We know that parents want what is best for their kids, but knowing what’s best isn’t always easy. What many of us are doing right now, with the best of intentions, is focusing too much on short-term results instead of raising adults whose talents are fully realized, recognized, and valued in a 21st-century economy. Research tells us what children need is emotional support, parental supervision, adequate sleep, healthy eating habits, physical and intellectual challenges, resilience, and time to reflect, play, and plan. With our Challenge Success Parent Education Program, parents benefit from hearing university-based research translated into practical, everyday strategies that they can use to be better parents and raise kids who will thrive. We currently offer parents a number of live and online classes and videos, school and community presentations and a series of parenting guidelines.
"HANGING back and allowing children to make mistakes is one of the greatest challenges of parenting."
"Mastery of the world is an expanding geography for our kids..." "This may seem counterintuitive, but praising children’s talents and abilities seems to rattle their confidence." "If you can’t stand to see your child unhappy, you are in the wrong business." "...the tools they will need to handle the inevitable, difficult, challenging and sometimes devastating demands of life." "it is always a telltale sign of overparenting when they talk about how 'we’re applying to Columbia.'" "Parents also have to make sure their own lives are fulfilling. There is no parent more vulnerable to the excesses of overparenting than an unhappy parent."