IndustryLearning While Parenting

Mary McPherson
writes on January 20, 2016

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Parenting is many things. Difficult, exhausting, time-consuming, frustrating, yet, rewarding. You can say the same exact things about learning a new skill, like front end development. Combining the two (and layering on a day job) can be intimidating. But there are so many benefits to moving forward with learning. Here are common reasons why parents put off continuing education, and how Treehouse can help.

You don’t have time to dedicate to show up in a classroom every week

We get it. Between work, your kid’s school and activities, doing errands and taking care of the house, when are you supposed to find time to go back to school?

You’d be right in thinking that a traditional classroom setting sucks away time you don’t have. That’s why the learning format of Treehouse’s courses is so helpful. All of the content is available online, so you can learn at home, during your lunch break at work, or even on your mobile device.

Money is tight and you don’t want to take out loans

Traditional degrees cost thousands of dollars, and most students need to work while learning and take out loans to pay for their education.

With Treehouse, you can start with a Free Trial to see if it’s a good fit for you. If you love it (and we think you will), then you can continue paying our affordable rate, month-to-month.

You can’t afford to quit your job to learn full time

You don’t have to quit your job! Treehouse courses are broken up into manageable chunks, so you can choose how much time to dedicate each session. Even if you dedicate just 15 minutes a day, you will begin to make meaningful progress over time.

It’s too stressful

There’s no getting around the fact that learning will be one more thing to think about. But, the Treehouse courses are fun! You don’t need to worry about intimidating professors that don’t understand (or care) about your personal situation. No term papers or finals. Just high-quality video instruction with interactive quizzes and projects to help you learn. The Treehouse community is also available to help you if you ever get stuck! In the world of continuing education, this is as close to stress-free as you can get while still getting a solid learning experience.

So what do you think? Are you ready to take the plunge? Sign up for a Free Trial with Treehouse!

2 Responses to “Learning While Parenting”

  1. Just wanted to let someone know that in the 5th paragraph there is a W missing from “With”.

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