episode ninety-six: intellectual indulgence

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.

mentioned in this episode:
Astonishing Legends
Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented
Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin HBO movie
Tom Clynes
The boy who played with fusion
Parenthood (movie)

episode ninety-four: finding other parents w/kitty ver kuilen

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.

mentioned in this episode:
WATG
SENG
soar gifted camp
john jakes homeland
smart boys book

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has
— Margert Mead

episode ninety-two: how much fringy-ness should we share?

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.

episode ninety-one: when the shininess of a new school year is over

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.

mentioned in this episode:
prodigy (the band)
prodigy (the online math game)
Dr death podcast
sword and scale podcast

episode ninety - Can't we just follow the IEP?

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.

mentioned in this episode:
compendium press
Minnesota social services association
Colorado gifted conference
Wisconsin gifted conference
children come first conference
Texas gifted conference

episode eighty-eight: shameless parenting with sara dean

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!

Mentioned in this episode:
Sara Dean
Sara Dean Facebook group
"this will be my undoing" by Morgan Jerkins
"published" by chandler bolt
 

The way we do anything is the way we do everything.
— Martha Beck

episode eighty-seven: differently wired with Debbie Reber

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.  

Mentioned in this episode:
Tilt parenting With Debbie Reber
"Differently wired" by Debbie Reber
Shots of awe with Jason Silva
Brain games
"Breakfast of champions" by Kurt Vonnegut
"Notes from a small island" by Bill Bryson
"A separate peace" by John Knowles
Panda cuddler job

I’ll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
— from Broadcast News
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
— neale donald walsch

episode eighty five - taking the pressure off

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 contact@thefringybit.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!

episode eighty-four: Fringy Grief

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 contact@thefringybit.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!

Mentioned in this episode:
     James T Webb
     Phases of Grief
     

 

episode-eighty one: All things gifted with Lisa Van Gemert

Jon and Heather welcome Lisa Van Gemert to the Fringy Bit!  Lisa (aka the gifted guru!) is an educator, author, speaker, and mom of gifted kids, not to mention a bit gifted herself.  Together we talk about (you guessed it) all things gifted.  This episode is packed full of resources, insight, humor, and good stories.  Enjoy!

mentioned in this episode:
the gifted guru
Perfectionism by Lisa Van Gemert
Back to normal
Frixion pen
Iowa acceleration scale
growth mindset
the slight edge
 

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
— Eleanor Roosevelt

episode eighty- june and may suck

You read the title... June and May suck. In this episode, Jon and Heather talk about/rant about the summer, awards, and schools along with all around difficulties of this time of year. Also an updated account of KBear's sleepover.

mentioned in this episode.
     Paris spider-man
     SEA homeschoolers 2018 confrence     
     The Expanse
     parents of twice exceptional children Facebook group
     Julie bogart