[Parentsgroup-list] Dear parents, I need your help and support

Elizaveta S. Leshchiner (Trukhanova) eleshch at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Oct 29 23:29:14 EDT 2007


Hello,

I just wanted to thank everyone who responded to my questions: thank you all for
your care! I received a lot of information, and also a lot of support.

Liza



> Quoting "Elizaveta S. Leshchiner (Trukhanova)" <eleshch at fas.harvard.edu>:
>
> > Dear Harvard parents,
> >
> > I m' sorry for bothering all of you, but I desperately need an advice and
> > help.
> >
> > I'm first year grad student in GSAS (chemistry) and I came here with my
> > husband
> > and son who is 10 month old now. After I started studying here I found that
> > I'm
> > expecting again and the due date is around the beginning of May. This
> > pregnancy
> > is absolutely unexpected.
> >
> > Now I'm extremely stressed: I don't know how to plan my next couple
> > semesters. I
> > have to teach in spring and fall 2008 (which I'm most nervious about,
> because
> > if
> > I disappear in the end of semester, what will happen to my students, they
> > have
> > to pass exams etc), I also have to take classes (which I'm not too
> concerned
> > about though, I think I could deal with it). I also have to rotate in the
> > labs
> > and find an advisor for my graduate research, so I don't think I could take
> > next semester off.
> >
> > I know that there is something like a leave of absence, I'm not sure for
> how
> > long you can leave. My husband will be able to take a leave from his job
> for
> > May and June.
> >
> > In my department apparently there are no students with children, maybe here
> > people had similar situations (especially students)? How did you deal with
> > it?
> > Any advice or your experience would be so much appreciated!! I just keep
> > thinking about all these problems over and over and keep feeling guilty and
> > stressed.
> >
> > Thank you all so much in advance! Hope I'm not bothering you too much
> > Liza
> >
> >
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