Lunch and Learn Parenting Seminars Sponsored by NIH Child Care Board & ORS/Division of Amenities and Transportation Services Please join us during your lunch time for these informative discussions concerning age-specific parenting milestones. Bring your lunch and come share your experience with other parents. “Home Alone” - Are You and Your Child Ready? Presented by: Kelly Collins, M.A., LifeWork Strategies, Inc. All children develop and mature at different rates, so how do you know when your child is ready to stay home alone? Attend this seminar to discuss how to raise responsible children, steps you can take to prepare your child to stay home alone, how to assess your child’s readiness, evaluate sibling relationships, and tips for effective communication. Tuesday, September 21, 2010 12:00pm—1:00pm Building 31 6C / RM 6 Preparing for College - Are You and Your Teen Ready? Presented by: Rachel Manchester, M.S., LifeWork Strategies, Inc. This seminar will focus on what you can do as a parent to prepare yourself and your child for college. Topics covered in this presentation are how to develop an effective timeline, how to assess your teen’s readiness, tips for evaluating schools, scholarship information, and what to look for when visiting a college. Tuesday, October 5, 2010 12:00pm—1:00pm Building 31 6C / RM 10 Lunch and Learn Parenting Seminars are webcast live at http://videocast.nih.gov If you missed these parenting seminars or you would like to view any of the previous seminars covering a variety of parenting issues/concerns ranging from birth to teenage years, please visit the NIH Child Care Program Website at http://does.ors.od.nih.gov/childcare. Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in the sessions should contact Tonya Lee (DATS) at least 5 days in advance of the event at 301-402-8180.