Sending Healing Energy to Mona Delahooke

Mona Delahooke, who has been a friend of the Bright & Quirky community for many years, is currently in the ICU following a brain aneurysm. Please join us in sending healing energy to this magnificent woman who has helped so many families with her incredible work and heart. We love you, Mona, and are surrounding you with support and affection from around the world.

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Late Bloomers with Executive Function Lags

My favorite experts to interview are what I call the “wounded healers.” They’re people who have struggled on the bright and quirky journey themselves, found a path to success, and now teach it to others. Seth Perler, a dear friend and colleague, is one of these amazingly wise teachers. Listen to the twists and turns…

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A Mindfulness Exercise for Kids, with Janine Halloran LMHC

What if there was more to mindfulness than just clearing your mind? In this vlog, Janine Halloran, LMHC, author of the Coping Skills for Teens Workbook, explains that mindfulness is about being aware of the present moment without criticism or judgment. Janine shares with us how she introduces mindfulness to younger and older kids. Learn…

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Overcoming a Downward Behavior Spiral, with Dayna Abraham

If your bright child is labeled strong willed, highly sensitive, spirited, explosive, neurodivergent, dealing with trauma, or just tougher than other kids you’ve met, this vlog is for you. In this video, Dayna Abraham, National Board Certified teacher and author of Calm the Chaos, discusses how heightened emotions and sensory overload often lead to dysregulation…

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Tantrums vs Meltdowns, with Amanda Morin

Are tantrums and meltdowns two different things? Should we troubleshoot them differently? According to neurodivergent advocate, teacher and author Amanda Morin, the answer is a resounding yes. Listen and learn the difference between the two, along with the E.A.T.S. acronym to think through what you can do in the moment. If you enjoyed this vlog…

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End Screen Time Peacefully with Demand Avoiders

Are you raising a “demand avoidant” child who loves their screens? If so, try using declarative language to end screen time peacefully. Here’s a script you can use from the Declarative Language Handbook author Linda Murphy MS, CCC-SLP. Also learn about the “stop spot.” Isn’t that a great phrase (and can we delight in the…

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