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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 19, 2016 is the 34th 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. Printable Flyer

Helping Your Child Succeed

By Pat Crum Lubben

Parenting is a the most important job most of us will ever do, and we are often awed by the responsibility of it. "Helping Your Child Succeed" will present strategies for ensuring that children have what they need to succeed at home, in school, and in life.

About Pat Crum Lubben

Pat Crum photo Pat Crum Lubben is a Nationally Recognized Trainer/Consultant and Director and Co-Founder of the Family Nurturing Center of Michigan. Pat has 30 years experience as a professional trainer, parent educator, presenter and group facilitator. She is also a Parent Educator at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Pat holds certifications in Brain-Based Learning, in Responding to Trauma and Loss in Children, and in Gender-Based Learning Differences from the Gurian Institute."