Helping Youth Find Balance

Recommended Resources and Tips from Challenge Success Resources

Click on the Challenge Success logo at left to visit the Challenge Success website and access tops for parents to raise a well-balanced student. We also recommend watching a video from Dr. Denise Pope, Founder of Challenge Success on the topic of "Helping Students Find Balance”. Note: Challenge Success does charge a fee to view this video, but we believe it is worth it.. CLICK HERE to preview Denise Popes full video: The Well-Balanced Student

Below you will find recommended Challenge Success videos, resources, and blogs available at no charge.


Related Content on the Families Connected website: Teens, Technology, and Stress


Recommended Books

  • Overloaded and Underprepared, by Dr. Denise Pope

  • How to Raise an Adult, by Julie Lyhthcott-Haimes

Helping Youth Connect with Purpose

Families Connected Video and Tip Sheet

In this Families Connected Speaker Series event video entitled Purpose vs. Performance, former Dodger Eric Karros and his daughter Mikah-Maly Karros share their story about the important role parents play in helping youth find their authentic purpose and passion. Mikah shares personal reflections about how the pressures on her to perform on the basketball court disconnected her from her true passions and drove a period of substance abuse during high school and college. 

 Click on the image to access a Printable PDF and sEW stats provided by BCHD.

Click on the image to access a Printable PDF and sEW stats provided by BCHD.


Related Content on SBFC: Staving off Drugs and Alcohol During the Teen Years


Fostering Empathy

We recommend reading Unselfie by Dr. Michele Borba in conjunction with, Dr. Borba's discussion guide for parents, and a discussion guide for educators, both are available as free downloadable PDFs.  


Related Content on SBFC: Empathy and Compassion


Recommended Books

Recommended Articles :

Fostering Resilience and Gratitude

Recommended Books

  • How to Raise an Adult, by Julie Lythcott Haimes

  • Grit, by Angela Duckworth

  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, by Wendy Mogul


Related Content on SBFC: Social Emotional Wellness and Inclusion 

Suggested Mindfulness Resources






National Mindfulness Videos 


Daily Dose of Inspiration