Parenting Support

The MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing has a number of resources to help parents support their children and themselves through the ups and downs of childhood and the teen years.

Parent coaching

Parents of infants through teens can sign up for a solution-focused consultation with a certified parenting coach.

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MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing webinar series

Presented by the MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing, these webinars provide research-based strategies, tips, and information to help you deal with a diverse array of work-life and wellbeing issues, including parenting.

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MIT MyLife services

MIT's employee assistance program, MIT MyLife Services, provides MIT faculty, staff, postdocs – and families – 24/7 access to a network of experts who are available to help with life concerns.

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Backup child care

MIT faculty, staff, and postdocs (associates and fellows) can request up to 15 days of backup child care per fiscal year (effective July 15, 2020 – June 30, 2021).

MIT graduate students can request up to 10 days of backup child care per fiscal year (effective July 15, 2020 – June 30, 2021).

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MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing lending library

Includes a selection of books on parenting children of all ages.

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Additional Resources

Raising Teens & Young Adult Development: Two groundbreaking projects highlight the stages of development from childhood to adulthood, as well as the research-based ways in which parents can help.

TeenLife: Offers a free, comprehensive web directory of STEM, gap year, pre-college, overnight summer, and community service programs for students in grades 7–12.

Have Questions?

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