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Have a strong-willed child who doesn't respond to consequences, argues like an attorney, and refuses to do things your way? Good! You're in the right place. Celebrate Calm Founder Kirk Martin has given over 750,000 parents and teachers around the world practical, life-changing strategies to stop power struggles, yelling, and defiance NOW.

Based on work with 1,500 challenging kids (many with AD/HD, OCD, ODD, Aspergers, etc.) in his home, and years spent in classrooms, Kirk's approach is refreshingly practical, honest, and laugh-out-loud funny! Questions? Visit us at www.CelebrateCalm.com or email us directly at Casey@CelebrateCalm.com

Calm Parenting Podcast Kirk Martin

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Have a strong-willed child who doesn't respond to consequences, argues like an attorney, and refuses to do things your way? Good! You're in the right place. Celebrate Calm Founder Kirk Martin has given over 750,000 parents and teachers around the world practical, life-changing strategies to stop power struggles, yelling, and defiance NOW.

Based on work with 1,500 challenging kids (many with AD/HD, OCD, ODD, Aspergers, etc.) in his home, and years spent in classrooms, Kirk's approach is refreshingly practical, honest, and laugh-out-loud funny! Questions? Visit us at www.CelebrateCalm.com or email us directly at Casey@CelebrateCalm.com

    Disappoint Your Kids on Purpose

    Disappoint Your Kids on Purpose

    Disappoint Your Kids on Purpose
    One of the most loving discipline tools is saying no (not all the time!) so your kids learn that they have the internal resources necessary to handle disappointment in life. Kirk shows you how to do this.

    • 17 min
    5 Ways To Survive Thanksgiving with Family

    5 Ways To Survive Thanksgiving with Family

    You have kids with lots of energy, whose routine is thrown off, who may not want to interact with relatives or eat what everyone else does. Your family doesn't understand your kids and judges you. Your spouse is a perfectionist and you have to manage his emotions. Kirk discusses that and more in this special and very helpful Thanksgiving podcast.

    • 37 min
    Do What Works, Even If It’s Weird

    Do What Works, Even If It’s Weird

    We had 1,500 kids in our home (camps). They did odd things, but we learned how to use that to help them calm down, do homework, sleep better, get ready for school more quickly, and just be happier. This is eye-opening and practical.

    • 12 min
    Old School Parenting Outdated? Not In These 2 Ways.

    Old School Parenting Outdated? Not In These 2 Ways.

    Old School Parenting Outdated? Not In These 2 Ways.
    Old school parenting was about respect—but ultimately how our parents respected us enough to give us space to learn from mistakes. Kirk shows you how to apply the best of the old and new school approaches to parenting without ruining your relationship or getting walked on by an entitled child. It's not about being an authoritarian dictator, it's about being a calm, confident, leader.

    • 15 min
    Why Your Kids Aren’t Listening or Progressing

    Why Your Kids Aren’t Listening or Progressing

    Why Your Kids Aren’t Listening or Progressing
    Frustrated that your kids aren't progressing or listening to you? Of course you are. Have you noticed the more you push your strong-willed kids, the more they resist? The more you lecture, the less they listen? The more you try to control them, the more they shut down? Kirk shows how to get your kids to listen and be responsible for themselves.

    • 10 min
    Child Hits, Screams, Defiant? What’s the Root?

    Child Hits, Screams, Defiant? What’s the Root?

    Child Hits, Screams, Defiant? What’s the Root?
    Your child may hit, bite, scream, yell at you, shut down, resist, or meltdown. Your first thought should NOT be, “How do I stop this?” Begin to ask, “What is the root of the frustration that’s causing this?” Kirk shows you how to get to the root of misbehavior.

    • 14 min

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