The Parent Survival Guide

Online Course & Community for Neurodiverse Families

Fall 2023 Live Group Sessions:

Mondays - 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23
Time: 5:00 pm PT / 8:00 pm ET

Designed to help parents better support and connect with their gifted, twice-exceptional (2e) and neurodivergent children of all ages.

Join us this fall to access:

‚úĒ¬† ¬†6 Pre-recorded video lessons + handouts ($297 value)

‚úĒ¬† ¬†6 Live parent group Zoom sessions, facilitated and led by Dr. Mike¬†& Julie Postma ($210 value)

‚úĒ¬† ¬†3 Months of free membership¬†in our Gifted¬†& Thriving private and secure online community¬†for group discussions and coaching¬†($141 value, with the option to continue at $47/month growth plan or $19/month basic plan)

‚úĒ¬† ¬†A workbook guide to help you create your personal Family Action Plan

Access all of this for only $99 (Over $600 value)

Begins September 18th - Sign up today to get started!

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Who is This Course & Community for?

 
This course is designed to support parents of neurodivergent children - your kids of all ages - and your entire family. You will learn how to better understand, advocate for and connect with your neurodivergent child.
 
You'll be supported with both online and live online parent coaching sessions, led and facilitated by Dr. Mike and Julie Postma, along with other parents. You will have the opportunity to be in ongoing community with other neurodiverse parents in a safe and comfortable environment via our private community portal.
 
You'll also have the opportunity to develop a Specific Family Action Plan to move your family from a place of struggle and crisis to a plan of action that will give your family hope and healing.
Together, as a family,  you'll move to a place of thriving!

Testimonials

Darla V.

"I love the family approach Dr. Mike and Julie use in their workshop and coaching sessions. It really helps in getting our family on the same page together, and helps in our communications with one another and in building a family plan of action to move forward. We have all learned so much and are feeling hopeful again!"

Derek H. 

"My wife and I really enjoyed this workshop and especially loved and appreciated the live community parent support group sessions.  It was so encouraging to meet and talk with other parents who were going through the same challenges we were.  Love this course and group - very insightful information and great support!

Joan C.

"High quality product with such helpful and informative content that we put into practice right away and we were able to understand our gifted son better. I especially loved the live discussion groups each week - just wonderful to have this community and support."

Here's What You'll Get:

(6) Pre-recorded Video Lessons

Participants will have unlimited and forever access to 6 pre-recorded video lessons developed by Dr. Mike Postma that cover some of the most commonly requested info that parents are looking for in understanding their neurodivergent child (children and family).

This will serve as the foundation for discussion with other parents, coaching sessions with Dr. Mike and Julie, and in building your own Family Action Plan to help your family grow and thrive. 

Video lessons are 1 hour in length and accessible 24/7 via Gifted & Thriving’s secure and private Learning Management Portal.

Participants have forever access to all video lessons and sessions materials.

(6) Live Parent Group Coaching Sessions via Zoom

Dr. Mike and Julie will host ongoing coaching sessions via video on Zoom and/or our private Community portal.

These sessions will be open for any/all to attend and will be open for Q&A, discussion of specific topics, help build your Family Action Plan, or just "download" with other parents in a safe and comfortable environment.

Parents will gain insight and coaching from facilitators Dr. Mike and Julie Postma as well as other group members.

 

(3) Months of Membership in our Private Online (& Live) Community!

Parents will have 24/7 access to Gifted & Thriving’s online community group (not a Facebook group!).

You can easily connect with other parents to share ideas and Q&As on lesson materials or just offer encouraging support and words to other parents who understand what this journey is all about and are "in it" as well.  It takes a Village to raise a child, but perhaps it takes an entire City to raise our neurodiverse kids! 

You'll also be able to access supportive video content, participate in live group discussions, and more!

(After 3 month membership you can renew month by month for as long as you like at $47/month Growth Plan or $19/month Basic Plan)

Don't Wait to Begin Your Support

Connect with other neurodiverse families today.

Fall is near, and that means school will be starting soon!  We as parents need all the help and support to get through another unpredictable season. We hope you will join us and this amazing community as we kick-off our new school year and season - together!

YES - I want this support.
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Meet Your Instructors and Coaches

Dr. Mike & Julie Postma

Dr. Mike and Julie Postma have over 25+ years of experience in coaching, teaching and raising their own 4 unique gifted/2e kids who have grown into young adults–thriving in their lives and on their own terms.

Both Mike and Julie are trained and certified SENG Model Parent Group (SMPG) facilitators.

Learn more about Mike, Julie,
and their family!

What You'll Learn!

