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Complicated Kids with Gabriele Nicolet

Complicated Kids is a podcast about why raising kids can feel so hard sometimes. We’ll talk about quirky kids, highly sensitive kids, Orchid Kids, disabilities, disorders and therapies. But we’ll also talk about general child development, parenting tips, and how to understand the child you brought home with you and agreed to house, clothe, feed and raise until their adulthood (What were you THINKING?!)

Parenting is an adventure anyway. If you’ve got complicated kids, it can feel like an extreme sport. Join me to unpack all of it, figure out who needs what, and help your family thrive.

Gabriele Nicolet is a Toddler Whisperer, Parent Coach and Speech Therapist. – She is the co-founder of Raising Orchid Kids – an online, global parent education and coaching practice, as well as the owner of SpeechKids – a private speech therapy practice in the DC metro area. Gabriele has a hard time eating out in restaurants if children are present because she always wants to play. She is passionate about all things child development, and particularly fascinated by the ways in which common parenting practices affect highly sensitive (Orchid) kids and how to tweak them so that everyone can stay calm and become their best Selves.

Aug 29, 2023

In this week’s Complicated Kids Podcast I chat with SpeechKids therapist and mother, Keisha Berry. Keisha has been homeschooling her children for 10 years now and shares with us some of apprehension she experienced before committing to homeschool, the freedom and ease she experiences with her role facilitating...

Aug 22, 2023

In this week’s Complicated Kids Podcast we’ll talk about the importance of teacher fit for Orchids. In general, Orchids are highly sensitive which makes them sensitive to the energy of other people. I talk about things to look for that will let you know that they are not a good fit, and what steps to take if you...

Aug 15, 2023

What is self-directed education? This week on the Complicated Kids Podcast, I sit with Catina Sweedy from the Embark Center for Self-Directed Education to talk about just that.


We discuss the benefits of an education model where kids are “in charge” who benefits from that model, and how. We also talk...

Aug 8, 2023

In this week’s Complicated Kids Podcast episode, I talk with you about taking a hiatus from speech therapy and discontinuing it altogether. I touch on some scenarios where it is okay to take a break, somewhere I would suggest not losing momentum, and what it looks like when we reach a point where your kiddo will no...

Aug 1, 2023

This week I spoke with the very intuitive and highly experienced parent coach, Jen Kiss. Jen is not only a parent coach, but one that specializes in helping parents with neurodiverse children as the mother of a neurodiverse child herself.


Jen and I talk about her experience as a mother, some of the things she...