CHALLENGE SUCCESS FOR
Parents & Families
Learn how we partner with families to transform the student experience by improving well-being, engagement, and belonging.
Our kids stressed and overloaded by too many external pressures
Many students are overwhelmed by constant pressure in and out of school. Instead of figuring out who they are and what they care about, students (and their families) are often consumed by grades, test scores, extracurriculars, family obligations, college admissions, and future careers, putting their well-being at risk. According to the US Surgeon General, the mental health crisis amongst teens is complex and layered:
“We know that mental health is shaped by many factors, from our genes and brain chemistry to our relationships with family and friends, neighborhood conditions, and larger social forces and policies. We also know that, too often, young people are bombarded with messages through the media and popular culture that erode their sense of self-worth—telling them they are not good looking enough, popular enough, smart enough, or rich enough.”PROTECTING YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH: THE U.S. SURGEON GENERAL’S ADVISORY, 2021
Are you worried about your child’s well-being?
Raising kids is hard work, and the pandemic showed us how vulnerable adolescent mental health can be.
How do we help our teens focus on well-being while also existing in a world that prioritizes extrinsic measures of success?
THERE IS A BETTER WAY
Practical Strategies for Families Who Want to Raise Well-Balanced Kids
It’s time to prioritize our kids’ well-being so that they thrive in school and beyond. We provide tools and strategies to help families raise kids who will be balanced, emotionally intelligent, and motivated contributors to the world around them. Learn how we can partner with you to address:
Your family’s definition of “success”
Making time for “PDF”: Playtime, Downtime, and Family Time
Sleep and technology use
Balancing homework and extracurriculars
Stress, expectations, and anxiety (for kids AND adults!)
Pressure around college admissions and standardized tests
“Challenge Success has helped our community come to understand that student well-being must take priority over test scores and performance. If you are not mentally healthy, then nothing else really matters.”PARENT
Explore our most popular strategies, tools, research, and more.
Playtime, Downtime, Family time
Learn why daily “PDF” is essential for healthy development in kids of all ages.
A Different Kind of College Prep
Explore 4 skill areas that parents can help kids develop to be successful in college and beyond.
Time Wheel Activity
Reflect on how your children are spending their time and if they’re getting enough “PDF” and sleep.
Frequently Asked Questions
For many parents, Challenge Success is a new concept and we welcome your questions. Don’t see an answer to your question? Reach out to us directly: firstname.lastname@example.org