Parenting

... A Little Help Figuring It Out

These webinars for parents of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children are packed with real-life strategies and tips to help you and your children not just cope, but thrive.

Presented by the MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing

Mealtimes: End the Power Struggles

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Bradford Wiles, Ph.D.; Teacher, Peace at Home

Family meals are a powerful family ritual associated with school success, lower rates of teen problems and an assortment of positive outcomes. Yet, parents find it hard to keep consistent mealtimes and often mistakenly use feeding and mealtimes to try to enforce healthy eating through unhealthy means. Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • Recognize the risks of negative feeding practices
  • Recognize and follow clear roles of parents and children in developing health eating practices
  • Apply best practices for feeding children that support both health and family connections.

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Parenting Digital Natives in the Information Age

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Amy Alamar, Ed.D.; Parenting Teacher and Coach, Peace at Home Parenting Solutions

This interactive webinar will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing, and the challenges it presents to families. You will learn practical strategies to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason, including how to:

  • Teach your children digital citizenship
  • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable
  • Help your child develop a strong moral filter
  • Support your child’s social life online and off

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Working, Learning, and Parenting in 2021

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Presented by Bright Horizons

Bright Horizons shares insights from its annual surveys, Modern Family Index and Working Learner Index, which reveal what’s on the minds of thousands working families, and cover the intersection of parenting, education, and caregiving.

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Strategies for the Sandwich Generation

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presented by Bright Horizons

Double the care, double the love: the Sandwich Generation has the unique role of caring for children and parents at the same time. The responsibilities are complex—join us to dive into helpful strategies to care for them and for yourself.

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Choosing Quality Child Care

Presenter: Kathy Kasabula, B.A.; Program Specialist, MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing

These monthly introductory discussions are specially designed for expectant parents and those new to parenting or child care. Each session addresses your different infant and toddler child care options, what child care costs, how to find and evaluate your child care choices, planning your parental leave, and the transition to parenting.

Choosing Quality Child Care sessions, which are open to the entire MIT community, are held monthly from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

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Parent Coaching

Wondering how to best support your school-age child’s or teen’s social and emotional needs? Adjusting to life as a new parent? Consult with an expert parenting coach to discuss your questions or concerns.

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School and Educational Support

Does your elementary, middle, or high school student need support with their distance or "hybrid" learning? Looking for a summer program that meets your child’s academic and social-emotional needs? Connect with an expert education advisor who can help your child and family navigate and succeed in the current educational environment.

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