Solutions for Smart but Struggling Students


Hi Friends!

So glad you could join us for the final encore of the series. It’s been a wild ride!

We’ve had over 10,000 attendees from over 100 countries. Many thanks to you for attending and to our experts for imparting their hard-won wisdom.

Please enjoy the talks until Monday October 21 at 10pm Pacific (find your local time here).

Now that you have all of this wonderful new knowledge, there are 6 essential next steps that will help you put the learning into action and make progress at home.

I've been working on the '6 essential next steps' framework for many years. I hope you find it helpful. It's in the following webinar replay:



Let's keep the learning going!


Have questions? Let us know at We love to help!


  1. Eileen Dick on October 20, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Thank you for providing videos that really help me understand some of the issues that my 7-year-old bright and quirky little guy faces in school. Although he is doing academically well in school, he struggles to find peers that understand his uniqueness. At times he would come home saying and recognizing how different he is to his classmates. I also think at times, he is a target for bullying but he also knows to fight back. He struggles with following class routines and he does get lost in a crowd. He struggles staying focussed in his classes sometimes.

    The videos have helped me to understand him a little better and get some tips to work with them. But, I am looking to know more how to be an effective advocate for him and his needs in school.

  2. Em on October 20, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Thank you for doing this Summit. I really liked the once per week format. It gave me something to look forward to every week! I loved that some talks were broken down into shorter segments so if I only have 15 minutes, I could listen without having to try to find my place again later. I really loved the way you organized this summit for my ADHD brain! Thank you for doing the encore, too! I have loved every talk I have been able to listen to! I’m hoping to get my school to purchase the pass so I can share it with teachers!

  3. Loren Penman on October 20, 2019 at 10:13 am

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  4. Julie M Blaskovich on October 17, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Hi, My name is Julie. I am wife of 25 years. I am mother of 4. Three of our children are grown and out of the house. Our fourth just started kindergarten and has Down Syndrome. We are having some difficult behaviors at school. Thanks for showing these videos.

  5. Tricia on October 17, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Hi I’m Tricia , a speech language assistant of 20+ years and I have an adult child with executive function and sensory issues.

    • Michelle on October 17, 2019 at 10:00 pm

      What is executive function?

  6. Ludmila on October 17, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Hi! I’m Ludmila from Latvia. I have a son with autism spectrum.

  7. Sue Jardim on October 16, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Sue Jardim, CA. Currently, I teach 6th grade, but most of my career has been with high school. I have 3 children, and I could have really used these lessons with my middle child! My son is now 22 and doing well, but there were some rough years.

  8. Jaci on October 16, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    I am an Early Intervention Teacher, working with students in Prep and Year 1. I look forward to learning about any new strategies or insights I can gain to better support the students I am working with.

  9. Donatella on October 16, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Mother of 3 kids (4th on the way). All of them very sensitive, at least 2 of them are gifted and 1 has NVLD. Hoping to find some
    insight on NVLD support as well as on how to deal with the sibling dynamic. Thanks !

    • Mira on October 20, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      Hi Donatella, one of my sons has NVLD. I find that doctors are so resistant to this idea and they often refuse to distinguish it from autism spectrum disorder or aspergers (dsm 4). I would also love to hear about insights for NVLD support.

  10. Hajar on October 16, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Hi, I am an older sister to eight siblings. Two have ADHD, and one has learning difficulties. Looking how to better support them and my mom.

    • Joanne on October 20, 2019 at 8:37 am

      What an amazing daughter and sister you are! You are a blessing to your family.

  11. Kelly on October 16, 2019 at 11:14 am

    I am a rural school SLP in several buildings from Newfoundland Canada

    • Vickie Butterfield on October 16, 2019 at 8:57 pm

      Hi. I’m a mom to 19. Forty plus years of parenting and I have two I just can’t reach. I’m looking forward to listening to these recordings and gleaning some valuable information.

  12. Sierra on October 16, 2019 at 10:03 am

    I’m a mom of two wonderful children gifted in some areas and lagging in others. My 11 year old has ADHD, innattentive type. His intelligence has mostly masked this in his school performance so we’ve often felt like school isn’t really developing his full potential, even before his diagnosis.

    My 5 year old is undiagnosed but has the energy of 10 average people in one little body, has difficulty understanding the emotions of others, is still learning to control his body and aggression, and has some repetitive and rigid behaviors. He generally pulls himself together in novel, high interest situations and will perform well. He is doing okay in kindergarten with some concern about his writing and behaviors and he has begun having a lot of resistance to homework.

  13. Jacinda Scott on October 16, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Hi, I’m Jacinda. I am interested in these workshops because I have a 15 yr old who is struggling with attendance and motivation in school. She is often not interested or engaged in learning however I know when she is, she has so much to offer and truly is a bright kid! Currently she is attending a boarding school where she lives in the same place as she attends school and so far this is working out well although she still misses classes sometimes and stays in her room. I want to learn some new strategies and techniques and share them with her teachers (or have them sign up for this series!).

    I look forward to the new learning!

    • Jason Kennedy on October 19, 2019 at 10:22 am

      Jacinda – I have a similar sounding situation. I have a 15 (almost 16) yo son who also struggles with attendance, motivation in school, and even in the sports that he very much loved at one point. He wants to play video games pretty much all of his free time. He is a bright kid in terms of his standardized tests when he was younger. Unfortunately his mother divorced me a couple of years ago and I think that has made things even worse since she and I don’t see eye to eye on various things including the parenting aspect.

      Hopefully any of these things on B&Q website and IdeaLab will help! It’s been exhausting trying other techniques, reading many therapy books, going to therapists etc.

  14. Donna M on October 16, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Hi, my name is Donna and I am a Speech and Language Assistant at a High School and also a Technical Academy High School.

  15. MONTOYA MALTESSE MARTHA ROSA on October 13, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Hola soy profesora de educación física y deseo aprender todo lo que ustedes me brindarán en estos cursos. Deseo que mis estudiantes con algunas dificultades, aprendan mejor y saber con que estrategias debo contar para ayudarlos.

  16. Lisa W on October 11, 2019 at 1:31 am

    I can’t help but wonder if there is an environmental factor at play for the rise of adhd, autism, and other learning differences. Perhaps they were always there but I have been thinking that many of the parents at this school for exceptional dyslexics my son attended were themselves gifted (e.g.) Ivy League grads. But somehow the second generation winds up with learning disabilities. Does any one have any theories? Could it be older parents? Stress during pregnancy? pesticides in food? plasticides or plastic softeners like BPA? early exposure to video gaming? When an area of the country, Marin County, in Northern CA has high incidences of breast cancer, per se, they send researchers out from big universities or prestigious hospitals to explore what is contributing to this rise. They look for all sorts of variables like water quality, age of women, access to diagnosis, etc. Why isn’t anyone researching the cause of the neurobiological differences that result in the learning differences to the same level as the hunt for what causes breast cancer?

