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A highly interactive 8-week program that helps you understand & support your bright, strong-willed kid so you feel more confident in your parenting journey

Support your Intense gifted/2e kid

Do you want to feel more confident raising your intense gifted or twice-exceptional kid?

Perhaps this resonates with you...

  • You know your kid or teen is awesome.  They’re smart, funny, creative, and caring.  But they also have big, intense feelings that overwhelm them.


  • Your kid seems more passionate than their peers - they’re the one storms out of the room when corrected or bursts into tears when something doesn’t go their way.


  • Your kid loves to learn, but they hate the feeling of not knowing something.  If learning feels too hard or they make a mistake, they may cry, rip up their work, or need a break from the activity.


  • Your kid is hard on themselves - really hard.  Even though they’re bright and talented, they call themselves stupid, say they’re the worst in the world, say they hate themselves, or wonder why they’re so different from their peers.


  • Once your kid is having a big feeling, it’s hard to help them out of it.  You’ve tried reassuring them, reasoning with them, talking them through it, being understanding - nothing seems to help.


  • You’re worried your child’s perfectionism will erode their love of learning and that their big feelings will drive away friends.


  • You’ve read a lot of parenting books and tried to implement the strategies, but your kid seems to run on a different operating system -  nothing you’ve tried has been quite right.


  • Sometimes you worry you’re too lenient with your child and they’ll never learn to function in the “real world.”  But other times you worry you’re too strict or that your child is developing some shame about their big feelings.

You're ready for a new approach...

  • You want to feel more confident and connected even when your kid is overwhelmed or you're at odds.

  • You’re craving clear principles and practical strategies to guide you during tough moments.

  • You've maxed out general parenting advice and want ideas from someone who understands emotionally intense gifted and twice-exceptional kids like yours.​​​

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This program will help you...

  • Understand giftedness, twice-exceptionality, and the sources of your child's intensity so you know what your child needs to thrive

  • Stay more calm and collected when your child is having big feelings

  • Nurture your child’s talents and personal strengths

  • Support your child's challenges so they feel less overwhelmed during day-to-day life

  • Bolster your child’s resilience over the long term

  • Build a strategy list & support system tailored to your family's needs

  • Tap into your strengths as a parent, even when things are tense

Learn more below...

What's included

What's Included

Support Your Intense Gifted/2e Kid

is an 8-week group coaching program designed to build your confidence.


The program includes:

✅ 8 weekly live (and recorded) Learning Lab meetings with Danika (90 minutes)

✅  8 weekly live (and recorded) Office Hours meetings for Q&A with Danika (60 minutes)

✅  Online asynchronous coaching from Danika between meetings

✅  Two 45-minute private coaching calls with Danika (60 minutes)

✅  Guided reflection prompts and curated resources to help you apply strategies to your specific kid

✅  A private online community with your small group of Learning Lab cohort-mates

✅  6 months of access to recordings of live meetings

✅  A copy of all slides and reflection prompts to keep forever

Read below to learn more about how the program works.

Weekly live (and recorded) Learning Lab meetings
Learn principles and strategies to understand and support intense gifted/2e kids, then make a plan to apply them at home

Overview: I share in-depth information about the week's topic, then help you apply the ideas and strategies to your specific situation. You also feel less alone as you hear from other parents and share ideas.

90 minutes each

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Detailed description of the live weekly Learning Lab meetings:

Each live, interactive Learning Lab meeting is 90 minutes long.  I’ll introduce new information about intense gifted/2e kids plus guiding principles and strategies to support your child and your parenting. 

You'll "do the work" during our lab meetings, so you know you're getting the most out of the program. 


You’ll collect helpful ideas and respond to carefully crafted prompts that will help you adapt ideas to your unique child and family.  You'll make a plan to try out new strategies.  During each lab meeting we'll have time for Q&A and small-group coaching so you can feel confident trying the strategies at home.

  • Learn about giftedness and twice-exceptionality so you understand what your kid needs to thrive.

