HOBOKEN, NJ, Apr 02 (MARKET WIRE) —
Project Working Mom, a full-tuition scholarship program and information
resource for working parents offered by eLearners.com, has identified six
myths of the working parent. The list condenses many of the untruths
often perpetuated about working parents and dispels these falsehoods in
an effort to empower parents and combat the myths that diminish their
work and family contributions. eLearners.com (http://www.eLearners.com)
is a web resource of EducationDynamics, which connects prospective
students with online classes.
“Project Working Mom gives us a unique opportunity to engage parents in a
dialogue about the challenges they face juggling work and family
responsibilities and from our conversations we recognized myths that
working parents frequently encounter,” said Terrence Thomas, Executive
Vice President of Marketing for eLearners.com. “By addressing these myths
directly, we can expose their inaccuracies while also acknowledging the
commendable job of working parents both at work and at home.”
The six myths of the working parent identified and dispelled by Project
Working Mom are:
– We are either good parents or good employees; we can’t be both.
– The parent who is employed outside of the house is the only “working
– Parents who work do not spend enough time working with their children
on homework and projects that build character.
– Working parents care more about their needs than those of their
– Mothers who hate to clean and cook choose to work outside the house.
– Work should be the responsibility of the “man of the house.”
A complete list of the myths with responses can be found by visiting
“As a mom who works full-time it is frustrating to know that some people
believe these myths and stereotypes,” said Stephanie Clark, the National
Director of Project Single Moms and the organizer of the “Women Who Rule
the World” empowerment series, a part of Project Working Mom 2010. “It is
great to have the truth revealed and the discussion sparked about what
makes parents powerful role models and leaders for their children. Good
parents, as well as bad parents, work outside the home and have careers,
this is not a deciding factor in effective parenting.”
Project Working Mom 2010 is a full-tuition scholarship program that
offers parents a second chance at education. The program, which runs
through September 2010, will award more than 280 full-tuition
scholarships totaling nearly $5 million to participating accredited
online institutions. The previous four cycles have awarded approximately
$6 million in full-tuition scholarships to more than 150 parents. Parents
can currently apply to receive a Project Working Mom 2010 scholarship.
The deadlines to submit an application are April 27 and September 30. The
scholarships are for online programs from the certificate to Ph.D. level.
Additionally, Project Working Mom offers information and resources
related to balancing work, life, family and education. Visit
www.projectworkingmom.com to learn more and to apply for a scholarship.
eLearners.com is one of several high visibility
websites operated by EducationDynamics. Since 1999, eLearners.com has
been successfully connecting learners to online education, including
online degree and certificate programs, specialized career training, and
a variety of online courses. For prospective students, eLearners.com
provides a powerful search engine for users to find thousands of online
degree program offerings, as well as educational evaluation tools and
financial aid resources. eLearners.com also offers an exclusive
seven-point support system, which provides guidance and resources for
current and prospective online students. For online colleges and
universities, the eLearners.com website offers a low-cost,
performance-based method to provide national exposure and increase
enrollments in their online learning programs. For more information on
eLearners.com, visit http://www.eLearners.com.
EducationDynamics is higher education’s leading
marketing information and technology services company dedicated to
helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich
and highly visible education websites, including EarnMyDegree.com,
eLearners.com, GradSchools.com, StudyAbroad.com, and its more than 50
special interest microsites, make EducationDynamics the premier provider
of qualified prospective students for colleges and universities. In
addition, the company offers a full suite of Web-delivered services
proven to drive enrollment growth and reduce student attrition. Through
its Market Research and Advisory Services division, the company brings a
decade of proprietary research, unparalleled market and student
intelligence, and best practice insights to its clients.
EducationDynamics is a portfolio company of Halyard Capital. For more
information, visit http://www.educationdynamics.com.
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