    There isn’t anything wrong with re-framing things to celebrate the good qualities of 2e kids but I have to say that I think my son would have been smart, creative and an out-of-the box thinker irrespective of his adhd and the things that make it so difficult for him in school. The intelligence I can see passed down through the generations. (And many of the families of my son’s special needs school had parents that were very creative and intelligent as well.) Something is happening whereby I think the expression of gene(e) is making the learning differences more pronounced but I don’t know what is causing the “pop.” The second generation seems to be having a much harder time with attention, emotion and sensory regulation etc. than the older generation who are gifted as well.

    It would be ironic if parent’s stress (physiological, mental, emotional, potentially even sperm or age age) level during pre-conception or pregnancy caused sensitive nervous systems in our kids leading to these differences. I also wonder if drugs like Pitocin given to speed contractions of childbirth has also increased the likelihood, even though there are opposing studies on it. Maybe if we knew the cause there could be some way to undo some of the damage, maybe not, but my mind keeps drifting back to understanding why, same as all roads lead to getting a good neuropsych before deciding what school, what intervention etc.

    Anyone else wondering about this?

    • Kathy on October 20, 2019 at 9:25 am

      One thing I didn’t see listed is the effect of technological advances on child development. I was a young child when television began to appear in middle class homes. Most of my childhood free time was spent playing in the neighborhood, we moved every few years so there were many, in groups of kids under the casual supervision of moms through living room and kitchen windows. We played baseball sometimes, but often built forts or dams in streams. Think about how a brain develops pathways in that environment. Schools were more rigid, but played a smaller role in our lives before adolescence. We took shop and home economics classes in junior high and senior high schools. The pace of change wasn’t in the same universe as our lives now.

      The constant passive stimulation our children are exposed to must have effects on their development. Maybe, they are just adapting to their environment. That is the primary human asset, adaptability. How do you study and measure the effects of differences in environment that are actualized almost as soon as they are imagined?

      These differences occurred over 70 years. The pace is accelerating.

  17. Robbi on October 10, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    I am a parent of a bright and emotional 6 yo and a recently qualified teacher’s assistant. I have a background in Nursing, and I love to keep learning

  18. Maria on October 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Hello, I am a child therapist working with children with Autism and Learning Disabilities.

  19. Mary on October 10, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Hello– I’m the mom of a bright but distracted child who’s just started middle school. So glad to have this resource!!!

  20. Dana on October 10, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Hi, I’m Dana. I’m a grandparent and a school social worker who works with preschool through high school-aged students.

  21. Ingrid on October 10, 2019 at 10:31 am

    I have 2 bright kids, dd11 and ds9, who struggle. Looking forward to catching up on what’s left of the series.

  22. Sara on October 10, 2019 at 10:17 am

    TAG teacher always continuing to learn about G/T students!

  23. Susana Iringan on October 10, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Hi, I’m Susan a mother to a 6yr old boy who was diagnosed to have ASD 2yrs ago. He’s talking and starting to learn in school but we found it challenging to make him focus or concentrate when doing homework. My husband and I knew that he’s a smart boy and so we want to learn more strategies or methods that we can apply to help him to do the best he can do.

  24. Shannon H. on October 10, 2019 at 8:43 am

    I’m an LPC working for a non-profit medical and behavioral health clinic. I see children as young as 5 coming in to be evaluated for medication to treat hyperactivity and inattention. I also am a mom of a 10-year-old who struggles in the classroom due to sensory issues. I am always looking for more resources to help me professionally and personally!

  25. Jess on October 10, 2019 at 8:25 am

    OT Here, curious about the section on focus and executive functioning.

  26. Tina on October 10, 2019 at 5:36 am

    My 6 year old nephew was diagnosed with ADHD and high functioning autism. Looking forward to learning how I can better help him.

  27. Ashleigh Bennett on October 10, 2019 at 5:10 am

    I’m a preschool teacher looking to learn more ways to help kiddos and families.

  28. Emelie on October 10, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Hi ! I am Em mom of 2 creative kids, a little butterfly girl of 6 and an intense smart boy of 9 .
    We are an ADHD family :o) looking forward to all those inspiring talks ! Thank you very much !

  29. DeAnna Skedel on October 10, 2019 at 4:24 am

    Hello, I am the mother of a very bright 12yr old ASD girl who has moved from a very rigid obedience based school to a more free project based school… she is struggling with executive functioning and negative associations to anything that seems like “school”. Even though the projects assigned at the new school are very similar to things she would have previously done on her own.

  30. skye on October 10, 2019 at 12:19 am

    I’m a mom of three, and have one child who struggles with focus. I’m also a teacher. Looking forward to learning a lot!

  31. Linda on October 9, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    I am Grandma/Mom to my 8 year old grandson. I homeschool and am looking forward to this series.

  32. Julie on October 9, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Hi, I’m Julie. I’m an ECSE Teacher and also have a college aged son who struggles with executive functioning skills.

  33. Hanna from Finland on October 9, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    I’m a mother of two lovely boys. The older is 14 years old and he’s got a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. In May he got a burnout from always showing his best sides in school, so called autistic masking. This burnout and social anxiety has led to him not being able to go to school at all this Autumn. He has executive functioning problems but is otherwise a bright student, and I’m looking for solutions for him.

  34. Kerri on October 9, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Hi, I’m Kerri a Psychologist from Queensland, Australia. I work with kids and also have a 12yo with ADHD and Anxiety, that is managed poorly at school. Looking forward to listening to the sessions. I am a huge fan of Ross Greene, did his training earlier this year and have been using CPS for a number of years.

  35. Dinah on October 9, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Looking forward to this series!!

  36. Jess on October 9, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Hi, I’m Jess! I’m a new grad paediatric occupational therapist and am thrilled to learn more about supporting exceptional kiddos in schools.

  37. Sandra Ramírez on October 9, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    I am ready to listen to all the experts! I am a teacher , a school psychologist and a author of parenting books in Spanish!

    • Jana on October 9, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      I’m a homeschooling mom and I would love to learn more to support my kiddo.

  38. Brooke on October 9, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Hello! My name is Brooke and I have two boys with ADHD and Executive Functioning challenges. My older son also has dyslexia. I am excited to watch this series and find some gems that will support our journey.

  39. Jackie on October 9, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    I’m Jackie, Director of Development at a private preschool and after school program. I also teach phonics, writing, and reading.

  40. Jane on October 9, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    I’m a teacher aide in New Zealand . I’m looking for different ideas and strategies that may help our kids that find school hard. Thanks

  41. Karen on October 9, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I’m in England at the moment, and have a son in year 1, and a son in preschool. While smart, they have their own special needs and definitely not at the pace of other students in that they are wired differently! Love to learn more to support them and support their ongoing school journeys.

