7 Core Principles to Help Your Bright Child Tame Academic, Social and Emotional Overwhelm

In this FREE Masterclass with licensed family therapist, Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, learn the science-backed 7-step roadmap to help your bright child live their best life, beyond learning, social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges. These steps were formulated after interviewing over 300 expert psychologists and educators, and working in the trenches with thousands of parents around the world.

Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT

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For Parents of Bright kids with Difficulties in
Behavior, Flexibility, or Social Interaction:

Misbehaving or Misunderstood:
How Sensitivities Can Affect Bright and Quirky Kids, with Stuart Shanker, DPhil

Sarah Ward, MS, CCC/SLP

For Parents of Bright Kids With Difficulties in
Focus, Motivation, or Getting Things Done:

Planning Backwards
to Move Forward: Executive Function with Sarah Ward CCC/SLP


For Parents of Bright Kids with
Anxiety, Worry, or Shutdown:

A Revolutionary New Lens
for Understanding Bright &
Quirky Kids, with Stephen Porges, PhD

Could Your Child Be
Twice Exceptional?

Bright kids with advanced abilities and lagging abilities, at the same time, are called twice exceptional or 2e, because these varied abilities are two exceptions to the norm. Your child isn't bad or broken. In fact, they could be one of the greatest thinkers and creators of their generation! Learn more below . . .


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Each year we host the Bright & Quirky Summit, featuring the top thought leaders in twice exceptional, neurodiverse kids. What people are saying: I have learned more from this Summit than I have from any neuropsychologist, pediatrician, educator or counselor. I am grateful for all of the professionals who shared their knowledge and passion for these children. -Bonnie S.


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  • Expert 2e masterclasses with Q&A
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  • Global, supportive community with like-minded parents
  • 5-step Action Plan included, for quick progress



How to Help Bright Kids with Autism Cope During Challenging Times, with Barry Prizant, PhD

An incredible opportunity to learn from one of the foremost experts in childhood autism.

PART 1: How to increase learning engagement
PART 2: How to develop fewer meltdowns and more flexibility
PART 3: How to enhance social competence


Essential School Strategies for Twice Exceptional Students

PART 1: Strategies to support advanced & lagging abilities
PART 2: School strategies for bright kids with ADHD, autism, and learning differences
PART 3: Engaging the unmotivated 2e student
PART 4: Alternative learning for 2e kids & how to build social competence

"Everyone is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend
it's whole life believing that it is stupid."


"Everyone is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend
it's whole life believing that it is stupid."




Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and founder of Bright & Quirky, an organization helping bright kids thrive, even with learning, social, emotional, and/or behavioral challenges. She specializes in 'twice exceptional (2e)' kids and families, primarily with ADHD, autism, anxiety, and/or learning differences, who have been the focus of her private practice for over a decade. Debbie received her BA from Middlebury College and MA in Child, Couple, and Family Counseling from Antioch University. She enjoys hiking the mountains near Seattle with her husband and two teen boys.

DSK Portrait 2.2020


Our mission is to ease the struggle for bright and quirky kids and parents, help them self-actualize with the help of experts in the fields of mental health and education, and inspire the hope that new ideas and possibilities bring.

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