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Parenting Series 2023-2024: “Looking Ahead to College”

December 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

The Parenting Series is an Office for Women’s Careers initiative focused on well-being and work-life balance for MGH faculty and trainee parents. Each session includes a panel of people with lived experience sharing their thoughts as well as an expert in the field to stimulate discussion and share information on a topic relevant to managing parenthood.

“College”—this one word can set a parent’s heart racing. How does a parent navigate the tempestuous winds of personal expectations for one’s child, social pressures, the vast panoply of available advice, financial considerations, and a child’s wishes, needs, and academic profile? The rite of passage from high school to college brings with it a strong current of emotion, not least of which is knowing one’s child will be leaving home. This panel of parents shared their experiences to create a community of support and understanding, a safe space to discuss concerns, confusions, and questions.

Panel Speakers:
Anne Levy, PhD, Senior Program Manager, Center for Faculty Development
Bo Rueda, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, HMS
Sue Slaugenhaupt, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurology, HMS

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