  42. Stacia B. on October 9, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    I have a very smart 5 year old boy that is having a hard time in school. Focus and listening are his biggest struggles.

  43. Sharon on October 9, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Hello, I am Sharon from Erie, PA. I have an adult daughter with ADHD and her 4 year old son with ADHD. It can be challenging when they each have the opposite types of ADHD and struggle with every day live.

  44. Melisa on October 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Hi, I’m Melisa! I’m a third grade bilingual teacher in Dallas!

  45. Miriam on October 9, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Hi! My name is Miriam. I have an 8 year old who is very smart but is very slow in school (and in life). Executive function is a thing for her (and for me, I’m realizing more and more) and writing is a challenge.

  46. De-De on October 9, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Hi, my name is De-De, I’m a foster parent to my great nephew and niece, who themselves came from hard places. Looking, reading, webinaring almost anything I can get my hands to assist them in their long life journey. Any and all valuable resources that are out there, this one included!

  47. Elisabeth Rudolfsson on October 9, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Hie there; I´m Elisabeth from Sweden and !´m both a single parent to three teenagers with special needs, and will work with kids with special needs in school.

  48. Lori on October 9, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    I am a 3K teacher in New Richmond, WI. I am looking forward to the sessions!

  49. Hannah on October 9, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Hi! My name is Hannah, I am currently teaching Pre-K and I have a student who is bright but has very disruptive behaviors in and out of the classroom. I am looking for strategies and insight into help him learn best.

  50. Eleanor S on October 9, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Hi from London in the UK! My extra special son went through trauma before we adopted him. He is bright and quirky with some delayed development and emotional struggles. Focus, social skills and regulation are all journeys for us!

  51. Jamie L on October 9, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Hi There!

    I’m a behavioral interventionist with 4 years of experience in home and 4 years of experience in the school setting! Just looking to learn more and self educate on ways I can help the students I work with!

  52. Celeste Hewitt on October 9, 2019 at 11:57 am

    I’m Celeste. Raising my grandchildren youngest in kindergarten oldest 16. Different things for both. Youngest has behaviors and anxiety. Oldest anxiety. Need help

  53. Kayme on October 9, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Hi! I am Kayme! I am a preschool teacher for a Head Start preschool program in Illinois. My kiddos are between the ages of 3-5. I am so excited to be taking part in this series.

  54. Patty Timpanaro, M.S., OTR/L on October 9, 2019 at 11:28 am

    I am both a mother and an occupational therapist (OT). I have three young adults that have ADHD and anxiety issues. They are struggling to get through college life. It has been an interesting ride to get my kids through school and continues to be challenging now that they are young adults.

    As an OT I work with preschool children and frequently work with “quirky” children.

    I’m very interested in learning anything and everything…

  55. Leatha Jennings on October 9, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Leatha, looking for information that can support me as I work with children and families, that have been exposed to trauma.
    seeking, information to support my quirky, intelligence nephew as well.

  56. Rebecca A on October 9, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Hi, I’m Rebecca. I’m mother to two, homeschooling the youngest (Aspergers, gifted?). We live in IL, in the St Louis area. Youngest struggles with the mention of “school” and all the (often self-implied) “shoulds” of life. (So we sneak it in and don’t mention the “s” word, a lot of the time). The more we ask of her, the more anxious and avoiding she becomes. When left to her own devices, she is often curious and engaged (and very helpful and loving), but burns out easily. Finding the right balance between challenging/growing her and not pushing her into exhaustion or overwhelm is a daily struggle.

  57. MaryAnn on October 9, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Hi I’m MaryAnn. I helping raise my grandson. He is 10 years old, in the 5th grade and has Autism. We call him AWEsome!

  58. Lauren A on October 9, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Hi, I coordinate a program for at-risk preschool-aged children in my community through a llocal non-profit. I am always looking for tools, techniques, and activities to help the parents who often don’t have any discretionary income but want the best they can provide for their children.

    • EreiaS on October 9, 2019 at 11:56 am

      Hi, I am an SLP and mother of a 7 year old son with ASD.

  59. Ashlea Carter on October 9, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Hello! My name is Ashlea, I reside in Florida. I am a paraprofessional in an elementary school ESE program and have severed in serval different classrooms. I also have a son who just turned 6 that has ASD as well as SPD.

  60. Kathryn Miller on October 9, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Hi my name is Kathryn Miller. I am from North Carolina. I an an itinerant exceptional children’s preschool teacher. I also have a daughter who is 6 years old and is diagnosed with ADHD and sensory processing disorder.

  61. Kate on October 9, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Hi! My name is Kate and I am a Mental Health clinician out of Carmel, Indiana just working to expand my knowledge for all of my kiddos and parents!

  62. Sheri on October 9, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Hi All! Sheri from Alberta and I have 2 children, an 11 year old son diagnosed with ADHD and a 9 year old daughter. I’m an accountant and a single mother who shares custody with their father.
    I’m excited to find new ways to help my ADHD kiddo reconnect with school and find the desire to not only be there but perform to the best of his capabilities.

  63. Theresa on October 9, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Hi, I am Theresa. I have a 9 year old son who is diagnosed with mild ADHD. I’m sure this series will help me guiding my bright son with his studies.

  64. Kate on October 2, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Hi, I’m Kate. I’ve got two 2e kids: my son is 15 and my daughter is 13. My son has had a much harder time of it, but he’s doing pretty well now! He was one of those spirited babies that had anger management issues. He still struggles with transitions. He’s sweet, sociable, verbally precocious and just smart about a lot of things, including himself. It was a JOURNEY all these years – lots of assessments (ADHD, dyslexia) with everyone soooo curious about this unusual child….but not much help. To complicate matters, we live in Zimbabwe (extremely lacking in people who understand and can help). He attended a lovely international school – but it was hit or miss with the teachers. My job was to find the advocates and build Team Miles Support Group! But in the 7th grade the school told us that he “wasn’t thriving” – and off he went to boarding school …across the world…on his own…to America (we’re American). He was diagnosed as high functioning ASD just a couple of years ago. The 2 and a half years away did help a lot, and I finally have my son back. So far so good. Both he and his sister are extremely creative – song writing, stage combat choreographing, cake decorating, simple game designing… Right now ballroom dancing lessons, community theater, horse riding, and guitar are the little joys (not competitive! no pressure!).

    • Karen on October 9, 2019 at 10:41 am

      Hi, I am Karen from South Africa. Isn’t technology amazing? I look forward to learning more to help my anxious son who struggles with transition and self regulation.

