We Empower “Gifted” Children

We partner with parents to provide
lifelong strategies that help bright children
manage their unique challenges and
access their full potential.

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Upcoming Events

WORKSHOP “Bright Minds, Busy Bodies: A New Lens for Viewing ADHD”
September 29, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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What is Bright?

Bright children are not better; they are wired differently. Guiding Bright works with children who demonstrate an exceptional, natural ability in one or more areas, yet struggle with the social and emotional hallmarks that accompany these gifts.

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Challenges

Despite popular belief that everything is easier for gifted children, it isn’t.  Along with sensory sensitivity, asynchronous development, perfectionism, low frustration tolerance, and fear of failure, bright children may also exhibit characteristics of ADHD, OCD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, DMDD, ODD and Bipolar Disorder.

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Solutions

Guiding Bright supports bright children and their families by providing family counseling (in-home, phone and via Skype), consultation for organizations, workshops, young entrepreneur camps, family retreats and school days off programming. 

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My Journey

Guiding Bright founder, Tina Harlow, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience in working with children and families.  Her professional journey has traversed a variety of settings including outpatient, day treatment, residential programs, intensive family treatment, child welfare, and a performing arts camp.  Tina’s personal journey has ignited a passion for enriching the lives of bright children and their families.

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