Gifted and Distractible

By Julie F. Skolnick, MA, JD

Paperback $18.00

Oct 17, 2023 | ISBN 9780593712696

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Oct 17, 2023 | ISBN 9780593712702


A practical, research-based guide that demystifies giftedness and learning differences in order to help “twice exceptional” children thrive. 

Does your child exhibit giftedness and behavioral issues like meltdowns, power struggles, and difficulty relating to their peers? Are they out-of-the-box thinkers requiring different teaching and learning methods? It’s a widely held misconception that intellectual ability and social and emotional success go hand in hand. In fact, “twice exceptional” kids—those who are gifted and have simultaneous learning differences like ADHD, high-functioning autism, or dyslexia—are often misunderstood by parents, teachers, and themselves. This much-needed and empowering guide reveals the unique challenges these remarkable kids face, and offers strength-based, hands-on strategies for understanding, supporting, and advocating for twice exceptional kids. In a world that labels them lazy, scattered, attention-seeking, and a problem that can’t be solved, these tools will help you reimagine the world through your child’s unique perspective—so you can help them thrive.


Paperback | $18.00
Published by TarcherPerigee
Oct 17, 2023 | 304 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780593712696



Julie Skolnick, M.A., J.D., founder of With Understanding Comes Calm LLC, has passionately guided thousands of parents of gifted and distractible children around the world, mentors twice exceptional adults, and advises educators and professionals on how to bring out the best and raise self-confidence in their twice-exceptional students and clients. She serves as secretary to the Maryland superintendent’s State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Students, and produces virtual conferences and other engagement opportunities for the twice exceptional community.  Julie and her husband are parents of three twice exceptional children who keep them on their toes and uproariously laughing Julie’s therapist is a red standard poodle named Tigger.

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Gifted & Distractible Book Launch Event

You’re invited! Get ready for an unforgettable evening as we celebrate the release of Julie Skolnick’s highly anticipated book, Gifted & Distractible. During the event, Julie will share her personal experiences and expertise about 2e students.  Enjoy refreshments and networking with 2e resources. Whether you’re a parent, educator, or simply curious about the subject, this event promises to be enlightening and inspiring. 

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