  • Learn new strategies that are grounded in research and lived experience - and which have helped other gifted/2e kids and their families.

  • Personalize and adapt ideas to your unique family situation through guided activities, live Q&A, and interactive small-group coaching.  

  • Get support directly from Danika - I'll answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you adapt strategies as needed.

  • Connect with other parents who are also passionate about supporting their own smart, sensitive kids.

Weekly live (and recorded) Office Hours meetings
Get answers to your questions & connect with other families who get it

Overview: This hour is devoted to participants' questions. Any question about parenting your kid is welcome.  This is also a time to grapple with big ideas about parenting and neurodiversity - in a supportive space.

60 minutes each

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Detailed description of the live Office Hours meetings:

Each live, interactive Office Hours meeting is 60 minutes long.  During Office Hours, I answer questions and we discuss your questions as a group. 


During the office hours, you get help applying the ideas from our Learning Lab meetings to your specific child and unique situation in all their complexity.


You and your lab mates share what it was like to try the ideas from the Learning Lab meeting.  You get my help with questions or problems that arose.  You can also ask any other questions on your mind about how to support your intense gifted/2e kid.

  • Continue to personalize and adapt ideas to your unique family situation with my support.

  • Get support directly from Danika - I'll answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you adapt strategies as needed.  You can ask any questions on your mind about your intense gifted/2e kid(s).

  • Connect with other parents to share strategies, frustrations, challenges, and successes.

  • Explore both practical questions and bigger philosophical questions about parenting and neurodiversity - some of the most meaningful, transformative conversations of the program happen during office hours.

Apply & observe between meetings
Try your new strategies to see what works best for your specific kid(s)

Overview: Between meetings, you’ll apply what you’ve learned and see what works best for you and your family.  You'll get support in the private network and private coaching calls (see below).

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Detailed description of application & observation between meetings:

Parenting is complex and each kid and family are different.  The Learning Lab process is all about learning new ideas, adapting ideas to your unique situation, trying new approaches at home, observing results, & adjusting as needed until you find what works for you and your child.

  • Put your plan into action - use the plan you made during the Learning Lab meeting to try out new principles and strategies at home.

  • Observe & reflect to see what works for your kid, your parenting style, and your current situation.

  • Share your questions in the private network or private coaching calls (see below) to get help applying strategies and adjusting as needed.

  • Repeat this process to find what works for you and your family.

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Private online network

Overview: Ask me coaching questions any time in Mighty Networks, a private online community.  In the network you can also connect with other parents in your cohort and access recordings and resources to get the most out of the program.

Ask questions between meetings, access recordings & resources, and connect with other parents in your cohort

Detailed description of the private online network:

In this private online group network, you can post questions for me at any time, and I'll post videos answering questions at least twice per week.  You'll have the option to ask your questions anonymously - I'll reply with a video to the whole group.  In this private online space, you can also share challenges, successes, and questions with your fellow labmates.  

Participants find the online network helpful because you can post a question or an observation at any time during the program.  If you try a new strategy and it doesn't work the way you hoped, you can post a question to get support and hear my suggestions or perspective.  If you have an "ah ha!" moment when you connect something from our program to your experience parenting your child, you can share your observations in the network right away, to solidify your new insight and share your realization with others who get it.

The online network also houses all the resources associated with Support Your Intense Gifted/2e Kid - recordings of our live meetings, copies of my slides, and a curated list of resources to learn more about the topics that are most relevant for you and your kid.

  • Continue to personalize and adapt ideas to your unique family situation with my support. 

  • Get support directly from me - I'll answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you adapt strategies as needed.  You can ask any questions on your mind about your intense gifted/2e kid(s).

  • Connect with other parents to share strategies, observations, challenges, and successes.

  • Access recordings of our meetings, worksheets, slides, and additional resources.

Detailed description of private coaching calls:

Each family can schedule two 45-minute private coaching calls before and during the program.  During these calls, I can help you apply strategies to your unique family situation and we can talk about your most important questions in more depth.

