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Wondering what the next right step is to help your bright and quirky child thrive? Join Bright & Quirky's parent IdeaLab for expert coaching and support.
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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?
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.
The doors to the IdeaLab are currently closed as we focus on our current members. If you would like to know when we open again, enter your information below!
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
“The Bright & Quirky IdeaLab is the perfect combination of advice from professionals who really understand twice exceptionality, and support from others who are sharing the 2e experience. This approach is exactly what my research has shown that parents of 2e children need, as they navigate the complex issues around helping their children to thrive.”
Dr. Melanie Hayes
Here's What People Are Saying:
"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."
"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."
"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."
Your Village of Experts is Here!
Mona Delahooke, PHD
Child Psychologist and Author of Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges
Stephen W. Porges, PhD
Distinguished University Scientist, Originator of the Polyvagal Theory and Safe and Sound Protocol. Recipient of a NIMH Research Scientist Development Award
Renee Jain, MAPP
Founder of GoZen! and Co-Author with Dr. Shefali Tsabary of SUPERPOWERED: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience
Dan Peters, PhD
Licensed Psychologist and Executive Director of the Summit Center, Specializing in Twice Exceptionality, Anxiety, Dyslexia and Stealth Dyslexia
Kristin Neff, PhD
Self-Compassion Pioneer, Associate Professor at University of Texas at Austin and Author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Seth Perler, MEd
Executive Function and Twice Exceptional Child Coach, Originator of TEFOS: The Executive Function Online Summit and UGYG: Upgrade Your Grades Program
Julie Lythcott-Haims, JD, MFA
Former Stanford University Dean, New York Times Bestselling Author of How to Raise an Adult and TED talk with more than 5 million views.
Eli Lebowitz, PhD
Director of the Yale Child Study Center's Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program and Originator of the Scientifically Proven SPACE Program for Parents of Anxious Kids
Debbie Reber, MA
Author of Differently Wired, Creator of Tilt Parenting and the Tilt Parenting Podcast with More Than 3 Million Downloads
Michael Delman, MEd
Founder and CEO of Beyond Booksmart, the Nation's Largest Executive Function Coaching Company and Author of Your Kid’s Gonna Be Okay
Laura Markham, PHD
Clinical Psychologist, Founder of Aha Parenting, and Author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How To Stop Yelling and Start Connecting and Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings
Stuart Shanker, DPHIL
Founder and CEO of the MEHRIT Centre, Author of Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (And You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life
Temple Grandin, PhD
NY Times Bestselling Author of Animals in Translation and Calling All Minds, Named a Time Magazine Hero, Professor of Animal Behavior and Autism Rights Activist
Scott B. Kaufman, PhD
Humanistic Psychologist, Host of the Psychology Podcast, Author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined and Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization
Kristy Forbes, GradDipEd
Educator and Autistic Support Specialist for Neurodivergent Kids and Families, Founding Director of inTune Pathways and Neurodivergent Co.
Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD
Clinical Director of Take This, Expert in the Applied Therapeutic Use of Roleplaying Games
Thomas E. Brown, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Former Clinical Professor at Yale School of Medicine, Author of Outside the Box: Rethinking ADD/ADHD in Children and Adults
Amy C. Laurent, PhD, OTR/L
Developmental Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Co-Author of the SCERTS Model, Co-Founder of Autism Level Up!
Jacquelyn H. Fede, PhD
Developmental Psychologist, Assistant Research Professor at the University of Rhode Island, Co-Founder of Autism Level Up!
Janine Halloran, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Author of Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, Host of the Calm & Connected Podcast.
Lauren Hutchinson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Specializing in Gifted and 2e Kids, School Counselor at a Gifted Independent School
Colleen Kessler, MEd
Educator of Gifted and 2e Kids, Homeschooler, Founder of the Podcast Raising Lifelong Learners, Author of Raising Resilient Sons
Neurodiverse Speaker and Author of Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn and Thrive Outside the Lines and The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal
George Papanicolaou, DO, IFMC
Functional Medicine Doctor, on Mark Hyman's UltraWellness Team, Specializing in ADHD, PANDAS, Gut and Hormone Health
Founder of the Autistic Advocate Blog, Special Educator, Speaker, Trainer and Founder of The Autistic Cooperative
Clifford Sussman, MD
Psychiatrist and Pioneer in Treating Internet and Video Game Addiction and Screen Use Related Issues in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults.
Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC
Co-Founder of Impact Parents, Parent Coach and Author of The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More
Matt Zakreski, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist Specializing in Gifted, Neurodiverse and 2e Kids, Teens and Families, Founder and Lead Clinician of the Neurodiversity Collective
IN THE MEMBERSHIP
VIDEO LIBRARY OF 200+ TALKS
Enjoy our video library with every talk from past Bright & Quirky Child Summits, searchable videos, and video playlists with experts like Stephen Porges, PhD and Mona Delahooke, PhD
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.
'ASK ANYTHING 2E' MONTHLY Q&A
Access world-class expertise in monthly online Q&A with leading psychologists, coaches and educational consultants. Get answers to YOUR questions about YOUR child.
MONTHLY GROUP COACHING
Interactive group coaching with Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT and other B&Q coaches.
COFFEE & CONNECTION TIME
Catch up weekly with other IdeaLab members over coffee, and get some social time with the Bright & Quirky tribe. Dads-only Coffee & Connection meets monthly.
ONGOING MEMBERS-ONLY SUPPORT
Enjoy community, connection and targeted coaching in our members-only Facebook group. So much wisdom here!
Here's What People Are Saying:
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
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.
“I am really excited about this ground-breaking program. Giving struggling parents online access to this kind of expertise and support is greatly needed. I’m glad I can be a part of it!”
Dan Peters, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
A LETTER FROM
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