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The Bright & Quirky IdeaLab is a global learning community for parents of bright kids with learning, social and/or emotional challenges.
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Parents, are you exhausted or frustrated...

  • Being unsure of how to meet your uniquely wired child's needs?
  • Worrying if you're doing enough or providing the right supports?
  • Feeling frustrated that you can't find professionals who 'get' your child?
  • Reading parenting books that don't apply to your child?
  • Navigating the many unpredictable twists and turns alone?
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These concerns are very common. You are NOT alone. Helping your Bright & Quirky child thrive doesn't have to be so stressful, overwhelming or isolating.


The Bright & Quirky IdeaLab is here to help you change that.

The Bright & Quirky IdeaLab is an online learning community to support parents of bright kids with learning, social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges. We provide direct access to leaders in the field of child development, education and psychology, giving you tools, strategies, and community support to help your child thrive. 

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What IdeaLab members experience:

  • An increase in knowledge and understanding of your child’s difficulties
  • Belonging in a global community of parents travelling a similar path
  • A paradigm shift from focusing on deficits to developing strengths
  • More confidence and courage as your child’s advocate
  • An inner transformation from worried or fearful to calm and peaceful
  • Better connection and communication with your child and family

Here's What People Are Saying:

"I feel so lucky to be a part of this amazing group. I turned 180 degrees as a parent through the last year."

Marcy, one of the founding members of the IdeaLab, says, "People get it and they're there for me.  I want to give back more than I'm getting."

"My child is so much happier. The household is so much happier. The IdeaLab has been invaluable."

IdeaLab member Tereza shares, "I became a member of the IdeaLab and suddenly all kinds of light bulb moments happened...Being a member, I got the confidence to pull my child from public school. We found another school that was a goldmine." 

"The IdeaLab helped us cut to the chase. I now know what I'm talking about in IEP meetings."

IdeaLab member Robin said, "I spent maybe a dozen years trying to figure out what to do with my kid. All we heard about were the challenges. What I realized since joining the IdeaLab is 'gifted' is a big thing. I wonder how life would be if I knew all this stuff 7-8 years ago. I've learned so much and my attitude has changed."

"This community has been a game changer for us!"

Tori, an IdeaLab member of almost a year, shared, "The monthly Q&A's and expert interviews are priceless and I loved the (quick-start) course! Having a different lens has really helped."

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What's Included in IdeaLab Membership?



Enjoy our new knowledge base with every talk from past Bright & Quirky Child summits with experts like Ross Greene, Dan Siegel, Temple Grandin, Ned Hallowell and more.



Masterclasses and Q&A with the world experts in Bright & Quirky kids. If you can't attend, your questions will be answered and recorded for your convenience. 



Access world-class expertise in monthly online Q&A with leading psychologists, coaches and educational consultants. Get answers to YOUR questions about YOUR child.



Interactive group coaching with Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, Melanie Hayes and other B&Q coaches.



The 6-step Action Plan curates the most helpful gems to help you go from overwhelmed and worried to feeling hopeful and empowered.



Enjoy community, connection and targeted coaching in our members-only Facebook group. So much wisdom here!

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Our dream team of master educators



Your Village of Experts is Here!


Bright & Quirky

Ross Greene PhD

Clinical child psychologist, founder of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model


Tina Payne Bryson PhD

NY Times Bestselling Author and Founder/Executive Director at The Center for Connection


Stephen W. Porges PhD

Distinguished University Scientist, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University and Professor of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina

Dr. Mona Delahooke

Mona Delahooke PhD

Child Psychologist and Author


Stuart Shanker

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The MEHRIT Centre


Debbie Reber MA

Founder, Tilt Parenting


Seth Perler

Shine On Educational Consultants

Dr. Susan Baum

Susan Baum PhD

Director of The 2e Center at Bridges Academy

Bright & Quirky

Dan Peters PhD

Psychologist and executive director of the Summit Center


Girish Venkat

CEO, Thrively


Marc A. Bracket PhD

Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Professor, Yale Child Study Center


