Learning to balance schedules when you have a new baby on the way—or one that has just arrived—can be challenging. But it’s not impossible! Commit to open and consistent communication with the baby’s mother and whoever else is helping. You should be able to continue with your education while still fulfilling your duties as a new dad—there are great tips available online.¹
There are local resources available. County social groups can provide support networks and classes on budgeting. Many schools offer home tutoring and connect young parents with free daycare programs to finish school or work. Reach out and ask for help.
Talk to a school counselor and see what resources are available to your baby’s mother and yourself so that you can stay on the path towards reaching your education and career goals. If you’re in the United States, check with Job & Family Services in your county for more help.