Parenting

...A Little Help Figuring It Out

These sessions 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.

Planning for Your Child's Financial Needs (Webinar)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Presenter: Rich Hardwood, CLU®, CAP

Like many parents of children with disabilities, are you wondering what will happen when you’re gone? Have you been delaying all decision making about your child’s long-term needs because it just seems too complex? This webinar will introduce you to key financial planning considerations, special needs trusts, and protection of government benefits. 

Parenting in the Digital Age (Webinar)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Discover how digital technology and social media support and challenge parents today. In this webinar, participants will: 

  • Receive an overview of digital media, including how children and young people are using it
  • Review current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for children (0 - 2, 2 - teens)
  • Learn practical tips for talking to young children and adolescents about their use and your limits of technology and social media
  • Create a strategy for monitoring and setting expectations and boundaries for every member of the family's online and social media use

Choosing Quality Child Care

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.