Michael Delman MEd

CEO and Founder, Beyond BookSmart


Lederick Horne

Speaker, Advocate, Author and Poet


Jack Horner

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University

Bright & Quirky

Scott Barry Kaufman PhD

Humanistic Psychologist


Linda Kreger Silverman PhD

Founder and Director, Gifted Development Center/ISAD


George Matthew McCloskey PhD

Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Sanford C. Newmark MD

Clinical Professor, UC San Francisco
Head Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Program
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine


Monica Osgood

Executive Director, Celebrate the Children/Profectum Foundation


Kendra Read PhD

Director of Anxiety Programs, Seattle Children's
Assistant Professor, U of W School of Medicine

Debbie Steinberg Kuntz - Founder of the Bright and Quirky Child Summit

Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz LMFT

Founder, Bright & Quirky


Sarah Ward MS CCC/SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist, Co-Director Cognitive Connections, LLP


Claire Wilson MA PTh

Teacher, Therapist, Author, Speaker and Founder of GROUNDED GrownUps®

The IdeaLab includes:

The U.S.E.F.U.L. Bright & Quirky Action Plan

The essential gold nuggets curated from our expert talks

  • Step 1: Understand the big picture
  • Step 2: Set the tone
  • Step 3: Evaluate challenges
  • Step 4: Fuel strengths & interests
  • Step 5: Uncover solutions
  • Step 6: Live a self-scientist lifestyle

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Here's what's waiting for you inside the
Bright & Quirky IdeaLab:


  • Unlimited viewing of the knowledge base with over 100 expert talks
  • Monthly Live Q&A with 2e masters like Drs. Susan Baum and Dan Peters
  • Private masterclasses and Q&A with experts like Dr. Ross Greene
  • Interactive group coaching with masters and PhD level coaches
  • The Bright & Quirky Action Plan: Our signature quick-start program to accelerate your progress
  • Amazing private community of warm, intelligent parents of 2e kids from around the world.

A Letter From Debbie

Hi Friends,

I know what’s it’s like raising bright & quirky kids – it starts with the struggle to figure out what’s going on. How can they can be so highly capable in some areas and struggle in other areas that typical kids find easy?

At first you’re not sure where to look for answers. As a mom on this path, I read countless books, took various trainings, consulted with various professionals, tried different treatments, classroom interventions, conversations with teachers, and had many sleepless nights.

Then gradually, through trial and error, and interviewing the top experts in the field, I found an approach that works.  It’s a structured process of experimentation to find what works best for the unique way your child’s brain is wired. This is the approach I use with my own kids and with my clients.

I’m going to share it with you in the IdeaLab and also make sure you have access to our entire knowledge base of summit talks, masterclasses and Q&A with experts, and the latest info in the field.

Over time I learned how to find the lane of thriving for my kids. We know how to adjust the knob when things aren’t working and we know what kind of supports to get in place when rough patches pop up. We also know on what things we just need to be patient and let maturity and development work their magic.

In the IdeaLab, you’ll get the village of professionals, strategies and support that I wish I had about a decade ago. If I can make the journey easier for you, that’s an excellent investment of my time.

There is no doubt in my mind that every bright and quirky child can have a beautiful life that works for the way his or her brain is wired. You just need the tools and strategies to help it unfold.

I know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed, confused and deeply worried. I can help you out of that place, along with a community of people who get it and really care.  That's what our high-touch IdeaLab membership is all about. Let’s work together and run experiments for your child’s success in the IdeaLab.

Just click the button to join and I’ll see you on the inside!


Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Founder, Bright & Quirky

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the IdeaLab?

The Bright & Quirky IdeaLab is our members-only learning community that parents call a 'lifeline.' It takes the learning to the next level and is designed for parents who want professional guidance and inclusion in a vibrant online community of like-minded parents. The IdeaLab provides a Knowledge Base of over 100 expert talks, expert masterclasses and other weekly events including Q&A with the experts, group coaching and a members-only group of Facebook group, staffed by 2e coaches.

What is your cancellation policy?

You can cancel your IdeaLab membership anytime and your card will not be charged again. Simply reach out to and we are happy to help!

How do I become a member of the IdeaLab?

To become an IdeaLab member, simply click the button below to join the IdeaLab.

What if I have more questions?

We're happy to help - email

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