The October Noontime Networks, lectures sponsored by the YWCA, will explore dilemmas and directions for children in the '90s. The free discussions are held every Thursday at the YWCA, 322 E. 300 South.

On Oct. 4, Theresa McCormick, a certified chemical dependency nurse, will discuss growing pains and the problems of children in dysfunctional families."Broken, Blended, Reconstructed or What" by Beth Hughes will examine the impact of stepfamily relationships on children on Oct. 11.

The following week, Oct. 18, McCormick will discuss breaking the cycle of dysfunctional families.

The final lecture Oct. 25 focuses on helping a child develop self-esteem.