  65. Heather on September 27, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Hi I’m Heather, have a smart but struggling student, she is 2E with sensory processing, ADD, Dysgraphia, Aspergers. Back full time to school this year after briefly being homeschooled last year. She is not fighting going to school as much but still struggling. She has a 504 but getting re-evaluated for an IEP. Looking forward to gaining some knowledge, understanding and strategies to help her.

  66. Cindy on September 27, 2019 at 12:45 am


    I watched the video about supporting students with ADHD. I would really like to share this with a colleague as we do some planning for students. Is it possible to download that particular video?

    Thank you!

  67. Su on September 26, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Hi there, I have a dyslexia kid, who has high IQ, but struggling with reading. Look forward to hear more.

  68. Tiny on September 26, 2019 at 9:05 am

    My 11 year old daughter is do talented but so ADHD, like me.
    I look forward to discovering the options we have

    • Lily C on October 9, 2019 at 10:41 am

      I have an 8 yr old that for years people friends including teachers say no she can’t have a problem she’s so smart so quick witted but I’ve noticed something since she was 4. Finances are tough but I have began getting her tested she has a high IQ but her grades do not equate. I believe she may be dyslexic but knows how to compensate. I think she has a slow processing issue but teachers and administration believe she is ok and I know she could easily just fall by the Sidelines meeting the basic state requirements but not meeting her potential. I look forward to hearing these chats and thank you because it’s a lonely path as each child is so individualized with their abilities.

      I’m just registering in enough time to hear week 4 and hope there’s an oppty to hear the previous week without a cost as executive functioning skills is what I have lacked and feel she does too.

      Thank you

  69. Alison on September 25, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Hi, I’m a Vancouver Canada mom to three school aged kids and teacher to many. One of my kids has GAD and LD, another has ADHD and is gifted, and the third is an avid all around go getter. I’m also a teacher. I desperately want to better reach more kids and support them. I love my kids, mine and the ones I teach, so much and want the best for them but at times feel so deflated and unable to make progress. Just looking forward to the information.

    • Maria Castro on October 2, 2019 at 6:39 am

      Hi Alison, we’re on Vancouver Island, in Nanaimo.

  70. Heike Mothershed on September 20, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Hi, we in Stafford Va, considering homeschooling our 2e son (13), where would we start with learning with him, since there is so much resistance to do the work etc. I am looking forward to the other videos. Also looking for tools, some guidance.

    • Kim on September 21, 2019 at 9:18 am

      Hi, We have homeschooled one of our children with Autism. Each one is so different. But if I made a suggestion I would look up Cathy Duffy – She gives a breakdown of many curriculums online. If you read them you could discern what might fit his needs best. You also need to decide what type of teacher you are and in her book which can be checked out at most library’s you can find out what type of Homeschooler you would be. Examples- classical, traditional, eclectic, so on.

      The first thing I did when I homeschooled my daughter was to have her take a learning style online that showed how she likes to learn or how she learns best. I found this test for a small fee at Homeschool Buyers Co-op which Sells many different types of curricula: books, video series, online access, at a discounted rate. It is free to join. They are worth checking out. You may be able to find a quiz like this free online or you may know his learning style already.

      Another one of my favorite resources is Timberdoodle. You can purchase whole or partial curricula from them. They put together grade level packages But you can mix-and-match if your child the different levels. They have a very hands on engaging curriculum. When I read the book the brain that changes itself and all the things that they recommended I feel like Timberdoodle hits at all. Having hands on activities educational activities along with things like connect the dot, mazes, critical thinking skills, fidgits/thinking putty, I really feel it is an excellent curriculum. It is not the type of curriculum I would give someone if they were going to an Ivy League college however. They will receive an education that is appropriate for the grade level however it is not something that is the drill in kill style. You are free to put whatever substitution you would like as this is not an accredited school where you enroll or receive grades or a diploma.

      Don’t let that scare you because you don’t need it. You as a homeschooling parent can create your own diploma and transcripts. You can take attendance as well. Just make sure you know your states laws and you are compliant. You will need to file a form stating you are homeschooling.

      If you want a huge resource you need to go to rainbow resource online. It is the biggest supplier of homeschooling curriculum. You can request a hard copy of the catalog which they will mail to you and it looks like a dictionary. You could also go online and learn more about each curriculum that you want to purchase. It is the best place to go to see 75% of the curriculum out there.

      If you could come to a homeschool convention which are usually held in spring, unfortunately, it often helps you and your child to see what is available. You may need to make some purchases of homes going curriculum that later on you choose not to keep. We all do this. If you join a homeschooling support group you can post online that you wish to look at curriculum and many people would respond and allow you to see theirs or even borrow it until you make sure this is what you really want.

      Re: Math, If your child loves hands on manipulatives and I suggest Right Start math. It is parent intensive but it is excellent. It is not overwhelming for the child at all. I thought my youngest child with right start math from four years old and she has an excellent understanding of mouth. Another option is math you see – manipulatives are easily found used.

      If you want math on the computer try Teaching Textbooks (Timberdoodle uses this). My daughter does not like doing math online So I purchased teaching textbooks because they also give you a book and the CDs. This gives students a choice if they want to read or listen to the CD ROM and read along. Saxon math and Saxon Teacher is a rigorous math that pairs a cd rom lesson along with the videos on how to work through problems and test answers. CTC math is also worth checking out. Do not put your child in a grade level math class, take some sort of test or look at what the school has shown you to figure out where the best should start and then trap them down slightly so that when they start math at home it seems very easy. You can move quickly along and do not worry about falling behind. You can homeschool all summer long many people do so. Learning is lifelong – not a 9 month a year phenomenon.

      Start slowly!! Finding a book and how to homeschool would be a great place to start. Teaching From Rest (I believe she has a 14 year old son as well and posts her curriculum choices and schedule on line). You don’t need to hit every subject the first month that you start homeschooling. Ease into it and make it fun and engaging. You may need to take field trips or watch videos from the library or online that are educational. Figure out what engages your child the best. I know engagement is a huge issue and we are struggling with this always. You may need to create your own curriculum (gasp!) Which is something I had to do. I would modify modify modify. If your child only wants to write about trains then use that in English and in science class. Slowly expand outside of their favorite topics.

      Reading: If they don’t like reading, find books on CD/audiobooks and play those in the car or while in the house. You will be amazed at what things they pick up.
      There is a subscription to an online audiobook company on Homeschool Buyers Co-op but you will need a Doctor’s diagnosis to purchase it at this discounted rate. It has textbooks on audio as well. If they struggle with reading in our behind grade levels we did try scientific learning’s Reading Assistant and FastForword. They help kiddos with many reading issues as well as auditory learning issues.

      Hands on learning: If your child likes to take things apart and put them back together and buy things from GoodWill and make it a learning opportunity. If they like lap books or interactive notebooks that is also great place to start. Museums, learning centers at parks, field trips, etc are educational.

