Expectations For Complex Kids

Healthy Expectations for Complex Kids:
Nurturing Strengths and Navigating Challenges

Presented by
Susan Stiffelman, MFT
Elaine Taylor-Klaus, MCC, CPCC
Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT

Do you struggle with setting realistic expectations and boundaries?

Do people misunderstand your child's behaviors?

Are you concerned about your child's self-esteem?

Does your child struggle with structured activities and routines?

Parenting can be challenging for everyone, but even more so when you're raising a quirky or complex child.

It can be difficult to know when to nudge toward growth, and when to let things slide.

In this special session, experts in the area of neurodiversity, ADHD, and Gifted 2e come together to share insights and practical strategies for cultivating confidence, flexibility, and autonomy in quirky and complex children and teens.

Whether your child has an identified diagnosis or just has a hard time fitting in or going with the flow, you'll come away from this session with valuable tools to help your child step more fully into their uniquely wonderful selves!

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Susan Stiffelman, MFT
Susan is a licensed therapist, teacher and parent educator. She is the author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence (an Eckhart Tolle Edition.) Susan offers global online events for parents on topics like Raising Tweens and Teens, Parenting in the Digital Age, Raising Siblings and Tech-Wise Parenting. She hosts a monthly membership group, a support group with Wendy Behary on Co-Parenting with a Narcissist, and the Parenting Without Power Struggles podcast. 

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, MCC, CPCC
Elaine is a Master Certified Coach and co-founder of the global coaching resource for parenting neurodiverse kids, ImpactParents.com. The co-creator of Sanity School® for Parents, she is passionate about guiding parents of complex kids and the professionals who support them with training and coaching. A mom to three complex young adults, she is the author of Parenting ADHD Now! and The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, and More. 

Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT
Debbie is the founder of Bright & Quirky. She honed her specialty in bright and quirky kids and families over a decade in private practice near Seattle, working with families employed by the area’s high tech firms such as Microsoft, Amazon and Google. She received her BA from Middlebury College and Masters in family counseling from Antioch University. She created Bright & Quirky to be the resource she was searching and hoping for on her own family’s bright and quirky journey.


We'll cover:

  • Challenges of setting reasonable expectations while fostering growth

  • When to step-in to help and when to let them struggle

  • The importance of presuming competence in our kids

  • Understanding and addressing asynchronous development

  • Involving kids in the process of setting (and revising) expectations

  • Empowering kids with conflict resolution and problem solving skills

  • Nurturing the strengths and gifts of complex and quirky children and teens

  • Teaching kids how to advocate for themselves in healthy ways

  • Establishing a supportive home to nurture your unique child
Is this a live class?
This session was live on April 10. The replay recording is available to watch and listen at your convenience!
How long is the session?
The session is 90 minutes long.
How long can I listen to the replay?
There is no expiration date on the replay recording. It’s yours to listen to now and in the future!
Who will benefit from this class?

The material covered in this class will help parents of toddlers through young adults.

Are there scholarships available?

If you are experiencing financial hardship, please email support@susanstiffelman.com for more information.



Please note:
Class fee is in USD.

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