episode 4 - Anxiety part II

In this episode, Jon & Heather continue the conversation about anxiety, providing practical strategies to manage anxiety effectively.  They also discuss internal vs external processing.

Mentioned in this episode:
     Native American Legend about the 2 Wolves
     Workbook - The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids 
     Workbook - The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens
     Workbook - What to do When You Worry Too Much

episode three - the rough days & Anxiety Part I

In episode three, Heather & Jon share some REAL parenting struggles and mistakes made on one of the "rough days" of parenting a differently wired child.  Also, they discuss Anxiety; why it's common among fringy kids and what, exactly, anxiety is.

Mentioned in this episode:   
      Anxiety Girl

episode two - what?! gifted people are differently wired?!

In the second episode, Jon & Heather explain why The Fringy Bit includes gifted individuals under the label "differently wired".

Mentioned in the Show:
    IQ Bell Curve seen below
    Asynchronistic Development, as included in definition of giftedness quoted below
    blogpost about Being a Smart Girl              

"Giftedness is asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm. This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity. The uniqueness of the gifted renders them particularly vulnerable and requires modifications in parenting, teaching and counseling in order for them to develop optimally." The Columbus Group, 1991