BRIGHT & QUIRKY CHILD SUMMIT 2022
Is your child really bright, but something's getting in the way?
Discover what's possible for bright kids with challenges related to ADHD, aggression, autism, anxiety, demand avoidance, depression, emotional regulation, executive function, learning differences, picky eating, poor grades, social struggles or stress.
Ease the Struggle for Your Bright & Quirky Child and Help Them Thrive!
When is the last time you thought about your child's best case scenario?
When it comes to bright kids with learning, social, emotional or behavioral challenges, it's natural to think about their worst case scenario. It's no wonder we think about the negative -- our medical model focuses solely on kids' deficits and we're living in the midst of a global mental health crisis.
But in interviewing hundreds of experts, we've learned there are very important ingredients missing from that equation: Bright and quirky kids who turn into successful adults have... 1. At least one caring, understanding adult in their corner. 2. The adults in their life blow on the embers of their strengths and interests, and 3. Their parents learn how to create a safe haven for them.
According to our research, your roadmap is simple: The more you put into learning about how best to support your bright and quirky child, the more they will thrive. Now is your time. Seize the day by joining us for the 5th annual Bright & Quirky Child Summit!
Could Your Child Be
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!
You will learn in this summit what's possible for bright and quirky kids!
How to use mindfulness to manage anxiety, stress and worry
How to solve challenging behaviors and demand avoidance
What to say to empower self-driven motivation
How to defuse anger, aggression and shutdown
How to find the best-fit learning environment
How to instill self-advocacy to help kids get their unique needs met
How to stack habits to build essential life skills
How to harness the power of your child's unique mind for a future of thriving
Ready to Discover What's Possible with Effective, Science-Based Ideas?
Join These Top Psychologists and Educators to Explore the Latest Breakthroughs for Bright & Quirky Kids
MICHELE BORBA, EdD
Author of 24 books including Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine
EDWARD HALLOWELL, MD
Board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. Co-author of ADHD 2.0.
Mona Delahooke, PhD
Child Psychologist and Author of Brain-Body Parenting: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids
CHRIS WILLARD, PSYD
Clinical psychologist, consultant, and author of 20 books including Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety
Renee Jain, MAPP
Founder of GoZen! and Co-Author with Dr. Shefali Tsabary of SUPERPOWERED: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience
Award-winning director and author of The Emancipation of Evan Walls
NICOLE TETREAULT, PHD
Neuroscientist and author of Insight Into a Bright Mind
Co-Author of The Self-Driven Child and What Do You Say?
SUSAN BAUM, PHD
Director of The 2e Center for Research & Development at Bridges Academy
BARRY PRIZANT, PHD
Speech-Language Pathologist, Visiting Scholar, Brown University
LIZ LAUGESON, PSYD
Founder and Director, UCLA PEERS® Clinic
WILLIAM DODSON, MD
Psychiatrist and ADHD expert
Debbie Reber, MA
Author of Differently Wired, Creator of Tilt Parenting and the Tilt Parenting Podcast
Founder, Autism Explained and Emotions Explained
Director of Thought Leadership, Understood and author of Adulting Made Easy
Author of The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
EMILY KIRCHER-MORRIS, LPC
Host of The Neurodiversity Podcast, author of Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today's Classroom
DAN PETERS, PHD
Licensed Psychologist and Executive Director of the Summit Center, Specializing in Twice Exceptionality, Anxiety, Dyslexia and Stealth Dyslexia
SHARON SALINE, PSYD
Clinical psychologist and author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life
LINDA K MURPHY, MS
Author of the Declarative Language Handbook, Speech Language Pathologist, and RDI® Consultant
JENNIFER THOMAS, PHD
Co-Director, Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Intuition expert and author of Intuition On Demand – a step-by-step guide to intuition you can trust
TOSHA SCHORE, MA
Trainer of Hand in Hand Parenting, co-author of Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Challenges, and the creator of Parenting Boys Peacefully
AUSTINA DE BONTE, MEng
Family Consultant at Smart is not Easy, LLC and Past President of the Northwest Gifted Child Association
A LETTER FROM
I’m so glad you found Bright & Quirky! If you’re like most parents I work with, you're exhausted trying to find the right answers to help your child thrive because, although they’re very bright, they struggle with learning, social, emotional or behavioral challenges.
What's so frustrating is that almost no teachers, counselors or friends know how to help because your child has both advanced abilities and lagging abilities at the SAME TIME. That's very rare and it’s tricky to find local specialists with this sort of expertise.
But I'm thrilled to let you know that we're bringing together some of the top experts who specialize in bright and quirky kids, just like yours, in the Bright & Quirky Child Online Summit. Best of all, in the summit you'll get lots of science-based, proven tools and strategies to make progress on your child’s unique journey.
Know that there are thousands of parents, all over the world, on similar journeys with their uniquely wired kids. I can’t wait to learn alongside you in the summit!
Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT
Founder and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
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.
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 summit talks. The speakers are so inspirational and insightful. It's reassuring to know you're not alone through this challenging parenting journey.
All Access Pass: What You Get
On-demand video and audio files to every expert-led talk from the summit
Printable transcripts of each talk, for following along and writing notes
VIP Summit Only Group: Join us during the summit for live expert interaction and coaching
BONUS: School Advocacy Toolkit: A comprehensive guide for parents and teachers to pinpoint the most helpful academic supports and accommodations.
Here's what we'll be covering . . .
& EMOTIONAL REGULATION
Using Neuroscience to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful Kids
Mona Delahooke, PhD
How to Move Beyond Screen Time and Homework Battles
Renee Jain, MAPP
The Science of Making Friends & The Unspoken Rules of Conversation
Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD
The Art of Setting Kind and Firm Limits to Ease Aggression in Boys
Tosha Schore, MA
Learning, ADHD & Executive Function
Being Bright with ADHD: What Matters Most
Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD
A Balanced Approach to Helping Your Kids Thrive Online
Does the Right School Fit & Learning Environment Exist for 2e Kids?
William Dodson, PhD and Susan Baum, PhD
Two 2e Counselors Give a Peek Behind the Closed Therapy Office Door
Emily Kircher Morris, LPC
Overcoming Post-Pandemic Anxiety & Social Anxiety
Sharon Saline, PsyD
NEURODIVERSITY & AUTISM
Turning Passions & Enthusiasms into Superpowers
Barry Prizant, PhD
Using Declarative Language to Decrease Power Struggles with Demand Avoidant Kids
Linda Murphy, CCC-SLP
How an Autistic Engineer Found the Secret to Friendship (and How Your Child Can Too)
How Young Neurodivergent Adults Can Self-Advocate at Work
Best Marriage Practices for Engineers, Autistics and Those Who Love Them
Anxiety, Picky Eating & More
How Mindfulness Can Ease Child & Teen Anxiety
Christopher Willard, PsyD
Overcoming Picky Eating and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Jennifer Thomas, PhD
How to Use Your Intuition to Find Your Child's Best-Fit Life
Lisa K, PhD and her son Chris
Looking Beyond Anxiety in Bright & Quirky Kids: Auditory Processing, PANDAS, and more
Austina De Bonte, MENG
Here's Everything You'll Have at your Fingertips When You Upgrade:
Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT is excited to invite you to the 5th annual Bright & Quirky Child Summit. This year we'll be helping you envision the best case scenario for your child -- how to help them live their best life and discovering what's possible along the way! 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.
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