Solutions for Smart but Struggling Students

Session 2: How I Emerged from a Dark 2e Journey by Building my Toolbox

Daniel Zuker
Running time: 28:45

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  1. Jessica on October 10, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    My son is just 6 years old. He is already anxious about what he doesn’t know and thinks he needs to know it all. This causes him to avoid the work, to freeze and hide, because instead of learning with the rest of his class, he is upset he doesn’t already know.

    • Katy on October 10, 2019 at 3:26 pm

      My son is the same way, starting around 4-5. It took me a while to even learn about 2E and then starting to be able to understand where he’s coming from. We are now seeing CBT therapist to help with his anxiety, and starting to build tools so he can learn to use them when necessary. It’s a very slow process though

  2. Angela on October 9, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    My nine year old has been building his toolbox for just over a year. Thank you so much for sharing what’s in yours and how and why you build it. It is very helpful and inspiring.

  3. Shelley on October 9, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Daniel, You have given me hope. Thank you.

    • Lauren on October 10, 2019 at 10:44 am

      We are HUGELY grateful for Daniel’s willingness to talk about his journey. He is an extraordinary young man who models how self-awareness and hard work (building a tool box) combine to meet the moment. I loved how he kept it so real!
      -Lauren with the Bright & Quirky Team

  4. Kathy Linn on October 9, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Daniel, thank you for this! Your openness was so helpful. Next time I see my little grandson, I think we will start discussing his toolbox! He will love knowing he has one!

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