• College & Parenting Teens through Young Adults

College & Parenting Teens through Young Adults

College & Parenting Teens through Young Adults

As children grow older, parents face an array of new challenges.  How does our parental role change as our children evolve?  How do we help teens explore their interests and develop their strengths?  And when should we step back?  How do we plan ahead for our children's college future, and later help our children successfully make this major life transition?

The MIT Work-Life Center has resources that can help you develop the parenting style that best meets your teen's needs, and provide you with a wealth of research-based information and practical suggestions to navigate successfully through these exciting but challenging life experiences.

  • Parenting Adolescents: This webpage features helpful information about the services and resources that are available for parents of adolescents and young adults.
  • Planning and Preparing for College: The College Coach® benefit provides online resources, seminars, webinars, and expert guidance to help plan and pay for children's college; navigate the complex college admissions process; and develop a repayment strategy for your child's or your own student loans.
  • Special Needs: The Bright Horizons Special Needs program provides parents of children—from birth to young adulthood—who are struggling with developmental, emotional, or learning challenges, with expert on-line tools, seminars, and webinars offering you a roadmap to support your child's success in school.