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BRIGHT & QUIRKY CHILD SUMMIT 2021

TAME THE

OVERWHELM

March 8-12, 2021

A FREE 5-Day Summit: Help your bright child live their best life, even with learning, social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges

BRIGHT & QUIRKY CHILD SUMMIT

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TAME THE OVERWHELM

March 8-12, 2021

A FREE 5-Day Summit: Help your bright child live their best life, even with learning, social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges

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Ready to Ease the Struggle for your Bright & Quirky Child?

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Build Strengths, Support Challenges and Learn the Small Wins that Lead to Social, Emotional and Academic Thriving, Even in Tough Times

Under the best of circumstances, it's hard to find the right help for gifted kids with ADHD, autism, learning differences like dyslexia, anxiety and/or depression. In these turbulent times, it's even more difficult. What we're all needing right now is some expertise and QUICK WINS!

That's why we've gathered the top educators and psychologists to pinpoint the exact challenges your child is experiencing. Join us for the FREE Bright & Quirky Child Summit as 28 experts share science-informed, actionable strategies, you can use right away.

Smiling children behind protective mask

Build Strengths, Support Challenges and Learn the Small Wins that Lead to Social, Emotional and Academic Thriving, Even in Tough Times

Under the best of circumstances, it's hard to find the right help for gifted kids with ADHD, autism, learning differences like dyslexia, anxiety and/or depression. In these turbulent times, it's even more difficult. What we're all needing right now is some expertise and QUICK WINS!

That's why we've gathered the top educators and psychologists to pinpoint the exact challenges your child is experiencing. Join us for the FREE Bright & Quirky Child Summit as 28 experts share science-formed, actionable strategies, you can use right away.

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In the Bright & Quirky Child Summit you will learn:

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    How to manage anxiety, stress and worry

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    How to solve challenging behaviors and calm meltdowns

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    How to motivate kids who have a "why bother" attitude or lagging school engagement

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    How to problem solve calmly with your kids, instead of accidently escalating tensions

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    How to find balance and moderation with screen use

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    How to help kids who are depressed or shut down

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    How to navigate the twice exceptional (2e) journey in turbulent times

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    How to tame the overwhelm and harness the power of your child's unique mind

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In the Bright & Quirky Child Summit you will learn:

  • check-w-box

    How to manage anxiety, stress and worry

  • check-w-box

    How to solve challenging behaviors and calm meltdowns

  • check-w-box

    How to motivate kids who have a "why bother" attitude or lagging school engagement

  • check-w-box

    How to problem solve calmly with your kids, instead of escalating tensions

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    How to find balance and moderation with screen use

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    How to help kids who are depressed or shut down

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    How to navigate the twice exceptional (2e) journey in turbulent times

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    How to tame the overwhelm and harness the power of your child's unique mind

Ready to Tame the Overwhelm with Effective, Science-Based Ideas?

Join 28 Top Psychologists and Educators to Explore the Latest Breakthroughs for Bright & Quirky Kids

Ready to Tame the Overwhelm with Effective, Science-Based Ideas?

Join 28 Top Psychologists and Educators to Explore the Latest Breakthroughs for Bright & Quirky Kids

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Mona Delahooke, PHD

Child Psychologist and Author of Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges

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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

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Renee Jain, MAPP

Founder of GoZen! and Co-Author with Dr. Shefali Tsabary of SUPERPOWERED: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience

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Dan Peters, PhD

Licensed Psychologist and Executive Director of the Summit Center, Specializing in Twice Exceptionality, Anxiety, Dyslexia and Stealth Dyslexia

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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 

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Seth Perler, MEd

Executive Function and Twice Exceptional Child Coach, Originator of TEFOS: The Executive Function Online Summit and UGYG: Upgrade Your Grades Program

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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.

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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

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Debbie Reber, MA

Author of Differently Wired, Creator of Tilt Parenting and the Tilt Parenting Podcast with More Than 3 Million Downloads

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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Scott B. Kaufman, PhD

Humanistic Psychologist, Host of the Psychology Podcast, Author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined and Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization

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Kristy Forbes, GradDipEd

Educator and Autistic Support Specialist for Neurodivergent Kids and Families, Founding Director of  inTune Pathways and Neurodivergent Co. 

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Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD

Clinical Director of Take This, Expert in the Applied Therapeutic Use of Roleplaying Games

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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

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Amy C. Laurent, PhD, OTR/L

Developmental Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Co-Author of the SCERTS Model, Co-Founder of Autism Level Up!

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Jacquelyn H. Fede, PhD

Developmental Psychologist, Assistant Research Professor at the University of Rhode Island, Co-Founder of Autism Level Up!

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Janine Halloran, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Author of Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, Host of the Calm & Connected Podcast.

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Lauren Hutchinson, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Specializing in Gifted and 2e Kids, School Counselor at a Gifted Independent School

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Colleen Kessler, MEd

Educator of Gifted and 2e Kids, Homeschooler, Founder of the Podcast Raising Lifelong Learners, Author of Raising Resilient Sons

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Jonathan Mooney

Neurodiverse Speaker and Author of Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn and Thrive Outside the Lines and The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal

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George Papanicolaou, DO, IFMC

Functional Medicine Doctor, on Mark Hyman's UltraWellness Team, Specializing in ADHD, PANDAS, Gut and Hormone Health

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Kieran Rose

Founder of the Autistic Advocate Blog, Special Educator, Speaker, Trainer and Founder of The Autistic Cooperative

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Clifford Sussman, MD

Psychiatrist and Pioneer in Treating Internet and Video Game Addiction and Screen Use Related Issues in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults. 

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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

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Matt Zakreski, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist Specializing in Gifted, Neurodiverse and 2e Kids, Teens and Families, Founder and Lead Clinician of the Neurodiversity Collective

TESTIMONIALS

I have learned more from this Summit 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.