      I recommend to find a list of “the good books” or “the great books” which tend to be classics for read alouds- Heidi, Tom Sawyer, The Book of Virtues, Little House, Charlottes Web, etc- for character building and learning about social situations and how to/how not to respond. I think these books to more for social skills than any ABA therapy could ever do.

      Lastly, check out OutSchool. They have a ton of classes that start at various times. They have a very interesting courses for reasonable prices. For example there is a class on critical thinking skills through solving mysteries, a class on how art and math are related, math boot camps, math courses, art, Character building class with Avengers, etc. Worth looking into!!

      Good luck!

      • Cheryl Jewkes on September 27, 2019 at 8:48 am

        Just wanted to say what a great response you gave this fellow parent! I too am in Vermont and struggling with the education system and what has and is happening with my 15 yr old. I have done some homeschooling in the past with my older children. This son doesn’t want to be homeschooled but also doesn’t fit the mold. I’m currently in disagreement with his school over their determination that he doesn’t qualify for special ed. Your lengthy and thoughtful post is sure to help this other parent. Take care of everyone out in this difficult educational environment.

    • Madalena Serrano on October 9, 2019 at 12:14 am

      Heike, my son is 14. Unschooling saved our lives. No pressure, no resistance. No “work”, just learning happening naturally. You may like to read John Holt’s book “How Children Learn” and Peter Gray’s “Free to Learn”. For lots of resources and inspiration, you can search for “Alliance for Self-Directed Education”.

  71. Sheri on September 19, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Hello! Our 13yr old & 8 yr boys are bright, definitely quirky, and super-feelers! They struggle with anxiety, depression, and self-regulation issues, and at times, this becomes all-consuming (and debilitating) for the whole family. Our youngest is currently in a systems class because his issues were so intense at school we were frequently told “he can’t be here” and we constantly had to leave our jobs to bring him home (which, sadly, is exactly what he wanted!).
    These boys either find things “too easy” and not worth completing at school, or their perfectionism kicks in and their brains see simple tasks as “too much” and they don’t complete those either – it’s such a tough balance!

    My big question: when we can’t change the system, how do we help them thrive while, as parents, we are trying to survive?
    Looking fwd to hearing the responses from this wonderful panel of speakers!

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on September 19, 2019 at 7:27 pm

      Ah, this is the million dollar question! The first step is to be in a supportive community of other parents who get it and to keep experimenting with strategies that wise experts recommend. This is the whole reason we created the IdeaLab parent community!

  72. Linda on September 19, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Hello everyone! I’m in GA with 2 gifted daughters (8 and 7 years old). My 8 yo is 2e with ASD (Aspergers), ADHD, ODD, and dyslexia. My 7yo attends public school in the gifted program, and I’m the learning coach for my 8yo at home (state funded cyber school).

  73. Tess on September 19, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Hi there! I’m in Colorado with two gifted kids. 15 and 13. We are struggling greatly with our 13yo. She has depression, anxiety, likely ASD (will be testing to that very soon), social anxiety, is very oppositional at home and struggles immensely with sensitivities- especially noise and tactile sensations. We are currently working with psychiatrist, sleep psychologist, therapists and school counselor. Sometimes it feels like nothing is helping.
    Even just reading the above comments makes it feel like we are not the only ones.

    • Sara on September 19, 2019 at 6:11 pm

      You are not alone!! Bright and Quirky kids have so many things to offer themselves and their families. Keep on watching our videos. You might find the IdeaLab helpful as this provides the most resources. The Team at Bright and Quirky are here for you. Good luck in all your endeavors in providing support to your 13 yo B&Q kiddo!!

      Sara, With the B&Q Team.

  74. Rita Butlett on September 19, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    I am a 7-8 reading specialist. I work with students struggling with reading and writing skills and want to learn more about working with students different learning needs. I have several students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, bipolar, etc. I am always looking for new ideas to add to my teaching tool box. I am also working through this series to further my professional development as an educator.

  75. Isabel on September 19, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Hi I’m Isabel and I have an amazing 8 yr old boy who has been diagnosed with ADHD. My husband and I looking to educate ourselves in Order to support his learning.

  76. Ana on September 19, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Hi from Guatemala. Mother of a 12 yo 2e daughter. Unschooled 🙂

    • Sara on September 19, 2019 at 6:12 pm

      Hello! From Sara, with the B&Q Team

  77. Rachel on September 19, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Hello from Ohio. I am mom to two teens. My eldest had a formal diagnosis of Asperger’s as a young child, and attends a non-public high school geared to students with learning differences (their motto is “Bright minds DON’T think alike”), while my youngest attends a different non-public school high school. Glad to be here.

  78. Nola on September 19, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Mom to a 2E grade 12 student. Teacher to several more

    • Amena Rathur on September 20, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you for the great information and inspiration. I wish the talks were available for 2-3 days at least.

      • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on October 9, 2019 at 10:24 am

        Hi Amena, Every week, the talks are available for free for 36 hours, from Wednesday 10am PT to Thursday 10pm PT. Enjoy!

  79. Nola on September 19, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Hi, I’m Nola. I have homeschooled my 2E son through to graduation, and am currently employed with a Distributed Learning School in BC Canada. In my role as a Learning Services Consultant, I help the teachers in their understanding and facilitating of individual learning programs for the exceptional students they are working with.

    • Sara on September 19, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      Nola, we here at B&Q hope you find our resources helpful in your role with Distributed Learning School. Thank you for the work you do to support individual learning.

      Sara, with the B&Q Team

  80. Sharon on September 19, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Sharon from Vermont with a 2e girl – we homeschool.

  81. Sarah Touchet on September 19, 2019 at 9:34 am

    I’m a homeschool mom from Newport News Va of two 2e kids. One is 17 and just began college after working through HF Autism and Anxiety, and the 12 yo I’m learning may have OCD, ADD, and slight ODD. They are both very bright and Intelligent, but I am in need of tools for the 12 still at home.

    • Gill on September 19, 2019 at 10:54 am

      Anxiety is a big deal in our house. Tips would be great.

      • Sara on September 19, 2019 at 6:22 pm

        Anxiety is a funny beast!! How does it manifest in your house? Ie: Avoidance, Perseverative thoughts, sleep issues. These are just a few ways that I have seen how anxiety manifests.

        I would say creating a conversation about the anxiety will help to alleviate some symptoms. Normalizing it. We all experience anxiety. It is how we deal with it and normalizing it that can provide relief.

        Good luck!
        Sara, With the B&Q Team

    • Heike Mothershed on September 20, 2019 at 4:32 am

      Hi, we in Stafford Va, considering homeschooling our 2e son (13), where would we start with learning with him, since there is so much resistance to do the work etc. I am looking forward to the other videos. Also looking for tools, some guidance.

