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 seminar series

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

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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 program

 Backup child care through Care.com is available on short notice to help you when your child is mildly ill, your regularly scheduled care is not available, to help you cover school closings, or when your child accompanies you on an MIT business trip or professional conference. Backup child care can be provided during the day or evening seven days a week, in your home, office, or remote work location. Child care providers are trained and screened by Care.com to ensure that your child receives high quality care.

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MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing lending library

Includes a selection of books on parenting adolescents and young adults.

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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.