  • Apply the program's ideas to your specific kid and family by discussing your situation in more detail during these private coaching calls.

  • Get more support directly from me, your parenting coach - I'll answer your questions and help you adapt strategies or problem-solve as needed.

Private coaching calls

Overview: Two 45-minute calls per family so you can go more in-depth about your most pressing questions or talk privately about certain topics.

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Get 1:1 support from Danika, focused on your most pressing questions

By the end of 8 weeks, you’ll have:

  • A new framework to understand & support your intense gifted/2e kid

  • A list of guiding principles & strategies to help you problem-solve any tricky parenting situation - plus lots of experience actually applying and adjusting these ideas in real life

  • A developing sense of which strategies work best for your family, in what situations, and with what adaptations

  • A plan to support your child and yourself in the year ahead

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Weekly themes

Weekly Themes

Here's a summary of what we'll do each week

Week 1: Understand Gifted & Twice-Exceptional Intensity

You’ll learn a clear, simple framework to understand the sources of your child's intensity, and how their intensity relates to their giftedness or twice-exceptionality. You can see a small sample of the information from Week 1 here. We’ll also talk about commonly-missed indicators of twice-exceptionality and how to know when additional assessment might help you understand the source of your child’s intensity.

If you’re still not sure  why your gifted or twice-exceptional kid can be so intense , this is the week when you finally get a clearer picture.

Week 2: Respond to Big Emotions & Intense Moments

You’ll learn the VIEW framework, a 3-step process you can use when your bright kid has big feelings or an intense moment. This process can reduce power struggles and help you stay calmer during intense moments.

The strategies you learn this week are some of the biggest keys to a calmer family life, so you can start putting them to work right away. You’ll get help applying this strategy to your child’s big feelings and intense behaviors.

A lot of parents wonder how they can  validate and support their child’s intense feelings  when their kid breaks a rule or acts aggressively - we’ll talk about that!

Week 3: Incorporate Autonomy & Interests

Intense gifted/2e kids often crave autonomy more than most kids. We'll talk about how you can promote autonomy during daily routines and in the language you use. Surprisingly, giving intense kids more control can help them feel safe and thereby lead to a calmer home life.

Gifted/2e kids also truly love their interests and passions. They thrive when they’re engaged in one of their interests, but big feelings and disruptive behaviors often distract from kids’ passions. You’ll explore some creative, new ways to expand and leverage your child’s interests - because incorporating their interests can reduce meltdowns and improve mood, relationships, and behavior.

Week 4: Support Challenges by Embracing Neurodiversity

Many intense gifted and twice-exceptional kids need additional supports and accommodations to set them up for success and reduce their emotional overwhelm. But, many parents don’t know where to start or which supports are reasonable.

We’ll discuss concrete strategies to support your child’s challenges with an approach that affirms neurodiversity and helps your child develop a realistic, positive identity. These strategies will help you meet your kid where they're at to avoid many difficulties, meltdowns, and power struggles in the first place.

Week 5: Craft Better-Fit Learning

Typical school practices often aren’t a great fit for bright, strong-willed kids. That’s one reason parents of gifted and twice-exceptional kids often have to communicate and advocate more often with school than the average parent.

This week, you’ll learn common educational “fit” problems for gifted students and some potential solutions, such as acceleration, assistive technology, 504 and IEP plans, and collaboration with school. I’ll tailor the specific content to each group’s questions, with extra time for Q&A.

I’ll adapt the strategies for this week based on whether participants’ kids are in public, charter, private, homeschooling, or other educational settings.

Week 6: Build a Social Support System

Many intense gifted kids struggle to find "their people" or seem out of place in typical social situations.  At the same time, many parents of gifted kids feel alone in their parenting journey, without a social support system that understands them and their child.  This week, you’ll explore new ways to support your child's positive social relationships and build a social support system for the whole family.  

