Doing a PhD while raising kids

By James Hayton,
May 8, 2018
I'm James, I'm a former physicist (PhD, Nottingham, 2007) and author of "PhD: An Uncommon Guide to Research, Writing & PhD Life".
Since 2010, I've been helping PhD students all over the world overcome barriers in their research and writing
My strategies have helped thousands of PhD students just like you to build confidence, write better and finish on time

Last week, I posted a question on my Facebook page asking how many hours sleep PhD students were getting.

I'll post an article about sleep soon, but today I'm going to talk about something else that came up in the comments...

Doing a PhD while raising kids

During my own PhD, I had few other responsibilities. I was teaching martial arts and was training 6 days a week, but this was routine, predictable stuff that I could easily manage (it actually probably helped with the PhD because I had an escape).

But it's not uncommon for students to do PhDs while raising kids (or to have kids while doing their PhD). This means trying to do a PhD while also trying to nurture an entire new human life.In all honesty, I don't know how people manage it. But they do.

So instead of my usual posts giving advice, I'm just going to open up the comments to let you share your experiences and any advice you may have for others in the same situation. You are not alone!

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