[BQ Hero Series] When Kids Feel Like Failures or Lazy, with Seth Perler

Welcome back to the Bright & Quirky Hero Series, a series of vlogs featuring bright and quirky adults who set the example of neurodiverse flourishing.

Seth Perler began his work as an Executive Function Coach because he himself struggled in school. He saw no way out and felt at times like he was a failure or lazy. Fast forward 20 years...

According to Seth, the more a child fosters their strengths and interests, the better they can work through their struggles and have a fulfilling life and career.

Take a listen.

What's bubbling up for you after hearing this vlog? Let us know in the comments section below.


  1. sherry mcallister on October 29, 2021 at 7:39 am

    I think you are amazing and i wish your views could be shared with all teachers so that kids were not giving up on themselves before they find their passion. Listening to you earlier this summer helped me survive living in a house where everyone has adhd.

    Any suggestions to help a very bright but overly anxious 22 year old over come test anxiety to get the drivers license he desperately wants and needs

  2. Kathy on October 31, 2021 at 6:07 am

    Parent of 40 year old daughter just recently diagnosed with autism and ADHD. It’s been difficult, because of how behind she is in social situations. She’s so nervous, anxiety….we wish we could help. As I said new diagnosis,
    When she was 30 diagnosed with ID (Mild Intellectual disability). Before all through school “just slow”.
    Thank you for what you do!!! It makes me as a parent feel like I did what I could 40 years ago!

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