99 episodes

A podcast for parents who want to learn specific, practical strategies to help their kids succeed in school both academically and socially.

The Happy Student Fireborn Institute

    • Education for Kids

A podcast for parents who want to learn specific, practical strategies to help their kids succeed in school both academically and socially.

    Grit, Growth, and Goodbye

    Grit, Growth, and Goodbye

    It's the last episode and Katherine gets very personal talking about the end of The Happy Student, and how she works hard to build her grit and growth mindset.

    McQuaid, M. (2016) Are you suffering from stupid grit?. Psychology Today

    Mindsetworks

    • 7 min
    The Self-Compassion Paradox Rerun

    The Self-Compassion Paradox Rerun

    Self-criticism can be a powerful motivator. It can also really harm your mental health - increasing your anxiety. Teens use self-criticism a lot to motivate themselves and they also seriously struggle with anxiety. Self-compassion is the answer! At first glance, teens often think that if you're nice to yourself when you mess up, you'll actually lower your standards. Research shows that's not actually the case. Self-compassion actually helps you be more productive.

    • 9 min
    #89: Keeping the Holidays Fun Part 3 RERUN

    #89: Keeping the Holidays Fun Part 3 RERUN

    Traveling with kids over the holidays is hard. Fireborn's got a few tips for you to keep the meltdowns at bay. We hope you have a happy holiday season!

    • 5 min
    #86: Keeping the Holidays Fun Part 2 RERUN

    #86: Keeping the Holidays Fun Part 2 RERUN

    For some people, the holidays are too much fun or maybe just too overwhelming. Kids’ schedules get totally thrown off with all the travel, family, and fun. With all of that fun happening, it’s no wonder kids start to have tantrums – they are totally overstimulated and have trouble regulating their emotions.

    In this episode, we talk about how to keep the holidays fun by first working on avoiding meltdowns and second figuring out what to do when meltdowns happen.

    • 9 min
    #50: Keeping the Holidays Fun RERUN

    #50: Keeping the Holidays Fun RERUN

    Every year my husband and I watch Home Alone to start the holiday season off right and every year I hear the things the adults in the movie say to Kevin (the protagonist) and I just cringe! Instead of calming the situation down, they exacerbate it. So, before the holidays, I wanted to review how you can turn a bad situation into a better one using effective communication and discipline.

    • 8 min
    113. The Dangers of Being a Teen with Andrei

    113. The Dangers of Being a Teen with Andrei

    Today we have a special guest – Katherine's cousin Andrei! Andrei is a sophomore in high school and we were hanging out the other night and I told him – I’m really worried about when my daughter grows up and is a teenager. I don’t think I understand what I should be worried about with teens anymore. I’m totally out of touch. And we had this great conversation about vaping and social media and bullying and I felt a lot better about teens after talking with him. So he's on the show to help us all fe

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

You gotta listen to this! ,

You gotta listen to this!

Katherine offers excellent insights to help parents raise empathetic, caring, and high EQ kids---a must-listen!

Allons-Ally ,

Interesting and Informative

The Happy Student has lots of useful information. Katherine Firestone and guests of the podcast share their knowledge in engaging and understandable ways.
I especially like the “Spark” (mini) episodes, they are quick and fun.

Worldpeas14 ,

Very interesting!

This podcast is excellent. There are multiple different age groups of learners being interviewed and various points of views. The podcast gives you many good ideas on how to help your child be the best learner they possibly can.

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