Graduate Parent Dialogue

February 5th
March 5th, March 19th
April 2nd, April 16th
May 7th, May 21st

Room # 3205

This is a drop-in period for GC registered graduate student parents who may be interested in briefly consulting with a former grad parent and psychologist about their experience.

Dr. Nicole Benedicto Elden is the Assistant Director and Clinical Psychologist at The Wellness Center’s Student Counseling Service and also a recovering graduate student parent.

Some examples of topics we can discuss together;

-Dealing with feelings of “not being good enough” as a parent and as a grad student.

-Grad Parent concerns in and out of academia.

-Balancing parenting, academics, jobs and your relationships.

-Coping with chronic sleep deprivation and exhaustion.

-Helping your infant and toddler through developmental milestones (i.e. sleep training; eating; toilet training; socialization…etc.).

-Developing empathy and collaboration when you and your partner have differing parenting styles and values.

-Cultural clashes in parenting.

-Understanding your teens and their moods.

-When your parents (or in-laws) want to parent your child for you.

-When no one in your program “gets it!”

-To quit or not to quit (or at least take a leave of absence)?

These sessions are made available through the collaboration of the GC Student Counseling Service and the Child Care Center.  For more information, you can call 212-817-7020.


Wellness Center
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6422
New York, NY 10016
212-817-7020 (p)
212-817-1602 (f)

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