3! 2! 1! Blastoff!

3! 2! 1! Blastoff!

If your kid doesn’t believe in getting started on homework as soon as possible; if procrastination is a problem; and if tasks are often left to the last minute, your child most likely struggles with the executive function skill called task initiation...

#101 Controlling Emotions When It’s Hard

#101 Controlling Emotions When It’s Hard

It can be really difficult for kids to focus on school work when they’re having social troubles and yet sometimes we have to sit through class or study for a test even though we are going through tough times...

#100 Work that Memory

#100 Work that Memory

Working memory is basically your short-term memory. If you struggle with working memory, you just don’t have the space in your short-term memory to remember what you just read...

#98 Your Executive Functions Strengths

#98 Your Executive Functions Strengths

Executive Functions is a hot term. And that’s a good thing. Executive functions are some really key support skills that help you to be successful in school and later in life...

#94: Just Get Started

#94: Just Get Started

It can be really hard for kids to start writing a paper or to work on math problems because “They just don’t know how”...

#92: A Resolution that's Actually Good for You

#92: A Resolution that's Actually Good for You

Resolutions are not always good for you. Sometimes they can lead to burnout and feelings of inadequacy...

#90: Taking it Slow

#90: Taking it Slow

Fireborn’s on a mission to help people slow down! The research shows being busy isn’t actually good for your brain and it’s not good for productivity...

#85: 5 Tips to Help Your Kid Build Their Attention Span

#85: 5 Tips to Help Your Kid Build Their Attention Span

Kids’ attention spans are notoriously bad. You give them 3 things to do and maybe they’ll do one of them. They get off task and distracted so easily. It’s super frustrating!...

#80: Now That I Have Your Attention

#80: Now That I Have Your Attention

Okay – somehow you got your kid to start doing their homework. That’s amazing. How do you now help them maintain their focus on their homework?...

#79: Prepare to Be Distracted

#79: Prepare to Be Distracted

Distractions surround our kids – their attention doesn’t stand a chance. There are TVs, video games, phones, tablets, computers, and apps. Distractions are a big problem because they interrupt our focus...

#76: The Privacy Dilemma

#76: The Privacy Dilemma

Being a kid feels really dangerous these days. Kids are eating Tide Pods, getting cyberbullied, and sending sexts. And technology is really leading the way for so many of these dangerous things...

#75: Getting Your Child Ready for College

#75: Getting Your Child Ready for College

For those of you with kids transitioning to college this year, it’s getting really close to time for your kids to head off to school. This is really exciting and also probably pretty terrifying. How do you know if your child is really ready to go to college?...

#73: Your Feelings Aren’t You

#73: Your Feelings Aren’t You

Language matters. How we describe ourselves affects how we think of ourselves. If we say “I am sad”, that starts to define us as a sad person. But if you say, “I feel sad” that helps you realize that the feeling is temporary...

#72: Getting the Rest You Need

#72: Getting the Rest You Need

Everyone knows that sleep is good for them and yet we often don’t get enough of it – and our kids don’t get enough either. How do we prioritize sleep for our kids?

#71: Brain Science to the Rescue

#71: Brain Science to the Rescue

Kids love to learn about themselves. Teaching them about their brain in a way they can understand can actually help them remain calm when they have big emotions and help them make good decisions...

Episode 64

Episode 64

ADHD manifests in a multitude of ways. It can be challenging, incredibly hard, as well as rewarding for the child with ADHD and his parents. Sam Hopkins grew up with ADHD and went on to graduate from college as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, but...

Episode 57

Episode 57

Usually we focus on keeping track of what we do have to do, but sometimes it can make life a lot easier if we also keep track of what we don't have to do...

Episode 49

Episode 49

Video games are so entertaining, they can engage your kids (and distract them from the rest of the world) for hours. This can be a bit freaky for parents who...

Episode 39

Episode 39

Having difficulty getting your kid off of her smart phone and doing work? Or what about stepping away from video games to leave the house...

Episode 38

Episode 38

Fireborn's Founder and the host of The Happy Student, Katherine Firestone, talks about growing up with undiagnosed ADHD...

Episode 37

Episode 37

Is your child always putting work off, or rather "saving it for later"? Procrastination is a problem most of us struggle with...

Episode 35

Episode 35

We are obsessed with being busy. It's a status symbol. "Oh, I'm so busy" translates into I'm really important. But that's silly because being busy isn't good for you...

Episode 34

Episode 34

Having trouble getting your slow moving, very distracted kid/teenager out the door on the way to school? Is it that he just isn't motivated to go to school...

Episode 33

Episode 33

Organization (our main back to school topic from last week) isn't the only thing we need to work on as we go back to school. Being on time and able to manage our time is also super helpful...

Episode 32

Episode 32

Kids are already back in school - can you believe it? We can't. But we do have some tips to help your child feel prepared for and excited to start the first day of school.

Episode 30

Episode 30

The Happy Student's second episode on fun, active, "edutaining" things to do this summer, including some ideas for art and engineering projects, a not-another-lemonade-stand idea...

Episode 25

Episode 25

We know breaks are important for our productivity, but it turns out not all breaks are created equal. Learn how to help your children get the most out of their breaks so they can be happy, healthy, and productive!

Episode 13

Episode 13

Is powering through work actually effective? Sometimes to be effective, we actually need to give ourselves a break. Efficiency is not always what it's cracked up to be.

Episode 7

Episode 7

Kids are distracted these days. Distracted by phones, iPads, computers, social media, and after school activities. We need to find ways to give them not just physical space, but thinking space and time for reflection.

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