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A podcast for parents on promoting happy academic and social lives. Each week, in short episodes, learn practical strategies to help your child conquer a messy backpack, write a hard essay, develop empathy and stand up to bullies, and much more! Listen while you are in the car, at the gym, or waiting in line. Find (and subscribe to) The Happy Student on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay Music, and Podomatic.

Episode 36

Episode 36

Group work can be the WORST. There are so many to-dos, people, and deadlines to coordinate - it can be a nightmare for your tween. We have 7 tips that you can do to help...

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 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 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 29

Episode 29

Is it ever okay to say "Because I said so" to our kids? And why do I need to apologize to my kids when I mess up? That doesn't feel right. In this episode, featuring Dr. Frank Bartolomeo...

Episode 28

Episode 28

Summer vacation is here and now parents are 100% in charge of kids - no more teachers to share the task of discipline. This week's episode focuses on how to communicate with kids this summer...

Episode 27

Episode 27

Anytime you hear those two terrible, though well-intentioned, words, "Calm down", tempers are sure to flare! So what should you say when your child really should calm down...

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 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 24

Episode 24

What to do when your child is angry - start cracking some jokes.

Episode 23

Episode 23

How do you deal with a tough teacher? This week on the show, we talk about how to have difficult conversations with our kids' teachers when the teacher has messed up...

Episode 22

Episode 22

No, not the slide at the playground - the summer slide. Today we discuss some ways to help your kids have a fun and productive summer!

Episode 21

Episode 21

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

Episode 20

Episode 20

The #1 way kids across species learn is by watching what their parents do and by mimicking the behavior. In this episode, we go through some tips to improve your communication with your children...

Episode 19

Episode 19

Our third and final round features Tony Wagner, author of "Creating Innovators" and Strategic Advisor to the documentary "Most Likely to Succeed". What is most important to help kids succeed?

Episode 18

Episode 18

In a special mid-week episode, Headmaster Adam Rohdie joins us to discuss how his school encourages both a love of learning and academic rigor.

Episode 17

Episode 17

It can be hard to balance encouraging your child to do well in school and helping her develop a love of learning. In our first of three episodes, Fireborn talks with Chris Lehman...

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 15

Episode 15

Does your child struggle with writing papers? They can be really intimidating! In this episode, you will learn ways to help your kid get started with essays without writing the essay for your kid. It may even be fun... Imagine that!

Episode 14

Episode 14

Catherine Collins joins us to talk about her struggles in school and what her parents did to help her: they took her crazy kid ideas seriously.

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 12

Episode 12

Children by their very nature are learning. And sometimes they mess up. On this Fireborn Spark episode, listen to some ways you can give good advice that won't go in one ear and out the other.

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 10

Episode 10

Finishing up our series on bullying, we dive into cyberbullying. What is it? What distinguishes it from general bullying? What can parents to do stop it?

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 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.

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!

Episode 4

Episode 4

A quick episode on how to help your child learn that the world is rational and to improve your communication with your child.

Episode 3

Episode 3

Talking about mistakes with children is hard - hard for parents and for their children. During this episode, we will talk about a variety of ways to make that conversation easier...

Episode 2

Episode 2

The first Fireborn Spark: get information quickly! In this episode, learn how to diffuse arguments so that you can go on to effectively communicate with your child.

Episode 1

Episode 1

Welcome to The Happy Student podcast! A podcast for parents looking to help their kids have happy academic and social lives. In this first episode, we hear from current and former students about how their parents help(ed) them succeed at school.

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P.O. Box 14284
East Providence, RI 02914
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