The idea of more and more parents going back to University to study again should not come as a shock. It is but quite natural that parents, especially mothers would love to get out of the house and do something different. Older parents who are just experiencing the empty nest syndrome also look forward to going back to school to pick up from where they left off.
There are many universities that have separate higher education for parents. This is a wonderful chance for those who are strong and positive enough to believe that their life is not yet over. They still have a chance to make something out of themselves and prove to the world that they still got it.
Parents going back to the college to study have many reasons
- To acquire better skills for better jobs
- To work on getting a degree that they somehow missed in the past
- Improve employment chances so that they are independent
- To avoid staying at home and being lonely and depressed
- Ensuring a personal fulfillment
- Setting an example for the children
It is not just the parents but the children also who benefit from this second attempt at education. The children are now aware that the parents are busy and they should help out more in the house. They learn to respect the parents more and appreciate the efforts put in on all fronts. Children learn to see the parents in their own right. It also brings the family together because it means children learn to carry their own weight and help around in all aspects of the household.
Parents become a better role model for the children and the children learn to respect the parent for their accomplishments in the education field. This is a wholesome effort by the whole family. It is a fact that more parents are now pulling up their socks and getting back to school. This should be encouraged more by the next generation.