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CANCELED: Raising a Well-Balanced Student: Avoiding a Culture of Stress

Event Details

Tue, April 07, 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
The Griffin Club
3084 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90064
Map address
Registration Period:
$25 alumni and guests; $20 for recent grads ('15 - '19)young alumni ('10 - '19)
Ryan Woodbury, '11, MBA '17

Note: This event has been CANCELED.

Due to the evolving risk associated with the COVID-19 outbreak and out of concern for the well-being of our guests, the university’s senior leadership has recommended that events such as “Raising a Well-Balanced Student: Avoiding a Culture of Stress” with Denise Clark Pope on April 7, 2020 be postponed indefinitely. We regret any inconvenience this change of plans may cause. We thank you for your understanding and appreciate your support.


Raising a Well-Balanced Student: Avoiding A Culture of Stress and Overscheduling 
with Lecturer Denise Pope ’88, PhD ’99

Parents define success for their child by wanting them to grow up to be happy, healthy people with fulfilling careers and meaningful relationships. More often than not, however, middle and high school students respond with a focus on test scores, earning admission into a good college, and getting a high-paying job. High pressure and incredible stress at school can interfere with the development of important life skills – the ability to be independent, adaptable, ethical, motivated, and critical thinkers.

Dr. Denise Clark Pope, ’88, PhD ’99, senior lecturer from the Graduate School of Education, will discuss her research on academic pressure in schools, ways to reduce stress without sacrificing achievement, and strategies to increase resilience, creativity, and well-being for every student.

 Registration includes a light reception that will precede this event.


This event is co-presented by the Graduate School of Education, the Stanford Alumni Association, the Stanford Club of West LA and the Stanford Professional Women of Los Angeles.

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