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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.

Oct 24, 2023

Lacie Brueckner and Kat Pendergast joined me to talk about death and dying and how to help kids through this tough subject.


Lacie and Kat are the authors of "Goodbye Bella," a book that helps children cope with the loss of a beloved pet. Our conversation leads into the importance of discussing death with children and provides valuable insights into how to navigate the grieving process, as well as ways to honor and remember those who have passed away.


Kat and Lacie share their personal experiences and the positive impact their book has had on families dealing with pet loss and other forms of grief. This episode highlights the significance of open conversations about death and the healing power of sharing memories and emotions with children.


You can find the book on Kat’s website at or on Amazon.