Free on-demand parenting support from Bright Horizons

Last updated: January 4, 2024

Bright Horizons offers a variety of free online parenting videos, articles, podcasts and activities to do with your children—many of which are five minutes or less. Search for topics that suit your family’s needs, such as:

  • Life as a parent
  • Early childhood development
  • School success
  • Social awareness
  • Planning for college

To access these resources, along with recordings of past webinars, visit the Bright Horizons Family Resources page. All times listed as PST.

2024 Bright Horizons family webinars

The Science Behind Mindfulness and Learning

Wednesday, January 31, 2024, noon

Did you know that mindfulness and self-regulation can actually impact a child’s ability to learn? Join us to hear about the latest research and find out how to practice mindfulness with your child.

Take Care of YOU; Take ON Challenging Behaviors

Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 9 a.m.

Your child’s behavior can be challenging — but it might be due to an inner conflict. And that inner conflict can often mirror your own. Learn how the FLIP IT (Feelings, Limits, Inquiries, Prompts) strategy can build your resilience and help you better deal with your child’s behavior.

You Really ARE Making a Difference

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, noon
Discover the incredible capacity of your child’s developing brain to think, feel, and act, and recognize the remarkable ways you are already nurturing your child’s potential and fostering a future filled with positivity and growth.

Wonder: A True Brain-Booster

Thursday, July 18, 2024, 9 a.m.

Curiosity drives learning. How can you inspire your child to maintain their natural sense of wonder? We’ll give you some simple strategies that can make a big difference.

Supporting Neurodiversity

Wednesday, September 18, 2024, noon

Neurodiverse learners experience the world and absorb information in a variety of ways. Join us to learn how to offer children support and help others understand their unique needs.

Caregivers: Are You Spread Too Thin?

Wednesday, November 13, 2024, 9 a.m.

If you’re part of the sandwich generation, caring for your elder loved ones and your child at the same time can be overwhelming. What can you do when you feel pulled in all directions? Get expert tips and learn where to find help.

Social-Emotional Development

Thursday, December 12, 2024, 9 a.m.

Making sure your child feels safe, loved, and well cared for is the foundation for healthy development, and it can help your child build social skills and emotional intelligence. Find out how you can support this area of human development.

And don’t miss these on-demand webinars on our most popular topics — available to access at any time (just click on the title to open the link):

Managing Screen Time in the Digital World

Screens are an ever-present part of our lives. Learn how to negotiate screen time for your child, set healthy boundaries, and navigate your increasingly digital life.

Returning to Work After Parental Leave

Headed back to work after spending time at home with a new baby? Whether you’re feeling anxious, stressed, guilty, excited — or all of the above — we’ve got strategies you can use to prepare for the logistics and mental load of it all.

Building Healthy Eating Habits for Life

Nutrition impacts so much: mood, energy, focus, and more. Plus, it’s especially important for your child’s development. Find out how to work around cost, busy schedules, and picky eaters to build healthy habits for life.

Language Development in the Early Years

From babbles, to words, to full sentences — children’s language development is fascinating. We’ll explore the different stages, key milestones, and what to expect in your child’s first few years.

Emotional Intelligence + Why It Matters

Higher emotional intelligence does so much more than help children understand how they (and others) are feeling. It’s also a key player in building positive relationships, paying attention, and being engaged at school. Join us to learn more!

Getting Excited About STEM

STEM is for everyone! Hear our experts’ take on how to inspire your child to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math; explore big ideas; and help them dig deeper.