Listen in as Heather & Jon get Real about little kid anxiety: what it looks like, a tip or two, and how (dare we admit it) tiresome it can be to parent through.
Welcome to 2019! Join Jon and Heather as they celebrate surviving another fringy holiday season. In this episode we run the gamut, talking about upcoming guests, sensory kids and illness, Rocky IV, wine & wine clubs, magical disembodied mom voices, and so much more!
Phew! Episode 100 is finally here! Thanks for your patience, and enjoy this light-hearted episode as we revisit some favorite parenting fails and hear some new ones from the Bits and from Heather and Jon.
Tabletop games can be a favorite pastime for gifted minds.Join Heather and Jon as they chat about their views of gaming and provide a long list of their family favorites.
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Curious George hide+seek Zoo
Pass the pandas
Pick your poison
Trailer park wars
Yeti eats alien
The magic labyrinth
Hoot owl hoot
Happy (US) Thanksgiving from Heather & Jon!
Sometimes us fringy parents get to be on the receiving end of unintentional shaming. Heather and Jon will talk about one such incidence and will (hopefully) encourage you to find ways to shed off the shame.
Ahh…doesn’t intellectual indulgence sound so warm and cozy and invigorating too? Join Heather and Jon as they talk about intellectual indulgenceand focusing on our kids (and our own!) strenghs and curiosities.
Ever feel exhausted just moving through daily life as a fringy parent? There’s some very real reasons why you do! Join Heather & Jon as they chat/converse/debate/convivially argue about the splitting of all the household things on top of all the fringy things.
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You know that parenting these Fringy kids of ours is a unique journey that not just anyone can understand. Listen in as Heather speaks with Kitty Ver Kuilen, retired gt coordinator and current WATG board member, about finding other parents who can relate.
Fringy. Gifted. Homeschooled. Living a life on the fringes means socialization isn’t always an easy thing. Ask any homeschool parent and they will tell you the most frequently asked question is about socialization. Of course, Heather and Jon have a few things to say on that topic!
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let’s get social
children come first conference
It can be hard to know how much to tell other people about our kids wiring. Do we tell the scout leader? the Sunday school teacher? the friend’s mom? Our own family and friends? Join Heather and Jon as they sort through how much and how to talk to family, friends, and others about all the Fringy stuff. PLUS - a new segment in which we give tips on how to find a good fitting neuropsych or therapist.
We are coming up to October; the time of year when the excitement of a new school year fades and the behaviors start popping up. Listen in as Heather and Jon talk about the reasons for the change in behavior, how to see beneath the behavior, and how to survive through it all! There may or may not be a few (hopefully relatable!) rants mixed in, too.
Some years are easy, some years . . . . not so much, but either way it seems like it takes a few days (weeks? months?!) every school year to get back on track with the tools and strategies that were developed for our fringy kiddos the year before. join Heather and Jon as they chat about ways to advocate for your kid.
Join Heather & Jon as they chat with Sara Dean from the Shameless Mom Academy! Sara is passionate about helping parents maintain their own identity in the midst of the child-rearing mayhem. The chat goes a bit all over the place, from shamelessly sharing your story to fitness to fighting against all the -isms and more. Enjoy!
Today we are SO excited to have Debbie Reber on the Talky Bit. You may know her from her podcast or her books, and we're discussing what it is like to home school and be differently wired across the Pond, adapting to change, and understanding neurodiversity in general.
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Tilt parenting With Debbie Reber
"Differently wired" by Debbie Reber
Shots of awe with Jason Silva
"Breakfast of champions" by Kurt Vonnegut
"Notes from a small island" by Bill Bryson
"A separate peace" by John Knowles
Panda cuddler job
Today Heather and Jon will touch on a brief review of their trip, but more importantly they will discuss how to help deal with the pressure of having a gifted child.
we also are proud to announce the official release of The Gifted Kids Workbook! Register to win a signed copy or a copy to review on Amazon by August 15th. It's easy! Just send a screenshot of your review of the Fringy Bit Podcast in apple podcasts to firstname.lastname@example.org and you'll be entered to win! If you've already left a review, get a friend to review the podcast, and make sure they mention your name in the email they send us and you'll both be entered!
In light of the recent and sudden loss of one of the gifted world's most influential leaders, this episode of the Fringy Bit podcast explores grief. While Heather & Jon only had the fortune of chatting with Seng Founder, Jim Webb, on a couple of occasions, his work and his compassionate presence has had significant influence on our lives, professionally and personally. Not the way we envisioned starting off the third season of our podcast, but we all know living a Fringy Life is anything but predictable.
In an endeavor to continue adding to the great work Jim dedicated his life to, we also are proud to announce the official release of The Gifted Kids Workbook! Register to win a signed copy or a copy to review on Amazon by August 15th. It's easy! Just send a screenshot of your review of the Fringy Bit Podcast in apple podcasts to email@example.com and you'll be entered to win! If you've already left a review, get a friend to review the podcast, and make sure they mention your name in the email they send us and you'll both be entered!