Success in the Balance - DuPage Children's Museum | Wellness Webinars

DuPage Children’s Museum Presents

Success in the Balance

Work, Life, and Pandemic Parenting


To support working parents during this pandemic, DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) has launched a suite of highly engaging programs to activate hands-on learning through STEM with DCM Labs and Arts & Maker After School.

The Museum is also teaming up with thought leaders who understand the burdens this crisis has created for families.

To promote health, happiness, and productivity at home and at work, DCM will offer a series of wellness webinars to address the unique social and emotional needs of working families right now. 

Session 1

Reducing Stress and Increasing Resilience

Friday, October 16  |  Noon – 1 pm CST

Between massive shifts at work, home, school and community, we have all endured different experiences during COVID, but none of us has escaped the emotional toll of the pandemic. How do we adapt to this new (un)normal while trying to balance our work-home life?

Vision Pursue founder, Russ Rausch, will lead participants through strategies and techniques to promote work-life balance and increase happiness. Rooted in Rausch’s mission to improve people’s lives through mental training, mindfulness, and meditation, these insightful teachings will help reduce anxiety and improve resiliency for parents and children alike.


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Session 2

Using Failure and Risk-Taking to Cultivate Creativity

Friday, December 4   Noon – 1 pm CST

During these stress-filled days of Zoom meetings and e-learning uploads to various content management systems, the struggle is real. Many of us feel like we are failing – at home, at work, in life. Failure is often treated as a bad word in education yet so many of the inventors and creators of our time often failed miserably multiple times in life. Failure and risk-taking are a part of the learning process. 

During this interactive session, Carl Hooker, educator and author of the Mobile Learning Mindset book series, identifies the barriers we create to stifle creativity and how to overcome them, as well as how to take a few risks ourselves. Teach your children: It’s not how you fall down, it’s how you get back up.


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Session 3

Save the Date: Friday, Jan 29, 2021

Noon – 1 pm CST

Speaker TBD. Based on participant feedback following the first two events, DCM will work with Museum partners to identify the January speaker and topic. If you have a keen interest in someone special, please contact DCM Chief of Creativity and Strategic Communications, Julie Carlsen at