Let this be warning:I know THREE families who each had a stay at home parent, yet their children also had drug problems. Therefore, if a parent does not go to lawschool, there is a 100% chance their children will have a drug problem.
Although i am not yet attending law school i am preparing to do so. I am a single father with a 2 year old daughter, and as of right now i am the manager of a local grocery store. so as you could imagine i am not making a ton of money but i did find someone that has helped me to realize my dreams and helped me to see that they don't only have to be dreams. I found an excellent and trustworthy financial expert, and with his help i have finally made it possible for me to go back to school and hopefully start earning some real money. Hopefully this can help out someone else as well, i just wanted to share my story since it seems to be similar to many of yours!
Yea, but Matthies, that isnt the question. Its not if the woman can handle it, but how her kid copes with having an absent parent.And to freak...I actually do know a single parent who went through law school while her son was a toddler... she did very well, bought a house in marin while working in a decent law firm in SF. Her son was my roommate as an undergrad and dropped out as a sophmore due to having a heroin addiction. He absolutely hated his mother, and had major problems with self-esteem.I also have a cousin who passed away from Methadone when he was 23. Almost the same story... wealthy background but absent parents, no love, no discipline... both got into it around 12-14 cuz no one was around. The idea that people can have it all is a complete myth. Everyone only has 24 hours to a day. If you decide to have children, that necessitates sacrifices in other areas of life... thats just a fact.[/quoteandWhat, did you get your undergrad degreee in bunk sociology? Your arguments tell me that you need to read a book or maybe a few about cognitive psychology or statistics. Time to put nature vs nurture to bed. You are an idiot who doesnt know how the brain works. Parenting methods don't produce particular types of children. There is no tabula rasa.
I am a 33 year old single woman with two kids ages 4 and 3. I got my undergrad years ago and have an ok career in computers. I feel like I'm not living up to my true potential and a career in law has been on my mind for the past several months.The thing that concerns me is financing law school and how to afford daily expenses if going to law school full-time? Should I consider going part-time and keeping my current 8am-5pm job? Any input you all have is greatly appreciated.