Kelly Hirt, teacher and blogger, has a son who is “twice exceptional” because of his intellectual gifts and his social challenges. Annie and Kelly talk about parenting quirky kids and the need for parents to be as “difficult” as it takes to hold schools accountable for every student’s education.
About Kelly Hirt
Kelly Hirt is an elementary school teacher who is passionate about special needs parenting and gifted education. Her popular blog My Twice Baked Potato, provides a window into the special challenges and joys of being the mom of a “twice exceptional” child. Kelly is a trusted and inspirational resource for parents and teachers who care about kids with special needs. Learn more at
About Annie Fox, M.Ed.
Annie is a parenting expert with 30+ years experience. She’s been an online adviser to tweens, teens and parents since 1997. Her award-winning books include: “Teaching Kids to Be Good People” and the groundbreaking Middle School Confidential™ book and app series. More information about Annie at:
About Family Confidential
Family Confidential: Secrets of Successful Parenting is a weekly podcast about 21st century parenting joys and challenges. Hosted by Annie Fox and produced by Electric Eggplant, Family Confidential provides practical parenting advice through down-to-earth interviews with parenting experts, educators, therapists, and entrepreneurs. These recorded discussions help parents strengthen family connections by providing tips, child-rearing insight and practical tools for guiding your kids through the tween years and beyond.