Week 7: Encourage Resilience

If your child gets overwhelmed by setbacks and disappointments, you’re not alone! This week you’ll learn tips and strategies to support your child’s engagement and resilience. These strategies are based on motivation research and give you specific things to say during moments of frustration and low resilience. We’ll review common de-motivating messages to avoid and more motivating messages to use instead. These approaches can help reduce perfectionism over time.

Kids and teens are also more resilient when they understand themselves and what they need to thrive. If you’re not sure how to talk with your kid about being gifted or 2e, you’ll get help crafting affirmative, clear descriptions that resonate with your child.

Week 8: Reflect & Plan

You’ll reflect on your learning lab experience and identify your key take-aways. You’ll identify your biggest wins and favorite new strategies. Then I’ll lead you through a process to set goals for the coming year for your child and yourself - in a way that works with your child's brain and supports their positive sense of self.


I'll help you craft a clear, actionable plan to pursue your goals while caring for yourself and your child along the way.

Meet your coach

Meet your coach

Hi, I’m Danika! I help parents understand and nurture their gifted and twice-exceptional kids.

Since I began teaching at age 25, I’ve sought out intense and sensitive gifted/2e kids in every iteration of my career - as a teacher, therapist, assessment provider, school consultant, and now a parent coach.  I've conducted award-winning research on twice-exceptionality and I'm constantly learning new information and perspectives to understand and support gifted/2e kids and families.


I love these kids' fierce integrity, creative thinking, and willingness to say what’s on their mind. I also love working with these kids’ parents, who often delight in their children and work double-time to support them despite the lack of tailored resources and relevant supports.

As a former gifted kid raising an intense gifted preschooler, I understand the issues from the inside out and have an intuitive grasp of families’ experiences.

I know how difficult it can be raising (or being!) an intense or sensitive gifted/2e person - because most places in the world aren't designed for your needs, interests, preferences, or natural way of doing things.  Yet I believe all kids can thrive when there's a good fit between their characteristics and their environment. 

I created The Gifted Learning Lab and Support Your Intense Gifted/2e Kid so more parents of gifted/2e kids get the information and support they deserve - so they can feel confident raising their kid and know they're helping their family thrive.

Parent Testimonials

Participants describe how this coaching experience 

improved their confidence:

In the past it was hard to set consistent limits with my son because he often pushed back.  I had to prepare for a 45-minute meltdown if I stuck to my limits.  It felt like his intensity could change the family mood, and he sometimes lashed out and hit us or his sibling. 


During the coaching program, I learned ways I could value my son’s autonomy while maintaining my own boundaries.  When I gave him more autonomy, he stopped pushing back as much.  In the group, it was helpful to share struggles and hear that other parents with gifted kids experience the same struggles we do. It’s hard to parent an intense gifted kid but this experience normalized the difficulty for me.


Now I feel less shame and guilt over parenting because I’ve realized we are already doing so much.


Before this program, I wanted to work more effectively with my children but I felt like I was missing key information about how to understand them. Now I feel empowered to do what works for my kids and to not do what doesn’t work! I’m embracing their neurodivergence and am able to meet my kids where they are with confidence.


I really appreciated the opportunity to get feedback from Danika between meetings. It made a huge difference for me to be able to ask clarifying questions as I was applying the ideas to my own parenting. The private coaching call was also super helpful to continue to personalize the skills and training from the group coaching sessions.


I use my skills learned in the coaching program every day! Now, with my kids, I can acknowledge all of our bravery in moving towards wholeness together.

Before this program, it was hard to deal with my son’s day-to-day intensity challenges, and I wasn’t sure how to help him with friendship challenges at school. I also wondered how we could best support him as a gifted learner. 


It was so helpful to learn specific strategies that are easy to remember in the heat of the moment (like "VIEW").  It was also helpful to learn how many of our challenges are shared by other families. 


