Upcoming Events

The Well Balanced Student by Challenge Success Quarry Lane School Speaker Series

October 17

The Well-Balanced Student

Speaker: Mary Hofstedt
Community Education Director, Challenge Success

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, parents will explore recent research on topics including homework, sleep, cheating, media use, academic engagement, and more. Parents will explore how to help to reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase their children’s resilience, creativity, and well-being.

This interactive, 90-minute workshop includes a PowerPoint presentation, coupled with opportunities for personal reflection, audience participation, and brief discussion activities. Parents will leave with practical strategies to put into practice at home and at school.

About Challenge Success:

Challenge Success is a not for profit organization affiliated with the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. We partner with schools, families, and communities to promote a broad definition of success and to implement research-based strategies so that all kids are healthy and engaged with learning.

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December 4


Speaker: Lisa Tabb
Producer/Executive Producer

Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed, award-winning film, SCREENAGERS, followed by a discussion with Producer/Executive Producer, Lisa Tabb. SCREENAGERS delves into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.


April 16

Life Lessons: Teaching our Children Resilience, Coping and Problem-Solving Skills


How do we prepare our children to be successful adults? How much should we help them succeed? How do I make sure my child doesn’t get left behind? How do I prepare my child for life? Growing up in today’s world is increasingly complex as is parenting our children in this new age. With childhood and teen stress, anxiety, and depression on the rise, it is critical that parents focus on preparing their children with the foundational life skills necessary for dealing with adversity, making good choices, and creating a meaningful life. Participants will learn strategies for building their child’s internal strength, responding to adversity, and being open to life’s possibilities.

Dr. Dan Peters is a licensed psychologist, author, co-founder and Executive Director of the Summit Center. Dr. Dan has devoted his career to the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families, specializing in overcoming worry and fear, learning differences such as dyslexia, and issues related to giftedness and twice-exceptionality. Dr. Dan is author of Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears and From Worrier to Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Fears. He is also co-author of Raising Creative Kids, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Dr. Dan speaks regularly at state and national conferences on a variety of topics including parenting, gifted and twice-exceptionality, anxiety, and dyslexia. Dr. Dan is also co-founder of Parent Footprint, an interactive parenting education community and website that offers Parent Footprint Awareness Training with the mission to make the world a more compassionate and loving place — one parent and one child at a time. He is also host of the “Parent Footprint Podcast with Dr. Dan.”