  82. Julia on September 19, 2019 at 9:30 am

    I am Julia. I am a parent of two children with unique and challenging social/emotional educational needs and I am also a Special Education teacher.

  83. Cin on September 19, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Hi, I’m a parent of 2e 12 year old boy.

    • Sara on September 19, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      Hello! I am a member of the B&Q Team with a 2E boy. He’s 22 in college and thriving.

      Welcome to SBSS!!

      Sara, with the B&Q Team

  84. Jess Henry on September 19, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Hi- I’m Jess. I am a Gifted educator/parent who hopes to glean some new information and ideas to use at work as well as home.

    • Sara on September 19, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      Welcome!! We at B&Q love educators. If you haven’t, you might consider the IdeaLab as it provides the most resources.

      Sara, With the B&Q Team.

  85. Maureen Danovsky on September 19, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Hi all! I’m Maureen a GT teacher from New Jersey as well as a parent of two twice exceptional grownups! I’m looking forward to learning more from this great team of experts.

  86. Maureen on September 19, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Hi all! I’m a GT teacher from NJ and parent of two 2e kids. I’m so looking forward to learning more from this team of experts!

  87. Arlene Troynousky on September 19, 2019 at 6:43 am

    I’m a learning consultant and social worker. I serve as case manager to many students who are twice gifted. I look forward to learning strategies to support them in the mainstream curriculum.

  88. Maysaa Mneimneh on September 19, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Hi everyone,
    I am Maysaa and i do provide the support needed to learners inside and outside the classroom.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

  89. Siobhan Lamb on September 19, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Hi, thanks for these talks – they are great. I love the short format – so good for adults with ADHD to learn about their kids with ADHD!

    • Sara on September 19, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      You’re welcome!! Keep watching, more fun stuff to come!!

      Sara, with the B&Q Team

  90. Laura Russell on September 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Hi there, I live an hour north or Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I’m the Mom of an almost 11 yr old boy who is gifted and recently diagnosed with ADHD and mild anxiety. Thank you so much for this free resource!

  91. Ellen F on September 18, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    My daughter is fifteen, a sophomore in HS, very high iq, big dysgraphia and difficulty starting and staying on tasks that aren’t gratifying years if shaming and irritation from teachers before she got to her wonderful HS which is specifically for gifted kids. First time the actual content of her work is demanding, which she loves bit it highlights study and productivity skills she hasn’t developed. Stress for her, and I’m hovering less, but stressy for me, too! I have a hard time not feeling ot too much when she’s freaked or upset with herself.

  92. Rachel on September 18, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Mother of a 2e 12 year old boy. Colorado, USA.
    It’s hard enough getting him to go to bed on time. I don’t want to have to fight his teachers to give him a chance, but I guess I have no other choice.

  93. Nichole Barksdale on September 18, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    I’m the Mom to a struggling but smart 12 year old girl. She’s been diagnosed with profound dyslexia, ADD, poor processing speed, and poor memory recall. She’s in a private school for kids with learning differences. She’s happy there, but still having a hard time with her progress. We’re hopeful that she’s going to have her “AHA!” moment in the near future.

  94. Lorraine on September 18, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Hi, I’m a mum from Perth, Western Australia with a 2E boy, with ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia.

  95. Tanya on September 18, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Hi, I’m Tanya, I am listening in from Western Australia. i have a 12 yo son who is 2e.

  96. megan on September 18, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    HI I am a psychologist loking for resources for the 2e kids I test.

    • Welma on September 18, 2019 at 9:07 pm

      I have a 2e 9year old and very smart busy creative 7year old builder… ?

  97. Christine H. S. on September 18, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Hi, I’m a pediatric SLP and mom of a 2e 10 year old with ADHD and mild learning issues in addition to giftedness inlanguage and a 14 y/o smartie with executive function challenges. Still trying to navigate the 2e world!

  98. Marcia on September 18, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Marcia from PA here! I have 2 boys age 11 and 9, both are gifted, the 9-year-old is 2e with inattentive ADD/EF issues. My enlightenment began last year when I listened to your summit! I cried as I heard the experts perfectly describe my son and normalize what we were going through. First time I realized I wasn’t a bad parent and he wasn’t broken. Such a different message we get from public school and our psychologist who was leading us on a path to medication. We have had a break-through year! Everything has changed. So excited to hear the expert lineup this year! Thank you so much for the work you are doing! You are saving lives!

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on September 19, 2019 at 7:34 pm

      Marcia, Thank you so much, you made my day! B&Q kids are complex and it’s easy to feel like you’re a bad parent or your child is broken. That’s a huge reason why I wanted to bring these experts together. Our kids are different, not deficient, as Jonathan Mooney would say! So glad you’re here. xo

  99. Julie D on September 18, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    I’m a mom from Canada just starting on this journey with my two wonderful kids (6&10) one of whom struggles with executives functions.

  100. Robin on September 18, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    I am the parent of a 2e 10 year old. He has ADHD and Tourette Syndrome diagnoses. He is really struggling this year with executive function skills. I work as an instructional assistant with special ed. kids, which seem to be on the opposite end of the same rainbow that 2e kids are on. I am so excited to see so many familiar names on the schedule.

  101. Gretchen on September 18, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Hi! My son is Max and he is amazing, kind, smart and beautiful. We moved to SoCal after his diagnosis of FragileX and Autism and we have found some great providers but school is a challenge. Inclusion times are his best opportunity to learn social skills but argh…it has it’s own challenges. Not that we are not up for challenges, but hoping to get some tips here as we work to create Max’s best life!

  102. Marguerite on September 18, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Hi, I’m Marguerite, British but living in Cambodia, with my two wonderful 2e kids, a 13yr old with ASD and multiple other co-diagnoses, and an 8 yr old with (almost certain) ADHD (not yet formally diagnosed). Both at a lovely supportive faith based mainstream school. I’ve been following bright and quirky summits for 2 yesrs now, and they have transformed my understanding and way of parenting my kids. I am really looking forward to this one, especially having time to reflect and digest between the days.

  103. Heather on September 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Hi all! I’m a secondary language teacher in Canada and the sister of a 2e adult. I’m passionate about gifted and 2e education and look forward to learning more from this lecture series!

  104. Christie on September 18, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Hi, I’m a mom to a bright 13 yr old who struggles with executive functioning and slow processing challenges.

  105. Shayna Meade on September 18, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Thank you so much for providing this information for free! I work with gifted kids who have experienced a lot of trauma, and this will help a lot! I wish I could have had support like this when I was a kid!

    • MK Clark on September 18, 2019 at 4:22 pm

      Hi! I’m mom to an 8-year-old boy who is twice exceptional. We have a supportive school team and are pursuing outside resources to help us create a strengths and needs profile so he can develop into his whole, happy self.