 

Gifted and 2e children often struggle with issues related to social and emotional growth and regulation. As a result, large numbers of these children battle anxiety, stress, emotional regulation, social anxiety, and even have difficulty with executive functioning.

This is due to asynchronous development related to intense sensory integration (epigenetics) that can easily overwhelm an already vulnerable limbic system.

This workshop will outline the latest neuro research on the gifted/2e/neurodivergent brain, and how it affects metacognition (or self understanding).

Each session is designed to inform and provide practical strategies to help your gifted/2e child and family move from a place of simply surviving to thriving in every communal environment, including schools.

You will learn that developing social and emotional foundations are critical to the success of every gifted/2e/neurodivergent child or individual in any life setting–whether that be in school, at home or within the greater community. You will also learn why that is and what it takes to get there.

Session 1 

Understanding Gifted/2e/Neurodiversity - What Does It Mean?

  • Defining Giftedness - It comes in all shapes and sizes!
  • Define the Different Levels of Giftedness
  • Examine the Many (and often competing) Definitions of Giftedness and Misunderstandings Around the Term
  • Explain and Discuss Controversial Issues Around the Bell Curve and Its Implications
  • Introduce the Family Action Plan Guide and Workbook

 

Session 2

Hyper Brain/Hyper Body - Understanding the Gifted/2e/Neurodivergent Brain

  • Explore the Latest Research from Both Typical and Atypical Brain Development

  • Understand Atypical Development and Asynchrony

  • Understand What Neurodiversity Is and Its Impacts on Daily Living

  • Why Neurodiversity Matters with Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Individuals

  • Learn How to Use the Understanding of Neurodiversity to Inform Your Parenting and Advocacy Strategies 

 

Session 3

Common Issues/Challenges and the Development of Self (Metacognition)

  • Understand What Metacognition Is
  • How Metacognition Develops in the Gifted/Twice-Exceptional Individual
  • How Issues of Limbic Delay and Epigenetics Impacts the Gifted Children's Development of Their Social/Emotional/Intellectual Selves
  • Reframing 'Normality' in Gifted/2e Children
  • Common Social/Emotional Issues with Asynchronous Gifted Individuals
  • Understanding Perfectionism, Isolation, Executive Functioning, Fatigue and Self Esteem in Gifted/2e Children
  • Strategies to Deal with Common Issues and How to Develop Our Gifted/2e Children's Superpowers

 

Session 4

Anxiety - Understanding Its Impact on the Gifted/2e Individual and the Family

  • Understand the Link Between Anxiety and the Brain

  • Define and Discuss What Anxiety is and How it Affects the Body

  • Understand the Roles of Sensory Integration, the Limbic System and Executive Functioning Skills in Anxiety and Fear

  • Develop a Better Awareness About the Effects of Our Anxiety on Others

  • Examine the Different Types of Anxiety, Key Symptoms and Diagnostic Clarifications

  • Tackling Social Anxiety and Redefine What Social Success Means for Neurodiverse Individuals and How to Live Without Judgement

 

Session 5

Parenting the Whole Family - Effective Communication and Advocacy Strategies

  •  Learn Effective Communication Techniques for Resolving Internal Conflict and Stress as it Relates to Living in a Neurodiverse Environment

  • How to Effectively Advocate for Your Children in Various Situations including Schools, Extended Family Interactions and the Greater Community

  • How to Navigate the Educational Institutions and Make Optimal Choices for Your Children

  • What it Means to Parent a Neurodivergent Child and Learn Effective Strategies for Discipline, Family Management, Atypical Development, Self Regulation, Diet/Food Sensitivities and More 

 

Session 6

Parent and Family Self Care and Support 

  • Find Your Community - Your Village People!
  • Learn helpful tips and strategies that work for each stage of your neurodiverse child's age and development milestones
  • Join Like-Minded Parent/Support Groups

  • Make Time for Yourself with Passion/Special Interest Activities (Groups)

  • Make Time With Your Spouse/Significant Other/Partner/Friends

  • Make Time With Your Family - Take That Vacation/Staycation!

  • Find Healthy Ways to Channel Your Stress and Take Care of Your Entire Self (Emotional, Physical, Mental and Spiritual)

  • Get Outside Help When You Need It!!

  • Wrap up and Complete Your Family Action Plan - Let's Do This!!

Sign Up to Connect Today!

This is a special offer for parents who could really benefit from professional and parent support and community. We want to expand this valuable resource to as many families as we can. Individual pricing for ALL that is included in this package would be over $600, but you can get all of this today for only $99!

Don't wait - group sessions begin Monday, September 18th!
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