Tips for parents to help their children connect with purpose over performance

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Recommended reading

Denise Pope

We recommend Overloaded and Underprepared by our 2018 Families Connected Speaker Series presenter, Dr. Denise Pope of Challenge Success. That book, as well as other recommended books, including Julie Lythcott-Haims How to Raise an Adult, and Angela Duckworth’s Grit, can be found at your local library, or can be purchased online at {pages} a bookstore by clicking on the link below. Please see our curated gallery of resources below for more insight from Challenge Success.

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Recommended National 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.


The Positive Coaching Alliance provides excellent online resources for parents of athletes, but their messaging really applies to any parent whose child is involved in any performance based competition, and who wants to see their child develop grit, resilience and a growth mindset in all aspects of their life.

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