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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.

Feb 20, 2024

Moms in Motion is a fabulous Virginia-based organization that I was delighted to discover recently. Anna Thomas joins me to talk all things Virginia Medicaid Waiver, including: how people qualify (spoiler alert: the waiver is based on the income of the person with the disability!); what services are offered by Moms in Motion; and how to access them. You won't want to miss this conversation about a service that makes a huge difference in the lives of the families it serves.

To find out more about Moms In Motion and the ways they can help you navigate the waivers in Virginia, visit their website at