Bright & Quirky Child Summit

Help bright kids thrive, even with learning, social and/or emotional challenges

Session 4: Help Bright & Quirky Kids Become Who They Were Meant To Be

Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD

Listen as Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman shares his formula for what he sees as the ideal ratio to meet children's strength development vs. remediation needs, and how to encourage our children to take risks and find their pathway to become fully who they are. There are a number of routes to becoming fully human. That is Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman's take on the path to self-actualization in his new book Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization. Dr. Scott discusses his new integrated model of whole self development including self-acceptance, self-esteem, health, and growth - all applying deeply to our twice exceptional tribe with which he proudly identifies. He tells his personal story of self-emancipation from special-ed to honors classes in 9th grade, and shares how important it is to help kids decouple how they do in school with their basic sense of self worth.

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  1. Megan on March 18, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Love this, and all of the talks…thank you!!

  2. Gloria Gallardo-Walker on March 17, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Thanks so much Scott for being you and for opening us up to understanding and just letting each person’s journey be theirs and different. We shouldn’t be valued or think of ourselves as worthy depending upon outside sources like grades, but on an individual journey to becoming more integrated as humans.

  3. Siv on March 17, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    So inspiring, Scott 🙂 Deeply engaging and gives med hope 🙂

  4. kate Bailey on March 17, 2020 at 8:24 am

    I learn so so much from adults who have walked the journey with neurodiversity.
    As a therapist who encourages parents to embrace their child’s “fully human-ness”, I feel encouraged and affirmed that this is the way to go!
    What a gift to us all, thank you Scott.

  5. Sandi on March 16, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Love Scott’s enthusiasm and passion- lost me in some parts about self actualisation but will listen again. I recommend his podcast too!

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