-Bonnie, Summit 2020

Absolutely loving this online summit. The best idea ever. Thank you so much for making it available to those of us on the other side of the world.

-R Grima, Summit 2020

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.

-Anonymous, 2020 Summit

I love the warmth and positive thinking throughout all the summit talks. The speakers are so inspirational and insightful. It's reassuring to know you're not alone through this challenging parenting journey.

-Anonymous, 2020 Summit

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Here's what we'll be covering . . .

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Day 1 - March 8

TAMING STRESS, ANXIETY & WORRY

Dads: What to Do with Your Child's Meltdowns, Refusal or Other Challenging Behaviors
Mona Delahooke, PhD & Stephen W. Porges, PhD

Effective Ways to Help Your Bright Child Reclaim Their Superpowers From Anxiety
Renee Jain, MAPP

Reduce Your Child's Anxiety or OCD: The New SPACE Program for Parents of Anxious or Worried Kids
Eli Lebowitz, PhD

Bright & Quirky 101: A Quick, Shareable Overview of Twice Exceptional (2e) Kids
Dan Peters, PhD

How I Transformed My Life From Struggling Student to Successful Adult Living My Passion - Talk for Kids & Teens!
Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD

Day 2 - March 9

MOTIVATING KIDS &
BALANCING TECH

How to Help Kids Tame Screen Time and Find Motivation for School
Michael Delman, MEd & Clifford Sussman, MD

Sage Advice on Becoming a Bright & Quirky Young Adult, From a Former Stanford Dean
Julie Lythcott-Haims, JD, MFA

Understanding High IQ Kids With ADHD and Co-Occuring Diagnoses
Tom Brown, PhD

Essential Tips for Parenting Complex Kids With ADHD, Autism & More
Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC

Online Gaming: How to Have Fun Online, Make Friends, and Not Get Addicted - Talk for Kids!
Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD

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Day 3 - March 10

THRIVING & LEARNING

Quick Tips for Teachers: What to Do When Complex Students Have Challenging Behaviors
Stephen W. Porges, PhD & Mona Delahooke, PhD

My Bright & Quirky Journey from the Principal's Office to Worldwide Stages - Talk for Kids & Teens! (Warning: Language may not be appropriate for younger kids)
Jonathan Mooney

How to Know When It's Time to Change Schools or Homeschool
Colleen Kessler, MEd

The Top 5 Things Bright & Quirky Kids and Teens Can Do Right Now to Feel Better - Talk for Kids & Teens!
George Papanicolaou, DO, IFMC

How Twice Exceptional (2e) Families Can Navigate a Difficult Year
Matt Zakreski, PsyD & Lauren Hutchinson, LMFT

Day 4 - March 11

NEURODIVERSITY & AUTISM

Helping Your Autistic Child Find Their Authentic Self
Kristy Forbes, GradDipEd

How to Help Bright Kids Avoid Autistic Burnout
Kieran Rose

Practical Steps to Design a Bright, Autistic, Good-Fit Life
Amy C. Laurent, PhD, OTR/L & Jacquelyn H. Fede, PhD

How Different Kinds of Minds Can Become Inventors and Engineers
Temple Grandin, PhD

An Insider's Guide to Understanding PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)
Kristy Forbes, GradDipEd

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Day 5 - March 12

COPING, GROWING & SELF CARE

Ease the Stress of Raising a Neurodiverse Child Through the Remarkable Practice of Self-Compassion
Kristen Neff, PhD

Parenting Complex Kids in Complex Times: Using Small Wins to Make Big Progress

Debbie Reber, MA & Seth Perler, MEd

Tapped-out With Nothing Left to Give: a Survival Guide for Burned Out Parents of Bright & Quirky Kids
Dr. Laura Markham

Finding the Right Coping Skills That 2e Children and Teens Will Use
Janine Halloran, LMHC

How to Help Stressed Out, Depressed, or Shut Down Bright & Quirky Teens
Dr. Stuart Shanker

Could Your Child Be
Twice Exceptional?

Bright kids with advanced abilities and lagging abilities, at the same time, are called twice exceptional or 2e, because these varied abilities are two exceptions to the norm. Your child isn't bad or broken. In fact, they could be one of the greatest thinkers and creators of their generation! Learn more by registering for the free Bright & Quirky Child Summit.

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Could Your Child Be Twice Exceptional?

Bright kids with advanced abilities and lagging abilities, at the same time, are called twice exceptional or 2e, because these varied abilities are two exceptions to the norm. Your child isn't bad or broken. In fact, they could be one of the greatest thinkers and creators of their generation! Learn more below . . .

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MEET

Your Host

Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT is excited to invite you to the 4th annual Bright & Quirky Child Summit. This year we'll be bringing some much-needed soothing and practical action steps to tame the overwhelm for your child and family. Debbie is a licensed marriage and family therapist and is the Founder of Bright & Quirky. She specializes in helping gifted kids and families with focus, learning, social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges optimize their lives for thriving. She earned her BA at Middlebury College and MA in Child, Couple and Family Therapy at Antioch University. Debbie lives near Seattle with her husband and two teen boys.

"The medical and school systems will define your child by their deficits. We parents must define our unique kids by their strengths. Simply put: Build strengths. Support challenges. Help your child learn how they can shine."

Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT

FAQS

The Bright & Quirky Child Summit 2021 runs for 5 days, beginning March 8th at 8 AM Pacific Time. Each talk will be free to the public for 24 hours from when it airs. People who register for the free summit will receive an email each morning of the summit with their link for the day. Click here to find the start time in your local time zone.

If you prefer to watch on your own schedule, consider upgrading to the All Access Pass.