Personalized Coaching Services Expert in the needs of high potential children, teens and their families

Are you living in a community that doesn’t provide specialized services for gifted children or their families?

Have you read everything you can find about raising gifted children and it still isn’t enough to help you and your family?

Do you receive unhelpful judgments from family, friends and teachers who don’t understand gifted children and their unique needs?

Do you feel like you are alone in your struggles to help your intense or sensitive gifted child?


Raising gifted, talented or creative children and teens can be a complex endeavor. There are often so many complicated situations that arise due to high sensitivities, intensities and sometimes low executive functioning that create daily life challenges for gifted children or teens and their family.

Sometimes school becomes a stressful place for gifted children and teens and they become at risk for underachievement.

At this point, school is stressful for everyone during the pandemic with so many changes happening. Hybrid learning, distance learning, home school all come with their own set of challenges.

Parents can develop “chronic care-giving stress” when their gifted child also has high needs. It often takes specialized expertise from someone who understands raising gifted children to find a path out of this cycle of stress.

Many questions arise when raising gifted children about how they are different, where to find information and resources, how to apply that information to your own situation and what to do when you are stuck and can’t find options to support your family.

There is expert advice available online. And, if you need help for you, your family or your gifted children/teen, then you have found the right place.

Coaching is the most personalized service you can receive from a distance to help you meet your goals and support those in your life who want to live up to their potential, live a less stressful life and understand the wholeness of what it means to be gifted.

Anne Tyler, MS, LMFT is an expert and qualified experienced professional concerning the special needs of gifted and talented children, teens, adults and families. She is a psychotherapist who specializes in and provides treatment to gifted children helping them to understand their uniqueness, manage the intensities and sensitivities, as well as mental health conditions that can make daily life stressful.

Anne is an expert in executive functioning and how to improve these essential skills in gifted children and teens. These are the skills that help us “get stuff done.” She runs several unique game-based groups, called MindQuest, for gifted children and teens throughout the year to help them improve executive functioning. She provides Halcyon groups to support gifted children and teens manage stress, anxiety and emotional sensitivity. She is fortunate to live in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) of Minnesota where there are several gifted education programs in the school, a vibrant gifted home school community, and highly active state-wide parent and educator associations for giftedness.

She is a regular presenter at conferences and schools about educating and parenting gifted children. She is raising her own gifted twins who are now in college. Her children have attended home school, public and private school.

She provides coaching by phone or video-conferencing for parents/caregivers of gifted children and teens in Minnesota, across the United States and internationally.

There are several special topics and goals that you can design with Anne Tyler, MS, LMFT with your coaching sessions. Below are several examples of coaching topics and goals that others have created with Anne.

Home and school support during the pandemic
  • How to improve your child’s performance in distance learning, hybrid learning and home school
  • Improving motivation with your child to get the difficult and boring stuff done during the pandemic
  • Supporting the emotional and social health of your child during the pandemic
  • How to supplement your child’s education to help them feel more fulfilled
Gifted children 101: Understanding the intensities, sensitivities and the special social and emotional needs of giftedness – strategies to boost the resilience of gifted kids and help them understand their unique qualities
  • Supporting the highly creative, sensitive and emotionally gifted child
  • Supporting the intense, persistent, highly active, assertive (sometimes aggressive) gifted child
  • Creating family peace in the family when everyone is gifted, but have very different personalities
  • Helping gifted teens when they pull away, lose motivation and are moody
  • Supporting gifted teens and young adults who are in college and struggling
MindQuest Coaching to improve executive functioning skills – self-regulation, flexibility, transitions, concentration – in other words, be able to calm down, get stuff done and do what is asked without upset
  • Managing explosive behavior in gifted children or teens
  • Developing a family calming plan to reduce stress and conflicts
  • Understanding and Supporting the twice-exceptional (2e) child: The many faces of 2e children
  • Specialized parenting strategies to manage gifted children who are highly moody – emotionally intense, sensitive and explosive
Gifted Adult
  • How to feel more fulfilled as a gifted adult/parent/caregiver even if you have struggled your entire life to find your place.
  • And, any topics and goals designed to meet your needs

Disclaimer: There will be a screening process to determine if coaching is the right level of service for you. Although Anne Tyler, MS, LMFT is a psychotherapist, she is only licensed to provide this service in Minnesota. She provides only coaching services by phone and video-conferencing to clients living outside of Minnesota.

Coaching involves setting individualized goals and receiving education, support and information to accomplish those goals. Coaching can help with the development of skills and customizing parenting strategies to meet the special needs of gifted children/teens and understanding the complexities of the needs of giftedness. Coaching is not a replacement for therapy and some situations are more appropriate for therapy. Coaching does not provide treatment for conditions such as anxiety, depression or ADHD. If at any time you are receiving coaching services and your situation would benefit more from therapy, you will be referred to local therapy services.