Join Our Parent Empowerment Group

Julie Skolnick, M.A., J.D. and Founder of With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC brings you the Let’s Talk 2e Community. This isn’t your typical support group. Our “Parent Empowerment Groups” yield growth and change through a mix of education on critical topics for understanding the twice exceptional profile, and community-based camaraderie with a global group of like-minded and like-situated parents.

what you get

Your Parent Empowerment Group includes:

Hear Your Personal Invitation From Julie...

Community is a direct path toward joy.

We know it’s complex to parent gifted and twice exceptional children. 

We also know, just like our kids, parents of 2e children have a hard time finding peers who ‘get it.’

Wouldn’t you love to sit down with parents who understand what you are going through?

The Let’s Talk 2e Parent Empowerment Group brings together parents from all over the world for six awesome weeks where we:

  • Deeply dive into understanding the complexity of 2e
  • Connect over personal experiences – the good, the bad, the ugly
  • Provide and receive much needed support and fellowship

Upcoming 6-Week Series

Future Dates: 6 Consecutive Tuesdays
May 2nd - June 6th, 2023 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

Week 1: May 2 - Understanding your Twice Exceptional Child
Week 2: May 9 - Special Guest: Seth Perler with "Executive Functions: the True Secret to a Joyful Life"
Week 3: May16 - Managing Overexcitabilities (Intensities)
Week 4: May 23 - Special Guest: Elaine Taylor Klaus with "Why All the Yelling? Taming Family Triggers"
Week 5: May 30 - Gifted Underachievement: What it is and how to manage it
Week 6: June 6 - How to Advocate for Your 2e Child

Committed to the idea that With Understanding Comes Calmeach session includes an informative presentation and discussion, as well as intimate breakout rooms to support one another.

We are excited to bring new understanding to you and your family and to provide strategies you can implement today.

Our expert guests will join us as we navigate what it’s like to parent a 2e child in today’s world.

Seth Perler, M.Ed.

A Roadmap to Change: How to Guide Young People from EF Struggles to Success

When trying to help a child of any age with Executive Function, what are the actual steps we can take to help create real change? Here we identify 9 core steps on the journey, so you can have a concrete idea of how to help.

Seth Perler is a well-known Executive Function Coach, educator, vlogger, and guy who cares about seeing outside-the-box kids succeed. This means that he helps struggling, neurodiverse learners turn it around in a baffling system so they can launch a successful future. His weekly blog, gives parents and teachers game-changing answers in a sea of misguided educational fluff. Seth also runs TEFOS, The Executive Function Online Summit.

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, MCC, CPCC M.A.

Why all the Yelling? Taming Family Triggers

Family life can be stressful on a good day! Mix in two parts Twice Exceptional and you can have a HOT MESS in no time! Join Elaine Taylor-Klaus, a Master Certified Coach, and learn targeted concepts and tools from the coach-approach to parenting. Taming the tension will help everyone enjoy family life with more peace and calm. 

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, MCC, CPCC co-founded the first global coaching organization for parenting neurodiverse kids (, originally ImpactADHD®). The mom in a complex family of 6, she co-created a collaborative problem-solving method based on a neurodiversity-informed coach-approach: the Impact Model. An author, speaker, parent educator, coach and trusted advisor, Elaine supports adults who see the potential in their children or teams, and want guidance to help them reach success. She is the co-creator of Sanity School® for Parents, and the author of several books including Parenting ADHD Now! Easy Intervention Strategies to Empower Kids with ADHD, Parenting with Impact and The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More.

Parent Empowerment Groups meet via a unique Zoom room link. To keep the meetings as intimate and personal as possible space is limited.  Sign up today to ensure your spot.

Each live-webinar education session includes a recording for community members. We always have time for questions and discussion following the education presentation.

Membership includes exclusive perks

“‎Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”

Membership Perks included with your Let’s Talk 2e Community:

Replays Available

If you miss a meeting - DON’T WORRY! We’ve got you covered. As a member you’ll receive a recording of each session (but not the break out rooms - what happens in the break out rooms stays in the break out rooms!) AND, this way you get to re-watch awesome content on-demand.

The 2e Parent Toolbox

Inside, you’ll find some signature strategies for parents, educators and 2e adults to better understand the 2e profile and learn particularly impactful strategies.

Let's Talk 2e — Parents Facebook Group

Meet a wider group of like-minded parents to add another layer of connection and a place to gather information and share successes and struggles. Join this group now.

Expert Resources

Our curated Expert Resources for Parents

Parenting Tips Downloads

Wondering what to do during a meltdown? Trying to figure out how to structure responsibilities and set expectations? These Parenting Tip PDFs will help!

Monthly Newsletter

Referred to as “mandatory reading” by professionals and educators for their teams, and anxiously awaited by parents and 2e adults, community members are automatically subscribed to Gifted & Distractible free monthly newsletter including Julie’s monthly blog, articles, events and resources for the 2e community.

$70 off Let's Talk 2e Conferences

Community members receive $70 off any conference in our library during their six-week community membership. Since our conferences are always on-demand, members can use their discount during their membership and watch the conference any time. We like to say, "Watch WHAT you want, WHEN you want."

Registration is Open!

Register for the May-June Parent Empowerment Group Series today!

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Upcoming 6-Week Series

February 8th to March 15th. All meetings are from 12 PM to 1 PM EASTERN U.S. on Tuesdays.

Week 1: Getting to know you: Addressing Loneliness for Ourselves and our 2e Children
Week 2: Ask the Expert / Open Forum - bring your questions and concerns
Week 3: Emotion Regulation
Week 4: Community Building - bring your questions and concerns!
Week 5: Discipline vs. Punishment (practical application of Emotion Regulation)
Week 6: Community Building

Current 9-Week Series

June 29th to August 31st (no meeting Aug 3rd) All meetings are from 12 PM to 1 PM EASTERN U.S. on Tuesdays.

Week 1: Getting to Know You: Building Trust and Understanding
Week 2: Community Building
Week 3: Executive Functioning - What it is and how to get some
Week 4: Conversation with Dan Peters, Ph.D., Addressing Anxiety in 2e Kids
Week 5: Community Building
Week 6: Perfectionism - What to do for your kids and yourself
Week 7: Community Building
Week 8: Social Emotional Needs and Communication
Week 9: Community Building

We are excited to bring new understanding to you and your family and to provide strategies you can implement today.

“‎Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”

Future 9-Week Series

Dates to be determined.

Week 1: Getting to Know You: Making Connections
Week 2: Community Building
Week 3: Recognizing and Adjusting for Intensities/Overexcitabilities
Week 4: Community Building
Week 5: Motivation and Underachievement
Week 6: Community Building
Week 7: Advocacy - What to do as school is coming to an end to prepare for next year
Week 8: Community Building
**Bonus 2 Experts (2e!): Conversation with Ed Amend, Psy.D., Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses in Gifted and 2e Learners