It was invaluable to have a thoughtful and knowledgeable person (Danika ;-)) to get ideas for specific situations.  It's one thing to read or learn a theory about what will help - it's another thing entirely to have professional guidance applying the theory to specific challenges. I found the most value in the program from these weekly discussions and collaborative problem solving. I also appreciated the sense that we were "doing the work" during the lab meetings - this helped me feel certain we are doing enough and on the right path as parents.

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- Mom of a gifted 5-year-old and 12-year-old

 - Dad of a 2e 5-year-old

 - Mom of a gifted 5-year-old

We came to this program right after our child's neuropsychological assessment because we knew we needed more information and we knew our child needed something different.  The approach we learned in this program has been that something different!


Now I know how to be more of the mom my child needs and that feels empowering for me and comforting for her. I have been using the VIEW approach and it has been very helpful. I feel calmer, and she deescalates more quickly or never escalates to begin with. Her experience has been seen and heard.  


Having come fresh from an assessment, we didn’t yet have accommodations in place at our child’s school. Between Danika's suggestions and those of other parents in the group, we felt prepared when we attended our first school meeting. We were able to put accommodations in place that help our child at school and also decrease some of her intensity at home. She is getting more of what she needs during the day.


Being part of the program has been such a helpful and affirming experience. I’m so glad we didn’t wait to take the course. I feel like it saved us months of flailing, searching, and experimentation! 

- Mom of a 2e 8-year-old

I joined this program looking for strategies for middle grade kids because I have a preteen.  I learned emotional communication strategies when my kid was a toddler and these were immensely helpful, but she still struggled with extreme emotions that got more intense coupled with middle school, hormones, and added complexities.  I'm an empath, so all her big emotions settled into me on top of my feelings of guilt and worry as her mother.


This program led to a huge mindset shift for me.  Before this program, I had my own ideas about how to build my daughter’s confidence.  And this is an exaggeration - but they mostly focused on giving her coping strategies to live with and blend in with neurotypical people.  And after the program, I see the situation more like - no, you don't have to do that.  You can own everything about yourself, have these tools, and make life work for YOU.  


My confidence has improved as a parent thanks to this program.  Now I feel more confident helping my kid understand that her difference/neurodiversity is real, is beautiful, and is a strength, not a hindrance.

- Robynn, mom of a 2e 11-year-old

When we started the coaching program, my kid was having a lot of trouble regulating his emotions and was sometimes physically aggressive. We also felt overwhelmed coordinating his various therapists while looking for a new school.


I often felt wiped out and guilty because I couldn’t manage both of my kids at the same time and I didn’t know how to support my kid during meltdowns.  


The first week of the program, I felt like I finally got a foundation to understand 2e kids like mine. I’ve read and listened to so many other resources, but Danika did the best job of explaining twice-exceptionality I’ve ever seen.  Now I understand why certain things are challenging for my 2e kid.


It’s been helpful to hear Danika say that conventional wisdom often doesn’t apply to 2e kids. It’s been a huge weight off my shoulders to hear that it’s okay to break traditional parenting rules. Danika’s encouragement to be flexible and provide autonomy has also been helpful. The other professionals on my kid’s team have always stressed “routines, routines, routines,” but my kid actually thrives better with flexibility and autonomy.  For example, I’ve put less pressure on him to try new foods and that’s decreased the stress at home.  


Thanks to this program, I don’t feel like I’m in the dark anymore.

- Mom of a 2e 7-year-old

Parent testimonials

This program is for you if...

  • You think your kid is awesome - a truly creative, fun, and likable person - but you're at a loss about how to support their intense feelings or behaviors.

  • ​You want to feel more confident and less stressed parenting your smart, strong-willed kid.

  • ​You want to work WITH your kid's brain and you're ready to try new parenting approaches to find a good fit.

  • You want to learn and make brave changes alongside other thoughtful parents who understand the joys and challenges of a bright, passionate kid.

This learning lab is NOT for you if...

  • You don’t have the bandwidth to try new parenting techniques right now - during this program, you'll try new strategies at home and get my help problem-solving and adapting your approach as needed.

