collaborative problem solving

episode fifty-six: discipline & the legalistic kid

These differently wired kids of ours can be a challenge to guide, correct, and discipline.  Whether autism, sensory processing, adhd, giftedness, or some magical 2e mixture of them all, these differences can often tempt us into power struggles and other unhelpful strategies.  The struggle is real, but in this episode, Heather & Jon do their best to give some practical ways to lead our children (and ourselves!) through it.

Mentioned in this episode:
     Your Rainforest Mind, by Paula Prober
     SENG Conference
     Deb Douglas & self-advocacy
     Ross Greene & Collaborative Problem Solving
     Brene Brown & Shame

episode twenty-two: Collaborative Problem-Solving

In this episode, Heather & Jon discuss a strategy that helps find solutions to repeat problematic behaviors.  And as an added bonus, Jon even serenades us all for a bit!  But, please don't let that keep you from listening.  ;)  And please note, no children were harmed or exploded during the making of this podcast.

Mentioned in this episode:
     The Explosive Child by Dr. Ross Greene

We love this approach so much, that we want you to have a chance to win your very own copy of Dr. Greene's book!  Just share a memorable explosion from your household (either yours or your child's!) and you'll be entered to win!  You can share your story by emailing us at or by commenting on the Fringy Bit facebook page.