Parenting Children of All Ages

At the MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing, we understand that as children grow older, parents face an array of new challenges. 

That’s why we've cultivated an internationally-recognized program of services to support those in our community who are raising children. This includes biological and adoptive parents, step-parents, guardians, grandparents, extended family, foster parents, and others responsible for children's care.

The MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing has resources that can help you develop the parenting style that best meets your children’s needs—from one end of the parenting spectrum to the other—and provide you with a wealth of research-based information and practical suggestions to navigate through challenging and exciting life experiences alike

In This Section

MIT Paid Leave for new parents

If you have decided (or are deciding) to become a parent, you may be wondering how MIT can support you along the way. 

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Parenting support

Parenting can present new challenges and great rewards. The MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing has a number of resources to help parents of children of all ages.

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Breastfeeding support

MIT provides a supportive environment for nursing mothers by offering special work policies and lactation resources.

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Education advising

As a parent, you know the education your child gets today will shape their opportunities for tomorrow. Yet the path to graduation is long, and there are so many choices to make. Now, you don't have to do it alone. Through the EdNavigator program, you can work one-on-one with an expert education advisor – a "Navigator" – who can guide you along the way.

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College admissions and financial advising

The college admissions process can seem opaque and complex. If you are helping a child who is applying to college, it can be difficult to determine what role to play, what help to give, and how to give it. In addition, families face the often daunting task of paying for college.

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Have Questions?

Get in touch with the MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing.