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Choosing A Degree? 3 Careers That Will Help You Be A Better Mom Too

If becoming a mother someday is one of your ultimate dreams, nearly every career can offer you some kind of benefit when you finally become one. However, there are a handful of fields that have duties that match up pretty well with motherhood and preparing you to be a good mother. Here are three careers that will help you be a better mom on top of being good careers in their own right.

1. Psychology

Psychology is a good field of study to help you understand how to deal with people in general, but knowledge of this subject can be invaluable to a parent-to-be. Especially if you specialize in child psychology, or even study it in passing, you will gain insight into the developing brain of a child. In a psychology career, you might have to occasionally work with children. This will, understandably, make it much easier to understand the workings of your child’s brain: how to get them to engage in positive behaviors as well as monitor your own expectations of what your child is capable of.

2. Teaching

This one might go without saying, but as a teacher of just about any level, you will have to learn how to deal with children and adolescents of varying personalities and capabilities. You’ll see firsthand that children learn differently, and need to be able to try different approaches to see what works. You will also have to play referee and do what you can to encourage your students to get along with each other. The schedule is also preferable because it will match your children’s school schedule as well.

3. Nursing

Healthcare careers, including nurses of all levels, are in demand and this is a career you can even train for online. There are a number of quality programs that can prepare you to be a good nurse, and being a good nurse can also prepare you for motherhood quite well. Being a nurse entails connecting with people and coming off as a caring, in-control individual. Especially if you are a pediatric nurse, you will be dealing with children and adolescents, so being kind, open and developing negotiating skills that work on children will be of great benefit when you have to raise your own. If you’re interested in nursing, you may consider an online doctor of nursing practice.

If your interests align with any of these careers, they are some of the best when it comes to training you to be a mom. Many aspects of many careers can make you a better mother, but these three specifically equip you with skills to handle children and raise them into the best people they can be.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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