episode one hundred and eight: what is trauma?

Heather and Jon kick off the topic of the month by discussing just what, exactly, trauma is. In this episode we explore big T traumas, little t traumas, and trauma particular to our differently wired community.

Mentioned in this episode:
”can’t hurt me” by David Goggins (book version)
”can’t hurt me” by David Goggins (audio version)
”extreme ownership” by Jocko Willink
Bradley method

episode one hundred and seven: welcome to the new and improved fringy bit podcast

Ok so a lot of it is basically going to be the same stuff you’ve grown to love, or at least tolerate, but we have decided it was time to make a few changes. Listen up as Heather ad Jon fill you in on all the great newness and also chat a tiny bit about trauma.

Mentioned in this episode:
Spectrum family camp
Dear friend of an exhausted, overwhelmed, drained mama of a differently wired child.

episode one hundred and five: prioritizing whole person wellness

episode one hundred and three: all things auditory with Shelley Francis

Listen in as Heather and Jon have a great conversation with audiologist and author, Shelley Francis. Shelley shares her insights on misophonia, hyperacusis, auditory processing disorder, and the expanding population of sensory sensitive kids and adults.

Mentioned in this episode:
Shelley Francis
No child left unwrapped
the lake house
human being and becoming

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
— Albert Einstein

episode-ninety nine: all things gaming

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.

Mentioned in this episode:
Family games:
Curious George hide+seek Zoo
Sleeping queens
Pass the pandas

Adult games:
Kinder perfect
Pick your poison
Trailer park wars

Preteen +:
Yeti eats alien
Smash up
Golden snitch

Knowledge games:
Mouse trap
The magic labyrinth

Cooperative games:
Hoot owl hoot
Forbidden island


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:
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