama of 2, and 13 to 20 dollars wage an hour is... More
Answered By: Sherri - 12/2/2009
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Wait-you have 2 kids and NOW you want to go back to school?! Sorry sister, you brought these two innocent children into the world and now you are a mother. That means you raise the two kids and put your own needs on the back burner... More
Answered By: Trent - 12/2/2009
 
Education benefits your whole family. You should go to school. I can't believe you're considering more children, really. Two are enough. Don't burden yourself with so many children that all you can do is get by financially and you're frazzled all the time.
Answered By: ouragon - 12/2/2009
 
Dear No it's not being selfish to put off having more kids in order to in fact do something that will benefit you and the kids in the long run. Why make it more difficult for yourself havig morew kids now possibly having to put off school even longer, when you can go to school now. Do somehing wise for yourself and... More
Answered By: blackrose1212 - 12/2/2009
 
You seem concerned about your decision. This proves that you are a caring person. You are also upwardly mobile and want to better yourself and provide more for your family. Those are great characteristics. You asked a question,so let's understnad what must be done. Consider who will be caring for your children... More
Answered By: Precious - 12/2/2009
 
You need to access your personal situation that you might be feeling that you are selfish now. But in ten years from now, are you capable to support your children to higher education and other courses... More
Answered By: Just James - 12/2/2009
 
After two kids, it will be hard, but I say go for it! Don't take offense, but I think you'd be a fool to pass up Penn State. Sense the opportunity has presented itself, please take it... More
Answered By: juniormisses - 12/2/2009
 
Where is the father? If he's present he should be supportive. From the moment he participated in the act of procreation with you, the resulting children became just as much his responsibility as they are yours... More
Answered By: John Z - 12/2/2009
 
Lolwut. Of course it's not selfish. It's not like you're obliged to have more children or anything. Women are all liberated and whatnot in this day and age, so go on and go to school! You can get a better job that way and make more money for your family, then you can have more kids if you want to.
Answered By: emokittie999 - 12/2/2009
 
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