Colleen Kessler

Author, Educational Consultant, Podcaster
Appearing at
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Colleen Kessler believes that you are the absolute best teacher there is for your gifted, twice-exceptional, or otherwise differently-wired kiddo.

The author of more than a dozen books for parents, teachers, and children, award-winning educator, educational coach and consultant, and passionate advocate for the needs of differently-wired kids, Colleen has a B.S. in elementary education, a M.Ed. in gifted studies, and is the founder of the popular podcast and website Raising Lifelong Learners, as well as Raising Poppies, and community of support for parents of differently-wired kids.

Recent titles include 100 Backyard Activities That are the Coolest, Dirtiest, Creepy-Crawliest Ever!, Raising Creative Kids: A Collection of Creativity Prompts for Children, and The Anxiety Toolkit: 96 Ways to Help Your Child Calm Their Worries. Watch for Raising Resilient Sons: A Boy Mom’s Guide to Building a Strong, Confident, and Emotionally Intelligent Familycoming December 2020 from Ulysses Press.

Colleen lives in Northeast Ohio with her reading specialist husband, four delightfully differently-wired kiddos, pug puppy, and an ever-changing assortment of small animals and insects. You can find her online at


Real Mom Panel: Questions and Answers About Everything From Troublesome Toddlers to Stopping Math Tears to How to Get Dinner on the Table
Colleen Kessler | Raising Lifelong Learners
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Taming the Worry Dragon: A stress, anxiety, & perfectionism toolkit for parents
Colleen Kessler | Raising Lifelong Learners
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Your Differently-Wired Homeschool: 10 strategies to help your atypical children thrive
Colleen Kessler | Raising Lifelong Learners
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