162 episodes

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

    • Parenting
    • 4.8 • 332 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

    Why Your Kids Ask “Why?” Every Time

    Why Your Kids Ask “Why?” Every Time

    Why Your Kids Ask “Why?” Every Time
    You ask your child to do something. He or she responds reflexively, “Why?” And like my father, you probably react sharply and quickly. Well, what if it’s not just defiance? How do you get kids who don’t transition well to actually listen, without the fight and tears? Kirk shows you how, whether your kids are young or older.

    • 14 min
    Stop Trying to Save Your Marriage

    Stop Trying to Save Your Marriage

    Stop Trying to Save Your Marriage
    You should stop trying to fix your marriage. This isn’t your traditional Valentine’s Day message, is it? But it may just change your family. Listen with an open mind and take up Kirk’s challenge for the next month—and see what happens.

    • 9 min
    Being Calm Doesn’t Mean Being Sweet or A Door Mat

    Being Calm Doesn’t Mean Being Sweet or A Door Mat

    Being Calm Doesn’t Mean Being Sweet or A Door Mat
    I don’t think you should be “sweet” to strong-willed children. It backfires and makes them feel like you’re not taking them seriously. You also shouldn’t let them walk all over you. How can you be tough and understanding, firm and compassionate? How can you get your kids to respect you without yelling, pleading, or bribing? Kirk gives you actual scripts.

    • 15 min
    Stop Battles Over Screens: 5 Ideas

    Stop Battles Over Screens: 5 Ideas

    Stop Battles Over Screens: 5 Ideas
    Of course you battle over video games, phones, and screens. Kirk provides 5 practical ways to reframe this issue and actually make concrete changes in your daily life.

    • 14 min
    When Kids Have Bad Moods

    When Kids Have Bad Moods

    When Kids Have Bad Moods
    You walk into the room and your child is irritable, crabby, making negative comments.
    You naturally react and try to change or fix your child’s mood. And then it devolves into yelling, hurt feelings, separation. So how can you turn these battles into bonding moments and positive memories with the child you love (but don’t always like!)? Kirk shows you how.

    • 14 min
    The Unrelenting, Demanding Child

    The Unrelenting, Demanding Child

    The Unrelenting, Demanding Child
    Do you have a child who can't let things go, who won't stop trying to argue or prove his point? In this 6-minute podcast, Kirk shares one idea to turn this situation into a positive one. Try it this week and observe your child's response.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
332 Ratings

332 Ratings

SEMumma ,

Gosh, you speak to me (yes, podcast joke)

Ok, so by the grace of God I happened upon your podcast on an especially hard day of parenting. I’ve listened to episodes here and there because, honestly, I would forget that this wasn't the same kind of “woo-woo” parenting podcast as all of the others; you know, the ones that don’t actually give you any helpful information and leave you feeling like even crappier of a parent. What brought me here to the review section was Season 2, Episode 21- in that 20 minutes I laughed, I cried and I felt my soul release all the stress of feeling like an awful mom. I truly felt every moment of that podcast. Thank you for your insight and for always being “real”. Can’t wait to make listening to this more of a constant in my daily routine.

M Shay ,

Like years of Therapy in a Podcast

Just one podcast changed my entire life.
Kirk and Casey , I can’t thank you enough for your wisdom and your straight talk on being a “Mom who does too much” Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Joe diggs ,

Practical and easy to implement

Thank you to Kirk and Casey! They do an exceptional job communicating their practical steps of connecting with our children and spouse.

As a father of two and a youth minister of about 80 young people, these nuggets of connection and communication are priceless. Thank you!

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