The Teen Years and Beyond

... Parenting Adolescents and Planning for College

Our seminars and webinars will help you develop the parenting style that best meets your teen's needs, and provide you with a wealth of information and practical suggestions to navigate through these exciting but challenging life experiences.

Presented by The MIT Work-Life Center

Hack Your Mind: The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 12:00pm

Building: 66-144 (Landau Building)

Join the MIT Radius monthly Hack Your Mind series, where guest speaker, clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair, will speak about the impact technology has on your relationships with the people you care about. During this program, you will learn about how the Internet and the digital revolution are profoundly changing childhood and family dynamics. Solutions parents can use to successfully shepherd their children through the technological wilderness will be offered. 

Hack Your Mind is co-sponsored by Community Wellness at MITMedical  and MIT Radius . To learn more about the Hack Your Mind Series, go to: .

Registration not required.

Paying For College: Knowing The Options

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Building: 46-3189 (Brain & Cognitive Sciences)

Presenter: Jeanne Mahan, M.A.; Senior Manager, College Finance, College Coach

While students are working diligently to get into college, parents are facing the daunting question of how much college will cost. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the various resources and strategies families use to cover college expenses. Families will learn:


  • Where financial assistance comes from and how to maximize eligibility
  • How aid eligibility is determined and tricky caveats hidden in the fine print
  • The most effective way to appeal the initial financial aid award or negotiate for more funds
  • Effective strategies to employ when spending assets on college
  • Key considerations when selecting the right education loan

Teen Stress (Webinar)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Is your stressed-out teen overloaded with homework, worried about college, having a fight with a BFF, late for basketball practice, and/or working an after-school job? The weight of so many responsibilities can take a toll. What can parents do to help a teen cope with stress? Sign up for this webinar to learn what the experts recommend.

Tax Breaks for Parents Paying for College (Webinar)

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Families with moderate incomes paying higher education costs may qualify for tax breaks on their federal or state income tax returns. This seminar will:

  • Review the various tax breaks available
  • Provide insight into the common barriers to claiming them
  • Identify resources and strategies to potentially maximize eligibility

When School is Hard (Webinar)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Is your child struggling in school? Do you suspect this isn't just a case of your child's needing to "try harder?" This webinar will help you understand the learning, attention, and organizational issues that can affect your child's school experience, as well as strategies and resources available to assist.