episode fifty-two: executive functioning

We're back for Season 2!  And Scott Lutostanski, the director of academic consulting at Galin Education, is joining Heather & Jon to share his wisdom about executive functioning skills.  Whether your kiddo has ADHD, Autism, Sensory Processing, or is gifted, you've probably encountered some executive functioning challenges.  Learn tips to help foster these important skills while nurturing your child's identity.

For more info about Galin Education or to contact Scott directly, email him at scott@galined.com or visit galined.com

Books mentioned in this episode:
     No Mind Left Behind
     Late, Lost, and Unprepared
     Smart but Scattered
     Molecules of Emotion
     Last Train to Memphis
 

 

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
— Wayne Gretzky

episode fifty-one: Yuck - Spring

While Spring brings about new growth, bright sunshine, and warmer weather, it also tends to bring crazy behaviors, more meltdowns, and general dis-ease among our fringy kids.  In this episode, Heather and Jon discuss why our differently-wired, gifted, 2e, autistic, SPD, ADHD kiddos might have a rough time in the Spring and things we can do to muddle through.

Mentioned in this episode:
     High-Tide / Low-Tide Homeschooling
 

episode fifty: 50 Things We've Learned Being Fringy Parents

In celebration of FIFTY episodes, we're listing off 50 things we've learned on our journey of raising 3 fringy (gifted, 2e, autism, spd, differently wired) kiddos.  We talk about everything from self-care to the ways different family members come accept fringy-ness to books read by Batman.  

Mentioned in this episode:
     "Extreme Ownership"
     The Tim Ferriss Show
     The Joe Rogan Podcast
     Brene Brown's TedTalk

episode forty-nine: underestimating, meltdowns from praise, and baseball

On this episode, Heather & Jon talk about the magical mix of dyspraxia and baseball.  As fringy parents, it's easy to underestimate what our differently wired kids are capable of.  Join Heather and Jon as they talk about giving our kids a chance to surprise us.  Also talked about - why differently wired kids might have trouble tolerating compliments, praise, and pleasant emotions, too.

Mentioned in this episode:
     Make It OK
     DBT

episode forty-eight: Proprioceptive Sense

In this episode of the Fringy Bit, Heather and Jon talk all things proprioceptive. Many of our fringy kids (gifted, asd, 2e, spd, adhd, and other differently wired kiddos) struggle to get the right amount of proprioceptive input, which can lead to aggression, clumsiness, meltdowns, and more.  Join Heather and Jon as they share info, stories, and possible helps!

Mentioned in this Episode:
     Gold's Gym Weighted Vest

And a correction - KBear was listening to the podcast as I was editing it and she wanted to be sure all you bits know she actually has 8 pounds of weight in her vest, not 5.  :) 

episode forty-seven: Let's Talk About Sex

As if the title doesn't give it away, in this episode, Heather and Jon talk about how to talk to your fringy kids (gifted, asd, 2e, spd, etc) about sex.

Mentioned in this episode:
    Monument Valley
    MC Escher

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episode forty-six: Gifted in Middle School

The Fringy Bit welcomes Katie, Maddy, and Drew, 3 middle school gifted girls!  Listen to the conversation as they explain giftedness from their perspective and give great insight and suggestions for the adults around them.

Mentioned in this Episode:
     The Book of Henry (movie)
     Katie's Books:  Beneath the Ashes of Solitary & Sea of Variables
     Mysterious Benedict Society
     The Book Thief
     Tales from Shadow Hunger Academy
     Twilight

"Not all who wander are lost"
"I've not failed - I've found 10,000 ways that won't work"
"Pulvis et umbra sumus. (We are but dust and shadow)"

episode forty-five: Smells Like Gifted

If you haven't heard #giftedmovie is out in select cities and will soon be released nationwide.  Hear Jon, Heather, and Cub talk the pros and cons of the movie as they see it.  And then join Heather & Jon as they discuss two more senses . . . taste and smell.

Mentioned in this episode:
     Gifted

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episode forty-four: Auditory Processing Tidbits

In this episode, Heather & Jon discuss auditory issues and strategies to help your fringy child (gifted, autism, adhd, spd) cope.

