Parenting is the greatest joy you can experience in life, but while an important aspect of parenting is helping your child learn about the world they live in and how to react to it, we also learn a lot about ourselves. There’s no doubt that being a mom or dad is hard work, but it’s also the most rewarding job you can do, and the skills that you learn from being a parent can also prove invaluable in the world of employment. Here are three such jobs that parenting prepares you for.

Teaching

An essential part of being a parent is being a teacher, and as well as teaching our child, we’re simultaneously teaching ourselves how to communicate effectively with children and encourage their love of knowledge. That’s why teaching is a natural career for a parent to gravitate towards, and it’s one that can be rewarding on many levels. To reach the top in teaching, it helps to have an advanced qualification as well, and thanks to Bank Street Online, you can gain them after studying at a time and place to suit you and your family commitments. Their highly respected programs in early childhood education, childhood education, and educational leadership can be completed entirely online, and they allow you to gain a prestigious Master of Science in Education degree that can see you rapidly climb the teaching ladder.

Nursing

The key attributes needed to be a successful nurse are empathy and a love of helping others; these are also the key to being a parent of course, which is why parenting can often be an ideal preparation for a career in nursing. As a parent, we also have to administer first aid on a regular basis, and spot the warning signs of illness, so these can be an ideal stepping stone to the rigorous knowledge of medicine and healthcare that all nurses need. If you think a career in nursing could be for you, it can be worth talking to your local college about nursing courses that they run or looking up your nearest course provider online.




Entrepreneurism

A great parent has to be able to multi-task, and that’s also true of people who launch their own business. Running your business certainly involves hard work and long hours, but it also gives you the flexibility that only comes with being your own boss. That’s one reason why more and more people are starting their own business, especially those who also have children to look after. The key to starting a business that will succeed and grow is to make it about something that you’re passionate about, and to find gaps in the market that you can fill. There’s lots of helpful advice on starting a business online, but it can be especially useful to attend business seminars and start up events in your area.

Teaching, nursing, and running your own business aren’t easy, but then neither is being a great parent. They all provide careers that bring great job satisfaction and the potential to advance to positions of seniority. Let’s face it, after raising children, nothing else will ever seem as difficult again.

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