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The MIT Family Resource Center will offer a series of noontime seminars this fall, many of which will be held in its new space in Rm 16-151.
More than 30 seminars, briefings and discussion groups will be presented, generally from noon-1:30pm, on topics ranging from planning for old age to the importance of kindergarten, and from academic careers to the "war against parents."
New seminar topics this fall include "Helping Your Child Be Successful in School" (September 24), "Becoming Elders: Planning for Our Own Old Age" (October 6), "What Children Need from Working Parents" (October 16), "Learning Problems: What They Are and What to Do" (October 20), "Teaching Children to Care" (November 3), "Lifelong Kindergarten" (November 5), "Raising and Educating Healthy Boys in Changing Times" (November 10) and "The War Against Parents&emdash;and Children" (November 17).
A special panel presentation by MIT and area faculty on "Balancing Family Life with Academic Careers" will be held Tuesday, Oct. 27 from noon-1:30pm in Rm W20-307 (Student Center mezzanine lounge), cosponsored by the MIT Association for Postdoctoral Women and the coordinator for women's programs and support (part of Counseling and Support Services).
Returning seminars will address such issues as raising bilingual children, setting limits with young children, mixed-faith holiday celebrations, financing higher education, balancing work and family, elementary school choices and negotiating job flexibility. Also scheduled are a number of briefings on infant and toddler child care, emergency child care and summer camps.
Individual consultations are always available to members of the MIT community by appointment on any of the workshop topics and on any other child care, parenting or work/family issue.
Family Resource Center programs and services are offered to the MIT community free of charge. Preregistration for workshops is requested but not required.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 23, 1998.