Ready for a Less Stressful School Year?
Does your bright child struggle at school with motivation, executive function, writing, making friends, anxiety, sensory overwhelm or realizing their potential?
If so, the Less Stress School Year workshop series with the top experts can help! Give your bright and quirky child the gift of their best school year yet.
The Less Stress School Year Workshop Series is Right for Parents of Bright Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and/or on the Autistic Spectrum, if Your Child:
Resists, refuses or avoids school, lacks motivation to learn or experiences headaches or stomaches before school
Struggles with reading, writing, math or self-esteem due to learning differences
Experiences executive function lags, ie diffculties with time management, organization, getting things done or losing things
Feels overwhelmed by anxiety, sensory input or making friends
Feels like a square peg in a round hole, lacks fit with current school in terms or advanced abilities or lagging abilities
Why is it so stressful for bright and quirky kids at school? Traditional schools were not made with our kids' advanced skills or lagging skills in mind.
Bright kids with ADHD, anxiety, learning differences like dyslexia, or on the autistic spectrum are complex and tend to struggle in school unless we put the right supports in place. When they’re not thriving in school, worry, self-esteem issues and hopelessness can take root. For parents, this can lead to exhaustion, burnout, endless worrying and loss of sleep.
Help is Here! Empower Your Child for Their Best School Year Yet. These Top Experts Will Show You How:
Week 1: Reflect & Identify Your Child's School Strengths and Challenges. Create a Daily Routine for School Success.
LIVE WORKSHOP: Reflect & Identify Your Bright and Quirky Child's School Strengths and Challenges to Be Their Best Advocate
Create a clear list of your child's strengths and challenges so you can advocate for your child's success in learning.
Thursday, September 7, 1pm ET/10am PT
Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT, Founder of Bright & Quirky
LIVE WORKSHOP: Create a Daily Routine of Executive Function Habits to Empower Your Child's Success this School Year
You'll leave this workshop with a ready-to-go daily home routine that builds executive function habits for school and life.
Friday, September 8, 1pm ET/10am PT
Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT, Founder of Bright & Quirky
Week 2: Strategies for Bright Kids who Struggle with Writing or Making Friends
LIVE MASTERCLASS: What to Do When Writing is Difficult for a Bright Child
Learn expert strategies from the top psychologist in dyslexia and other learning difficulties related to writing.
Thursday, September 14, 1pm ET/10am PT
Fernette Eide, PhD, Co-Author of The Dyslexic Advantage
Insider Secrets to Help Bright & Quirky Kids Make and Keep Friends
Learn the top tips to help your bright and quirky child connect socially.
September 14, 2pm ET/11am PT
Caroline Maguire, MEd, PCC, Author of Why Will Nobody Play with Me?
Week 3: Strength-Based Tools for School-Related Anxiety and Education Plans
LIVE MASTERCLASS: Back-to-School Coping Skills for Bright Kids who Worry about School
The majority of kids say they feel some or a lot of pressure to get good grades. They may lose sleep or have headaches or stomachaches because of it. Learn what coping skills can help.
September 21, 1pm ET/10am PT
Janine Halloran, LMHC, Author of The Coping Skills for Kids Workbook and The Coping Skills for Teens Workbook
Expert Tips for Bright Kids Who Don't Produce School Work
Many bright students have difficulty putting their ideas in writing. Let's identify the reasons writing can be difficult and offer strategies that inspire students to find their words and become authors and producers.
September 21, 2pm ET/11am PT
Susan Baum, PhD, Author of To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strength-Based Strategies for Helping Twice-Exceptional Students With LD, ADHD, ASD, and More
Week 4: Motivating the Disengaged, Resistant or Reluctant Student
LIVE MASTERCLASS: Getting Unstuck: How to Re-engage and Motivate a Bright but Stuck Student
Coach your child to re-discover their spark for learning using effective strategies based on neuroscience.
September 28, 1pm ET/10am PT
William Stixrud, PhD, Co-Author of The Self-Driven Child
How to Write a Strength-Boosted IEP or 504 Plan for Bright & Quirky Learners
Twice-exceptional learners have complex needs rarely acknowledged in education plans. Remedial in nature, these plans typically omit the child's strengths, interests and talents. Learn how to create a strength-boosted plan.
September 28, 2pm ET/11am PT
Susan Baum, PhD, Author of To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled
BONUS 1: Twice Exceptional Stories
Take a listen to these successful adults' bright and quirky journeys.
Dare to Dream, Better Days Are Coming!
How I Transformed My Life From Struggling Student to Successful Adult Living My Passion - Talk for Kids & Teens!
Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD
My Bright & Quirky Journey from the Principal's Office to Worldwide Stages - Talk for Kids & Teens!
How to Play Video Games Without Getting Hooked
Alok Kanojia, MD, MPH
BONUS 2: Design Supports at School
Learn from the top experts strategies to empower your uniquely wired child at school.
Can Your School Environment Support Your Child's Unique Needs?
Barry Prizant, PhD
Getting Your Bright & Quirky Child's Needs Met in School
What to Do When Kids Resist, Refuse or Don't Like School
Dr. Ross Greene
Quick Tips for Teachers: What to Do When Your Bright & Quirky Students Have Challenging Behaviors
Stephen Porges, PhD & Mona Delahooke, PhD
BONUS 3: Alternative Schooling & Homeschooling
Explore options for education beyond traditional public schools.
A Powerful Model for Enrichment, Homeschooling or Unschooling
Susan Baum, PhD
When School Isn’t Working for 2e Kids: Options for Education
How to Know When it's Time to Change Schools or Homeschool
Colleen Kessler, MED
When Kids Get Traumatized at School
Melanie Hayes, EdD
Less Stress at School is an Exclusive Benefit of the Idealab,
Bright & Quirky's Parent Learning Community
Join the Idealab for:
The Less Stress School Year Series
A month dedicated to helping bright and quirky students thrive at school
Live Expert Masterclasses
With the top psychologists and educators in bright and quirky kids
The Possibility Plan Digital Course
Learn the proven, science-based Bright & Quirky method in 7 easy steps to make significant progress on your child's neurodivergent journey.
The #1 Video Library on Raising Bright, Neurodivergent Kids
Access to 300+ videos from top experts like Barry Prizant, PhD; Ned Hallowell, MD; and Mona Delahooke, PhD.
Ongoing Expert Q&A, Office Hours and Coaching
Monthly live Q&A, office hours and coaching with world class experts in bright and quirky kids
High-Touch Community Support
Members-only community group with masters and PhD level specialized coaching and virtual Coffee & Connection sessions on various hot topics, for validation and support
Bright & Quirky Idealab Membership
$67 per month, cancel anytime
By the end of The Less Stress School Year Series you will...
Understand how to coach your child to be more self-driven and motivated about school
Learn how to help your child have an easier time with writing and completing assignments
Have a clear daily routine with essential executive function habits baked in
Gain better coping tools for anxiety, sensory overwhelm and making friends
Find a better fit at school, accelerating in advanced areas and getting support in lagging areas
Help is on the way!
We’re teaming up with some of the best experts in bright and quirky students and bringing you a month dedicated to less stress at school for bright and quirky kids, including some of the most helpful quick wins and supports we’ve found!
Your uniquely wired child deserves to have a great school year. Let's give them the tools to have their best school year yet!
When you sign up you get...
Powerful Live Masterclasses with Q&A
Learn from the best experts
in bright and quirky kids
Virtual Coffee & Connections
Connect with other like-minded parents,
mentor moms and coaches
Apply the learning to your child
and family immediately
School Advocacy Toolkit
This 21 page guide will help you
effectively advocate for what your
child needs in school to thrive!
What Parents Have to Say About Learning with Bright & Quirky
I have learned more from these sessions 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.
These sessions were so helpful and informative for both clinicians and parents. I really enjoyed the selection of speakers and even though I have been a mental health practitioner for 30 years, I learned many new concepts.
I love the warmth and positive thinking throughout all the talks. The speakers are so inspirational and insightful. It's reassuring to know you're not alone through this challenging parenting journey.
We were in a place of confusion and hopelessness when it came to helping our 2e son. B&Q gave us the right education and tools to change our home life for the better. It is so empowering to know that you can educate yourself and improve your family's situation.
So much content in one place that is difficult to find elsewhere, and a unique viewpoint. Better explanation of how to parent our unique child than we have seen despite years of parenting books, parent coaching/therapy classes. The approach makes sense to us in light of our experience with our B&Q child and what has and has not worked in the past.
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MEET YOUR HOST
Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, licensed marriage and family therapist and founder of Bright & Quirky, specializes in helping bright kids and families thrive beyond struggles related to ADHD, autism, dyslexia, anxiety and more. She hosts the Bright & Quirky Child Online Summit, which attracts over 25,000 families each year, and the Bright & Quirky IdeaLab parent learning community, with over 1,000 members. She earned her BA at Middlebury College and MA in Child, Couple and Family Therapy at Antioch University. She raised two bright and quirky boys and lives near Seattle.