  • You want to reign in your child’s big feelings and behaviors without changing your perspective and approach as a parent.

  • You’re not very confident your child is gifted - if that’s the case, the examples in this program won’t be a great fit.

Schedule & cost

Program details for the Winter 2024 cohort


The Winter 2024 cohort starts on Tuesday January 23rd and ends on Friday March 15th. The program is 8 weeks long, and there are two live meetings per week.

Learning Lab meetings are on Tuesdays 1pm-2:30pm EST / 10am-11:30am PST.  During the Tuesday Learning Lab meetings, I'll teach the program content and answer questions.

Office Hour meetings are on Fridays 1pm-2pm EST / 10am-11am PST.  The Friday Office Hours are devoted to your questions and topics on your mind - you're welcome to ask any question you have about parenting your kid!


The early bird registration price is $2125 or $425/month for 5 months.  Early bird registration is open through December 31st.  Once early bird registration ends, the cost of the program will increase to $2325.

The registration fee covers two adults per household.

There are two reduced fee spots available for parents who are BIPOC, neurodivergent, disabled, LGBTQ+, single parents, or who have financial need.  Recipients will be selected by random draw on December 15th.  You can see the details and apply for reduced-fee spots here.


Value - What's Included

To recap - the program is 8 weeks long and includes:

  • 8 live Learning Lab meetings (90 minutes)

  • 8 live Office Hour meetings (60 minutes)

  • 1 private coaching call 

  • Asynchronous coaching in Mighty Networks - you can post your questions any time during the program and I'll reply with a coaching video 1-2 times per week

  • Private online community with your cohort (up to 15 families), moderated by me

  • 6 months of access to recordings

  • Lifetime access to handouts, slides, and resources

Click here to review more details about what's included and how the program works.

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Waitlist / registration


Interested in Support Your Intense Gifted/2e Kid?

Get on the waitlist to be the first to know when registration opens.

Make sure you check your email to confirm your spot.

Have more questions about the group coaching program and whether it's a good fit for you? 

See the Frequently Asked Questions below.  If your questions aren't addressed below, you can schedule a brief chat with me to discuss your questions. 

If you prefer to email your questions, you can reach me at


Frequently Asked Questions 

Is this program appropriate if I have a young child or a teen?

This program is designed for parents of intense gifted kids ages 2-18.  The key principles you’ll learn are relevant throughout the lifespan - so if you’re a grown-up gifted kid, you may even use some of them to support yourself.  Based on my experience helping families with kids of many ages plus my background in child development, I’ll give examples about how to adapt the strategies for different ages.  You can continue to use the strategies for years to come.  

Does my child or teen need to be officially identified as gifted for me to participate in the coaching program?

Your child does not have to be officially identified as gifted, as long as you strongly suspect your child is cognitively gifted or advanced.  

If you have any questions about whether the learning lab is a good fit, please contact me directly at to set up a time to chat.

I’ve already read a lot of books and articles and listened to a lot of podcasts about gifted kids, intense kids, or parenting.  What’s different about this program?

There is an overwhelming amount of information about giftedness, intensity, and parenting on the internet, in parenting books, and on podcasts.  You could spend hours reading or listening (which perhaps you already have!) yet still not get clear answers to your most pressing questions, like how to help your child with their big feelings or what expectations are appropriate.  


During our group coaching meetings, I’ll guide you through an organized process to understand your child better, craft a plan for your family, and reflect on what works and what doesn’t.  I’ve used my background in giftedness, twice-exceptionality, education, parenting, and motivation to distill tons of information into a manageable set of guiding principles and strategies.  


The step-by-step learning lab process helps you approach your parenting in an organized way that can feel calming and grounding after months or years of stressful research alone.


A second critical part of the group coaching experience is the opportunity to adapt ideas and strategies to your specific parenting situation and your unique child.  One of the most frustrating parts about learning parenting ideas from the internet, books, or podcasts is that it's not always clear how to use the ideas in your life, or how to adapt them so they'll work.  During group coaching and live Q&A sessions, you'll get help applying the program's content to your actual parenting situations and questions. 

