#91: Story Time: Using Stories to Decrease Fears

#91: Story Time: Using Stories to Decrease Fears

Getting kids to tell you stories about their day has numerous benefits! Better conversations, better relationships, and kids who feel comfortable coming to you when they need help...

#88: Getting Happy

#88: Getting Happy

Fireborn’s podcast, The Happy Student, is based on the assumption that we all want our kids to have a happy academic and social life and yet we’ve never specifically talked about happiness – what it is and how to get it...

 #83: Family Mottos Part 2: What If Your Kid Isn’t Kind?

#83: Family Mottos Part 2: What If Your Kid Isn’t Kind?

Family mottos can be a great way to help kids develop a sense of self and promote good decision making. It’s nice to have a family motto like, “We are kind,” and then just have your kids act kind. But what if your kid isn’t acting kind?...

#82: Making Good Decisions through Family Mottos

#82: Making Good Decisions through Family Mottos

Teaching your kids to make good decisions can be really hard. Developing a family motto can make that a lot easier. Family mottos, such as “We are kind” or “We are inclusive” help kids develop a sense of self...

#78: Developing Character with Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman

#78: Developing Character with Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman

Helping our kids develop character helps them with their academic lives. Being kind makes our days happier. Being optimistic increases our chances of persevering. Persevering helps us overcome challenges...

#77: Helping Your Kid Make Friends with Dr. Emily Anastasio

#77: Helping Your Kid Make Friends with Dr. Emily Anastasio

A happy social life means having good friends. A happy social life is essential to school success because if you are worried about your social life, you can’t focus on your school work...

Episode 69

Episode 69

We are getting so close to summer vacation! For a lot of kids this means going to summer camp – which can be super fun or not so fun if you’re not into it. Finding the right summer camp can be a bit tricky...

Episode 66

Episode 66

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...

Episode 65

Episode 65

Bullying is a big problem kids have to deal with. One of the best ways to decrease bullying is to empower bystanders to do the right thing when they see bullying happen...

Episode 52

Episode 52

Finding the right after-school activity can be hard. What if your kid isn’t doing enough extracurriculars? What if she’s doing too many?...

Episode 46

Episode 46

Today we dive into how to help our kids be kind people with Dr. Richard of @thedailyhelping. Dr. Richard has a kindness movement...

Episode 45

Episode 45

Rewards are tricky things. They are so clear - study now and then you can have screen time. But they can also decrease kids' internal motivation...

Episode 44

Episode 44

It can be hard for kids to know if what is happening online is actually cyberbullying and if it's serious enough that they should talk to an adult about it...

Episode 43

Episode 43

Kids are constantly communicating with their peers, but how much do you hear them actually talking with others?....

Episode 41

Episode 41

Kids are taught to be nice and to share and to do things that other kids want to do. Unfortunately, sometimes that can mean that kids are terrified of standing up for...

Episode 40

Episode 40

Kids need to do so much to get into a good college and "succeed". They have to be the soccer star, play the oboe...

Episode 31

Episode 31

When you are anxious, you lose IQ points. That's a problem at school (and the rest of life). Help your child learn to calm his anxiety with these 10 tips!

Episode 26

Episode 26

Having trouble dieting? Building up the courage to meet new people? Actually getting down to business and studying hard for that upcoming test? Getting Gritty features Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman...

Episode 21

Episode 21

Help your child learn to self-advocate and build good will with her teacher in this quick Fireborn Spark.

Episode 16

Episode 16

Help your kids to learn to overcome failure by telling them about your own failures - or at least faking a few failures if you're too perfect.

Episode 11

Episode 11

When your child insists that she "is just bad at math" and therefore can't do it, what do you do? How should you react? Here are four strategies to help you turn "I can't" into "I'll try".

Episode 9

Episode 9

Dr. Chris Bogart and Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman both come back to talk about bullying and what parents and schools can do to stop bullying. Learn what to do if your child is the bully, the victim, or a bystander.

Episode 8

Episode 8

Part 1 of 2 episodes on bullying. Dr. Chris Bogart of the Southfield Center for Development joins us to explain what bullying is and what it is not. Chris helps us understand why bullies bully and the effects of bullying...

Episode 6

Episode 6

Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman joins us to talk about the importance of relationships (hint: they are the antidote to stress) and how we can build positive relationships with our children.

Episode 5

Episode 5

Dr. Roseann joins us to discuss stress and anxiety and how we can help our children relax in this intense world!

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