Parenting

... A Little Help Figuring It Out

These seminars and 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 Work-Life Center

Choosing Quality Child Care

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

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 – 1:30 p.m. in Building NE49-5000.

 Choosing Quality Child Care Sessions

Supporting Your Child's LGBTQ Identity (Webinar)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Presenter: Stacey Harris, J.D.; Associate Director, Disability Services, Boston University

Growing up is hard to do. When you have a child who is LGBTQ, there may be some extra challenges (and opportunities) along the way. This webinar helps parents understand what helps—and what doesn't. Invite other family members who might benefit from learning how to best support their loved ones who are LGBTQ.

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Education Survival Kit: What Parents Need to Know (Webinar)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Carolyn Romano, J.D.; Special Education Practice Leader, Torchlight

Discover the range of services provided by schools to help all children have a successful experience. Through this webinar, you will gain an understanding of the response-to-intervention (RTI) framework within general education, as well as 504 Plans and Individualized Education Programs. 

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Raising a Resilient Child (Webinar)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Gena Rotas;  Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

One of the best gifts you can give your child is the ability to pick herself up after a bad experience and move forward. This webinar explores the ways that parents can help their children become resilient — or able to get through hard times and embrace the future with confidence. You'll find practical advice and effective strategies to help your child feel safe, manage uncertainty, and bounce back from adversity, crisis, and other inevitable life stressors.

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The Age of Anxiety: Managing Stress in Elementary School (Webinar)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

When is worrying truly worrisome? Even younger children can experience anxiety. This webinar helps parents learn when to be concerned and how to seek help for an anxious child of elementary or younger school-age. It addresses how anxiety is diagnosed and treated in young children, and what steps can be taken to help allay your child's distress.

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