Is this program therapy?

No, this group coaching program is not therapy and is not a substitute for therapy or a professional relationship with a licensed mental health professional.  During group coaching lab meetings, you'll reflect privately on your own experiences, strengths, and challenges - but we won't spend time exploring any participant's personal psychology in depth with the group or with me.

If you or your child are already participating in therapy services, this group coaching program can be a great complement to your personal therapy work because it will give you a gifted-specific framework to understand your child and improve your family dynamics. 

If at any point during the group coaching program you realize that your own or your child's anxiety, sadness, history of trauma and stress, or other mental health challenges are affecting your ability to use the new information and strategies you're learning, I'd encourage you to seek out therapy services to get additional personalized support.

What if I have some issues with the terms “gifted” or "twice-exceptional"?

You don’t have to be completely comfortable with the labels “gifted” or “twice-exceptional” to benefit from this program, as long as you see your child as bright or as intellectually/academically advanced.  During this program, you’ll get a chance to understand giftedness in a new way and learn more about what giftedness means for your child.


The term “gifted” has a complicated and problematic history.  Historically, IQ testing and gifted programs have been used to support eugenics, racial stereotypes, and inequities.  Yet some children from all races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic situations are unusually bright and advanced.


My view of giftedness is this: giftedness isn’t about being better, it’s about being different.  And I believe it’s important to acknowledge when a child is bright or gifted because we have to understand a child accurately to support them well.  For gifted kids, knowing they’re gifted helps us make a better fit between their environments and their unique characteristics.  


If you don’t believe that gifted or high-ability children sometimes think and process the world differently than typically developing children, this program probably won’t be a good match.

What if I have some issues with the word “intense”?

If the descriptions at the top of this page resonate with you, this program will probably be a good fit even if you don't love the word "intense" or if you prefer other words to describe your kid - like passionate, energetic, sensitive, assertive, independent, strong-willed, or curious.  


I chose the word "intense" because it resonates with many parents whose gifted kids feel deeply, think deeply, and notice things that others don't. 


In this program, we'll look at "intensity" in a new way that highlight your child's strengths and helps you identify successful strategies to support them.

I think "intense" can be a useful shorthand, but it doesn't capture all the nuance and individuality of a child's strong feelings, thoughts, or behaviors.  In fact, I wrote a brief article about the word "intense" - how it can be validating or invalidating, depending on how it's used.  I also list some other ways to describe apparent "intensity."  Check it out here if you're interested.

My intense gifted child is autistic, has ADHD, or has a learning disability like dyslexia.  Is this program designed for families like ours?

Absolutely!  I have a special interest in twice-exceptionality and Support Your Intense Gifted/2e Kid was designed with twice-exceptional kids in mind.  I strive to make all the approaches and strategies neurodiversity-affirming and appropriate for twice-exceptional kids.  We also spend significant time helping participants adapt the principles and strategies to their specific child's neurotype, personality, interests, and other characteristics. 


I have a lot of experience supporting families of intense gifted kids who are autistic, have ADHD, and have learning disabilities or sensory sensitivities - as well as supporting the kids themselves.  I am continually learning about neurodiversity-affirming approaches to parenting and coaching as well as the lived experiences of neurodiverse folks of all kinds.

If you're interested in the program and want to learn more about supporting your twice-exceptional kid, I would love to have you!

What’s the refund policy?

This is an all-in investment.  There are no refunds after live meetings have begun.  You’ll be learning a new framework to help you understand your child better, feel calmer as a parent, and bolster your support systems.  The 8-week group coaching experience walks you through this framework and gives you the tools you need to make real, lasting changes in your parenting and your family.  This is vulnerable, exciting work.  I want you to be fully invested in the process so you can get the most out of what the learning lab has to offer.  With this policy, you’ll know that your labmates are as invested in the process as you are.

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