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MOM-DAD-DOCS: Mommy/Daddy Guilt

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development

Building 35 (Porter), 3G 600 (Blue Skybox)
Feb 18, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Mommy/Daddy Guilt: In a nationwide survey 96% of parents reported feeling guilty about some aspect of parenting. Issues ranging from the amount of time they spend with their kids, yelling at their little ones, work choices they need to make, all the way to the kind of diapers they use. Experts say guilt can actually serve as a helpful tool — as long as you don't take it too far. Staying in control of the guilt, rather than letting the guilt control us, is the topic of this month’s meeting. We will discuss why we feel guilty and what we can do to keep the guilt in check!

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 or CART Services, you can contact NIH Interpreting Services by phone at 301-402-8180 or by using the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, or by submitting a request online. If you have other, disability-related accommodation requests for this event, please contact Dr. Laura Marler at Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the Event.