  106. Anna on September 18, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    I am a psychologist with experience in primary and middle school. I’m also a mom of two. I’m interested in Summerhill type of schools and wondering how typical system school fails to fulfill the needs of students who don’t fit in. Thank you for enabling me to join as I wouldn’t be able to pay for such a course now.

    • Margarete on October 21, 2019 at 10:02 am

      I went to Summerhill with my 2e brother and it was a god-send for him but difficult for me. I am wary about the lack of support in these schools but my brother has nothing but fond memories. I on the other hand remember the acute embarrassment when he could barely sign his name at 16, in front of the bank teller. 🙂

  107. Lisa Heisinger on September 18, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    I am the mother of two teens with ADHD, one of which has particular struggles with executive functioning and information processing. He is bright, but learns differently And needs organizational tools and support. I’m really looking forward to learning from this series!

  108. Melissa on September 18, 2019 at 11:53 am

    I’m a speech-language pathologist currently working as a learning specialist in an elementary school. I get to work with students with a wide range of abilities so I’m really looking forward to this series!

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on September 18, 2019 at 1:26 pm

      So glad you’re here, Melissa. Thanks for all you do on behalf of our kiddos!

  109. Jane Dinsmore on September 18, 2019 at 11:45 am

    I’m a tutor whose students have a myriad of problems. I hope to gain some new insights.

  110. Kelly on September 18, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Thank you Bright & Quirky, these talks are really good. Susan Baum is wonderful. I REALLY like the short video formats (15 mins or less), especially since the time that they are available is limited. I am a part-time homeschooling mom of a high-IQ child who also has ADHD & Dysgraphia. I personally did very well in the traditional school setting, never struggled, so all of this is very new & eye-opening to me, and I am trying to educate myself on how to best educate my son.

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on September 18, 2019 at 1:27 pm

      Thanks, Kelly. Glad the shorter format is working for you. Susan Baum is a national treasure!

  111. Sabrina on September 18, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Hello! My name is Sabrina Rizk and I’m the Mom of two bright & quirky pre-teen girls. We recently relocated from California to Texas and I’d like to give a shout out to two great micro-schools that have really helped my eldest 2E daughter: Kinship Academy (formerly Skylar Hadden School) in San Jose, CA, and Great Minds Learning Community in Pflugerville, TX. Since no two kiddos are alike, what works for one, doesn’t always work for the other, so I’m currently trying to find the right educational path for my youngest.

  112. Jill on September 18, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Hi, I’m the mom to a beautiful bright and quirky kiddo whom I homeschool. I’m a figure skating coach with 30 yrs experience teaching all levels, an ESL teacher and a blogger/freelance writer. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to teach and inspire not just my kid, but all kids:)

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on September 18, 2019 at 1:29 pm

      Welcome! Sounds like you are a ‘Jill’ of all trades ; ) Enjoy!

  113. Melissa Vulopas on September 18, 2019 at 11:09 am

    “Magic happens when interest and ability intersect!” Love this! Great series so far…

  114. Marla Silverman on September 18, 2019 at 11:04 am

    I am the grandmother of a wonderful and different 7 year old boy

  115. Kara Rice on September 18, 2019 at 11:02 am

    I am a mom (with ADHD) and two boys that seem to have taken after me. So I am looking for skills to improve my parenting and increase their executive function capabilities.

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on September 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm

      Kara, Week 2 has your name on it. Don’t miss the talks with Roberto Olivardia and the whole week 2 panel! Enjoy!

  116. on September 18, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Hi Debbie,

    Looking forward to this amazing lineup!!

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on September 18, 2019 at 1:31 pm

      Great to see you here, Kim!

  117. Dennis Hostash on September 18, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Looking forward to this series as I am always looking for ways to help my son with his challenges. The videos of Bridges Academy’s program are awesome and have been extremely insightful to us.

  118. Renee Klee on September 18, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Excited to learn and better help my child with ADHD

  119. Meagan on September 18, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Thank you so much for making this series free! I am a parent of one 8 year old 2e boy. Having recently begun implementing the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model of care, when I saw that Dr. Ross Green was going to be one of your speakers, I signed up right away. Looking forward to becoming familiar with the other speakers as well. I enjoyed Jonathan Mooney’s talk, but when I clicked the “back” arrow now I cannot watch any of the other talks, Week 1 doesn’t appear anymore as an option : (
    Thank you again!

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on September 18, 2019 at 1:34 pm

      Hi Meagan! Dr. Greene will be talking in Week 4, together with Dr. Mona Delahooke! We had some tech glitches this morning that should be all smoothed out now. If you have any questions, please contact

  120. CAROL ROSENTHAL on September 18, 2019 at 10:53 am

    I am a retired educator who taught gifted students for 31 years. I am also Grandma to a 2e 5 1/2 year old!

  121. Renee Klee on September 18, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Excited to be here and learn.

  122. Renee Klee on September 18, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I’m a parent. Excited to learn

  123. Lisa Wang on September 18, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Mom of a 2e kid, looking for some learned advice to help my kid realize his potential and grow into a strong, healthy and wise man of good character.

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on September 18, 2019 at 1:35 pm

      Well said, Lisa. Here, here!

  124. Karen on September 18, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Parent here from Honolulu!

  125. Tye on September 18, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Delighted to be here!

  126. Molly Coble on September 18, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Hello all! I’ve been looking forward to soaking in all this information and hopefully helping my daughter stay on track. My daughter is 10 gifted and has ADHD and a rigid cognitive style. I’m so glad these amazing learners have this group. Thanks in advance.

  127. Kristin on September 18, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Hello! I am a parent of a few b&q children as well as the medical director and nutrition expert at an educational center that teaches parents how to optimize their childrens’ brains through nutrition and a brain-stimulating approach that jumpstarts neuroplasticity and rewires brains. The end result? Kids are not so quirky but just as bright, and better able to aim their power in the world. I am looking forward to learning with you all through this series.

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on September 18, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Kristen, Please contact us at with more details about your work. We will be covering nutrition in the near future. Thanks!

  128. Dennis Hostash on September 18, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Hello from upstate New York

  129. Anna on September 18, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Hello, looking forward to learning more about this topic.

  130. Heidi on September 18, 2019 at 10:38 am

    So excited for this series, can’t wait to start viewing all of the wonderful speakers you have lined up!

  131. Tina Jackson on September 18, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Hi, I am a mother of four from Colorado, and think a couple of my kids may be 2e. Just looking for ways to support them in middle/high school and in life in general.