Mentioned in this episode:
     "Different" by Sally Clarkson & Nathan Clarkson
     "Gifted" movie

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episode forty-three: Relationships Part 5 - Your Adult Relationship

Fringy kids can wreak havoc on any adult relationship.  Join Heather and Jon in this episode, as they talk a bit about relationships and ways to keep your primary adult relationship strong.

Mentioned in this episode:
     Alan Partridge, bit one
     Gifted, the movie

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episode forty-two: Relationships Part 4 - Bullying

Unfortunately, many of our differently wired loved ones have to deal with bullies.  In this episode, Heather & Jon begin to scratch the surface of the topic of bullies.  In it they discuss the myth that bullies have low self-esteem and introduce a few skills that our bullied kiddos can be taught.

episode forty-one: Relationships Part 3 - Family Structure

Oh families!  They are lovely and complicated and so much more when impacted by fringy-ness.  In this episode, Heather & Jon discuss the structures of families.  In particular, they respond to an article that has been circling the internet about the roles of children within a family.  Share your thoughts on the Fringy Bit Facebook page.

Mentioned in this episode:
     The Article

episode forty: Relationships Part 2 - Knowing Yourself

To be in any type of quality relationship, we first must know ourselves.  For our fringy kids, part of knowing themselves is knowing what makes them fringy.  In this episode, Heather and Jon talk about how to talk to your kids about how they're wired.  Whether your child is gifted, twice exceptional, has autism, sensory processing disorder, adhd, or any other type of difference, its important to talk to them about it.  Heather and Jon share their strategies, as parents, and as mental health professionals.

episode thirty-nine: Relationships

Relationships.  We all need 'em.  But they can often be complicated and difficult to navigate, and for our fringy kids (autism, gifted, twice exceptional, adhd, spd, etc), relationships can be extra complicated.  This episode is the first of a several part series in which Heather & Jon talk all things relational.  In this episode, we talk about the importance of relationships, finding your tribe, and staying true to yourself.

Mentioned in this episode:
     Brene Brown

episode thirty-seven: Love & Sibling Stuff

As if parenting a fringy kiddo isn't complicated enough, us fringy families often choose to have other kiddos to love and raise.  Sometimes these kiddos mimic fringy behaviors.  Sometimes these kiddos make it quite clear that the differing expectations feels incredibly unfair.  And always these kiddos need to be loved in their very own unique way.  In this episode, Heather and Jon talk about ways to meet each of our children's needs and how to normalize loving them each uniquely.

Mentioned in this episode:
     The 5 Love Languages
     SibShops
     The Sibling Slambook
 
    Views From Our Shoes   
 

episode thirty-six: What To Do When Your Younger Child Surpasses Their Older Sibling

When raising more than one fringy kid (gifted, 2e, autism, spd, adhd, etc), there's a strong likelihood that a younger sibling will become more advanced in a particular subject or area than their older sibling.  Here's how Heather and Jon deal with this potential problem.

Mentioned in this episode:

power poses - Amy Cuddy
Jason Silva - shots of awe
Ian Byrd - Curiosities & Puzzlements; byrdseed.com
Calm.com
The Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix comedy - be forewarned, it gets dark and somewhat gruesome)
Special Needs Homeschooling Facebook Group

episode thirty-five: Dyspraxia & Emotion Regulation Tools

Join Heather & Jon as we discuss a great resource for dyspraxic kiddos, and gather about a bazillion and one tools to help your differently wired (asd, spd, gifted, 2e, adhd, etc) child regulate their emotional and energy zone effectively!

Mentioned in this episode:
     Zoom Boom Kids
     Funpraxia
     Dyspraxia
     Zones of Regulation
    Sallie Borrink

episode thirty-three: Asking for Help

Having a fringy family (autism, spd, giftedness,adhd, differently wired, 2e) necessitates asking for help.  And yet, often it seems asking for help is extremely difficult to do.  Listen in as Heather & Jon talk about reasons we find it difficult accepting help and strategies to begin changing this.

 

Mentioned in this episode:
     Black Sails
     Amazon Prime & Kindle Unlimited
     Audible
     book - The Butterfly Garden