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MOM-DAD-DOCS: Activities for Winter Break

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development

Building 35 (Porter), 3G600 (Blue Skybox)
Dec 18, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

School is out, the kids are home – great, now what??? Just because school is out, doesn’t mean you are off from work. What to do? And if you have taken off, how to keep them busy? Why might it might be a great idea to teach them how to be bored. We will discuss strategies and opportunities for kids and families to handle winter break. Bring a list of your favorite activities to share. Please don’t hesitate to bring up any other concerns or topics you want to discuss.

What is Mom-Dad-Docs? The mission of this group is to provide a supportive community for postdoc, clinical fellow and graduate student parents at the NIH. This group will discuss and address issues and challenges of juggling parenthood and a scientific career at the same time. Monthly meetings will alternate between in-person discussions and webinars to provide postdoc/clinical fellow/graduate student parents a chance to meet while learning more about topics such as time management, career, and general parenting questions. Guest speakers will present topics, insights and resources. The Mom-Dad-Docs group welcomes all male and female post-docs, clinical fellows, trainees, graduate students and mentors with children (or thinking about having children). 

* BYOL- Lunch will not be provided, but we welcome attendees to bring lunch with them to the event.

To request sign language interpreters and/or other accommodation, please contact NIH Interpreting Services by phone at 301-402-8180, by submitting a request online, or by using the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the event.