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Family Resource Center lists seminars

Issues from career choices and communication skills to child care and old-age planning will be among the topics explored in more than 20 noontime seminars and briefings offered this spring by the Family Resource Center.

Seminars on work/life issues include "Negotiating Job Flexibility" (March 9), "Making Financial Ends Meet" (March 23), "Communicating Difficult Information" (a two-part series on March 29 and April 12), "Planning for Our Own Old Age" (April 23), and "Making Career Choices" (May 2).

Seminars on parenting topics include "Parents and the College Application Process" (today), "Preparing for a Baby" (a four-part series on March 1, 8, 15 and 22), "Understanding Parenting Styles" (a three-part series on March 6, 13 and 20), "Preparing Siblings for a New Baby" (April 3), "Parents and Homework" (April 10), and "Helping Special Needs Students with the Transition to College" (May 1).

The center also offers biweekly briefings on infant/toddler child care, as well as periodic briefings on summer camps (March 27), and short-term/backup child care (April 9).

Registration is required for all seminars and briefings. For details about Family Resource Center programs or to register, visit the center's web site, visit the center in Rm 16-151, call x3-1592 or e-mail. Family Resource Center programs are open to all members of the MIT community free of charge. Most programs are held from noon-1:30pm in the center's conference room in Rm 16-151.

The center also co-sponsors ongoing discussion groups on topics including adoption, parenting children with ADD/ADHD, parenting toddlers, new/expectant motherhood and nursing mothers. In addition, individual consultations are available to members of the MIT community by appointment on any child-care, parenting or work/life issue.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 28, 2001.

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