Parent Ed Presentations

It’s only in partnership with you, the parents, that we can achieve our mission at Challenge Success. Through interactive presentations at schools, libraries, work places, community centers, and other venues, we highlight the parents’ role in developing and supporting healthy, engaged children. Help us meet parents where they are, by bringing Challenge Success into your community. Contact us by using the form below.

Challenge Success offers limited financial assistance based on need. Click here to apply.

Presentation Topics

Strategies for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning
Length: 60 min
Format: Virtual
Audience: K-12 Parents

How can parents best support the personal and academic needs of their children while also attending to their own professional and familial needs? In this presentation, caregivers will learn how they can establish a healthier home environment for their school-aged child, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase their child’s resilience, creativity, and well-being. Inquire here.

Length: 90 min
Format: Live*, virtual, or video
Audience: Preschool parents

Today’s high-pressure culture can interfere with healthy child development. It’s important that we establish practices in our families when our children are still young that buffer against these pressures and enable our children to flourish. Join us as we discuss research-based strategies for raising healthy preschoolers. We’ll explore how to encourage autonomy, cultivate resilience, and manage media use. Inquire here.

Length: 90 min 
Format: Live*, virtual, or video 
Audience: K-12 parents

When we are too focused on grades and performance, we deny our children the time and energy they need to tackle the demanding work of growing up. In this presentation, you’ll learn how you can establish a healthier home environment for your school-aged child, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase your child’s resilience, creativity, and well-being. Inquire here.

Length: 90 min
Format: Live* or virtual
Audience: 9-12 parents 

The college admissions process can be a source of stress and anxiety for students and parents alike. This research-based workshop addresses many of the important questions we hear from families. What do college rankings really measure? Are students who attend more selective colleges better off later in life? What is “fit” and why does it matter? Participants will learn practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support their student’s overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond. Inquire here.

Length: 90 min
Format: Live*, virtual or video
Audience: K-8 parents 

Homework is the one place where school and home come together, and there’s no guidebook for how to make this union work. We want to support our children without stifling their sense of responsibility and autonomy. Learn why the dynamics of homework have changed in recent years, what you can do to minimize homework stress, and how to establish healthy homework habits without being the homework police. Inquire here.

Presentation Format


Bring a member of the Challenge Success team to your community to facilitate a live presentation – virtually or in-person. Events can range from small to large, living room to auditorium. Note that during this time of school closures and shelter-in-place restrictions, our facilitators will be presenting virtually via Zoom until further notice. Additional fees for travel and accommodations may apply to in-person events held 30 miles or farther from Stanford University. Use the form below to contact us for pricing. 


When we can’t travel to a community, we offer interactive video presentations. These presentations, designed for groups of parents to view together, feature Challenge Success Co-Founder Dr. Denise Pope and follow the format of our live presentations, with activities and discussions built-in. Use the form below to contact us for pricing and a preview of the video. 

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