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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.

Jul 4, 2023

This week’s episode features a wonderful conversation with the brilliant Karese Laguerre to talk about her work in myofunctional therapy. Karese has a background as a dental hygienist but helps children with oral dysfunction and breathing issues in her free time.


We talk about some of the things that cause these issues, how she evaluates her clients, how she got into providing this kind of help, and some of the things to look out for that may be warning signs of myofunctional issues.


Watch the video to hear more. To find out more about Karese and how she may be able to help you, pick up her book Accomplished: How To Sleep Better, Eliminate Burnout, and Execute Goals, or visit her website