Registration begins March 25, 2014

Hope College Campus

Challenge of Children is a free, one day conference for parents and caregivers held each year in May. The conference is dedicated to informing, educating, motivating, and offering support and networking on child development, child guidance, and other issues related to parenting.

The very first Challenge of Children Conference was held in 1982. The conference continues to draw over a thousand parents and caregivers annually from West Michigan and throughout the state. May 15, 2014 is the 32nd anniversary of the Challenge of Children Conference. What is more important is that over 30,000 parents and caregivers have bettered themselves for the children whose lives they touch.

Standing Strong As A Parent

By Dr. Ray Guarendi

About Dr. Ray Guarendi

Dr. Ray Guarendi is the father of 10, clinical psychologist, author, public speaker and nationally syndicated radio host. Dr. Ray’s experience includes school districts, Head Start programs, mental health centers, substance abuse programs, inpatient psychiatric centers, juvenile courts, and a private practice. Dr. Ray is also a published author with eight books released to date. Learn, laugh and let Dr. Ray coach you to stand strong and become a more confident parent.