I am about to go into my final year in September whilst being a dad to my daughter of ten months. I had my daughter during the second year of university. Surprisingly I managed to get a 2:1 overall for the year whilst carrying first class grades which count to my overall degree. I am worried about how I am going to cope this year with the work load becoming more intensified whilst my daughter is becoming more active as she is learning things on a daily basis. I am beginning to wonder if I am going to be able to cope with the pressures of education and parenting at the same time. If anyone has been in the same situation and has any tips or recommendations on coping mechanisms if would be appreciated. My partner is highly supportive of my studies and understands when I need to focus but I feel that this isn't going to be enough when I am preparing for my dissertation. I often feel guilty that my focus isn't on my daughter during the academic year but I keep reassuring myself that it will be for her best interests in the future as a degree could lead to greater things.
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