Parenting Series Panel: “Fun Things to do with Kids”

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Women’s Careers The Parenting Series is an Office for Women’s Careers initiative focused on well-being and work-life balance for MGH faculty and trainee parents. Each session includes a panel of people with lived experience sharing their thoughts and stimulating discussion on a topic relevant to managing...

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Managing Parenthood and Your Career Series- Adoption

For most people, adoption and foster care seem like big mysteries. If you’re curious to learn more, watch the webinar and hear more from four people who are adoptive/foster parents, one of whom is also currently helping individuals and families in the adoption process. Also, email the cfd@partners.org if you would like to join a...

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Getting the Most Out of Your Family Meals (Managing Parenthood and Your Career Series)

Studies have tied shared meals to increased resiliency and self-esteem in children, higher academic achievement, a healthier relationship to food, and even reduced risk of substance abuse and eating disorders. Shared mealtime provides connection, enjoyment, and stability especially during the current pandemic. At this session we discussed how and why to make family dinners: –...

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Preparing for the New School Year (Managing Parenthood and Your Career Series)

In this session, Elise Wulff highlighted core concepts to be aware of in the back-to-school transition and suggested practical strategies for how to support your child. Tools and recommendations emphasized establishing manageable routines and expectations for home and school, prioritizing and supporting self-regulation (for everyone!), supporting anxiety, and setting developmentally appropriate academic goals. Martha McNulty...

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Advanced COVID Parenting (Managing Parenthood and Your Career Series)

This was the first session of a new parenting group series “Managing Parenthood and Your Career,” sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and the Office for Women’s Careers. This session featured pediatrician Michael S. Jellinek, MD, former chief of Child Psychiatry and professor emeritus of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at HMS. Dr. Jellinek answered participants...

Town Hall: Parenting and Productivity in the Time of COVID

The Center for Faculty Development and its Office for Women’s Careers offered this Town Hall which covered challenges and options for parents during the COVID pandemic and discussions on ways to stay productive. Panel of speakers included: – Peter L. Slavin, MD, President of MGH – Anne E. Becker, MD, PhD, Dean for Clinical and...

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