  132. Neva on September 18, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Hi, I’m Neva. I’m a parent of two gifted children (DS8 & DS6), one or both of which may be 2e (undiagnosed). The elder has son anxiety and ADHD tendencies, and the other has Aspergers-like tendencies. I’m always looking to gather information on how to help them thrive! Thanks!

  133. Kelley D. on September 18, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Hi all!! I am the mother to a spunky, bright and quirky 2E little 8 year old girl in Nova Scotia, Canada. I have been following so many speakers through the series that Debbie has done and appreciate all the insight everyone has in so many aspects of life. It has all helped me to be a stronger, smarter and more effective advocate for my 2E daughter and my neurotypical child as well. Thanks so much for continuing to hold such informative sessions.

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on September 18, 2019 at 1:42 pm

      Kelley! Music to my ears. So glad to have you here!

  134. Linda Barnes on September 18, 2019 at 10:31 am

    I’m a grandparent of a 2e 7 year old who is exceptionally gifted and has autism

  135. Tiffanie Becher on September 18, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Good Morning All!
    My Name is Tiffanie Becher, I am a gifted and talented Specialist for a school district here in Norther Colorado as well as a parent of a gifted student. I am so looking forward to learning and exploring with you all.

  136. SK on September 18, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Good morning, Joining for today

  137. Jenna Aiken-Ritzmann on September 18, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Looking forward to learning more. I’m a mom of 2 2e kids. One Daughter is ADD & Gifted, the other daughter is Dyslexic and gifted.

  138. Chris on September 18, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Chris from Cleveland!

  139. Lindsay on September 18, 2019 at 10:27 am

    My name is Lindsay. I’m a former teacher and a mother of three kids. My oldest son is a twice exceptional fifth grader with dyspraxia, anxiety and sensory processing. As a former teacher, my education didn’t provide me enough training on these kids and my son has been a crash course. I’m looking forward to learning more.

  140. Chantal Phillips on September 18, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Thanks for hosting something free and high quality. I am a keen supporter of Collaborative and Proactive Solutions for kids that struggle with behavioral challenges.

  141. Caroline on September 18, 2019 at 10:24 am

    I am the parent of two children, one of whom is twice exceptional. My husband and I have long actively provided advocacy and support for him. This has included researching best practices, studying emerging educational approaches, finding appropriate assistive technology, and seeking experts to support him and us. He now is enrolled in a school for twice exceptional students and is thriving. Recently, I became certified as a SENG MPG facilitator. I continue to look to our community for guidance and direction while sharing with others, as well.

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on September 18, 2019 at 1:47 pm

      Caroline, Thanks for sharing your success story! I’m sure you’re a wealth of information. Glad you’re here! If you have any favorite speakers/authors you haven’t seen here, please email any recommendations to

  142. Danielle Barker on September 18, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Hello! This is my first time to participate in anything that Bright and Quirky has to offer. My 10-year old daughter and I both fit nicely into this category. My husband and I are currently starting the process to get her evaluated for the enriched learning (gifted) program at her elementary school.

  143. VB on September 18, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Good morning. Joining in from NYC. I am a parent of a wonderful 2E child on the spectrum and ADHD.

  144. Mary Vostrejs on September 18, 2019 at 10:20 am

    My name is Mary Vostrejs, and I have been in education, in some fashion for over 20 years. This year, I am privileged to be teaching only gifted pull out classes, kindergarten through 5th grades! I am interested in getting some tips on how to best communicate with my students, and maintain proper expectations, without sending them over the top. I am a mother of 4 very unique adult children, with 8 grandchildren. Although not tested and confirmed, I am sure 2 of my grandsons fit the gifted learner profile, and one of them in diagnosed with ADHD, adding to his uniqueness. Thank you for this opportunity to speak with and learn from other educators and parents.

  145. Carisa on September 18, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Good afternoon, i am jist starting this journey with my son & looking forward to learning some insight on how to help him.

    • Laura Miles on September 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

      I am a the grandmother of a very intelligent five-year old who is very high functioning on the Autism spectrum. He is not only smart but he has a wonderful sense of humor and a love for art and drawing!

  146. Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on September 18, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Good morning and welcome to the series! So happy that you’re here! Please take a moment to introduce yourselves!

    • Daniel Hartford on September 18, 2019 at 10:35 am

      My name is Daniel and I work as a school psychologist.

  147. Paul Mellor on September 18, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Thank you in advance, Paul – parent to a 2e boy, based in South Africa

  148. Chris on September 18, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Looking forward to listening

  149. Maddy Werier on September 18, 2019 at 10:12 am

    I’m parent to two kiddos on the autism spectrum. One has a diagnosed learning disability and also selective giftedness and a high IQ. She struggles with anxiety, perfectionism, and self-confidence. The other is very academically talented but has difficulty with focus, compliance, day to day living, and emotional regulation.

  150. Michael A Smith on September 18, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Looking forward to learning new strategies to help my students.

  151. Carmen on September 18, 2019 at 10:11 am

    My name is Carmen, I’m from Southern California and I’ a parent and Bilingual Assistant at a school district.

  152. Kat on September 18, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I’m a parent, from Goleta California.

    • Bonnie on September 18, 2019 at 3:44 pm

      I’m a guardian for my nephew.

  153. Julie Marie on September 18, 2019 at 10:09 am

    I’m a mom to s bright and quirky kiddo.

  154. Wanda B. Bouchard, MA, LPC, Ncc on September 18, 2019 at 10:07 am


    I am a licensed professional counselor in Boise, Idaho with a private practice that almost exclusively serves the needs of gifted individuals of all ages.

    I am excited to be taking part in this series! Thank you for the effort you’ve put forth in providing this opportunity!


  155. Julie Marie on September 18, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Hi! I’m a mom to a bright and quirky kiddo.

    • Silvana on September 19, 2019 at 3:59 pm

      Helo, Silvana from Seattle. I’m parent of a wonderful 12 year old highly capable girl.

  156. Tonda on September 18, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Parent – Texas

  157. Liz Parsons on September 18, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Hi, I’m Liz! My 4 year old son is highly gifted and I’m the director of an after school program for children in grades 3-5.

    • Elisa on October 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm

      Hi I’m Elisa. I’m a preschool teacher and I want to learn everything I can to help my children. I want to be my best for them, to understand them and be prepared to help them do their best

      • Tiana on October 21, 2019 at 7:08 am

        This was my 2nd summit and the information is fabulous! After the 1st summit, I felt like I was ready to tackle advocating with the school. After the 2nd summit, I have some concrete suggestions. Bravo! And thank you thank you thank you!!!!!
        I’m still struggling with what I’m fighting for my dyslexic 11 year old who’s cognitive ability is in the 99%ile. Should I be advocating for interventions or should I be advocating for accommodations? I’ve spent 4 years fighting for the intervention and obviously I have failed getting anything for him. But my son is becoming an amazing self scientist!

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