223 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

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 424 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

    Proper Expectations: Why Kids Do Things on Their Own Terms

    Proper Expectations: Why Kids Do Things on Their Own Terms

    Why does my daughter only want to do things on her own terms? Why won’t my kids respond to me right away? How can I get my kids to be grateful? Kirk answers these questions AND helps you understand your child in a brand new way.

    • 15 min
    Turn Disruptive Students into Helpful, Confident Kids

    Turn Disruptive Students into Helpful, Confident Kids

    Your kids may blurt out, be inattentive or disruptive or impulsive, or refuse to do work in the classroom. Kirk shares a real-life example to show how to turn failure into success. Please share with your child’s teachers and help us train them.

    • 12 min
    Never Say These Two Phrases To An Upset Child

    Never Say These Two Phrases To An Upset Child

    Your child is building with Legos, creating a TikTok video, making a paper airplane. And it doesn’t look or work the way he had imagined. He gets extremely upset and begins seething. Kirk shares 2 phrases you should never use and 3 action steps to take.

    • 11 min
    When Kids Rage & Feel Helpless

    When Kids Rage & Feel Helpless

    When Kids Rage & Feel Helpless
    You have a child who doesn’t just get upset—he or she rages. It’s scary. The venom flies and the child sometimes hits himself. Kirk gives you a game plan to work through next time this happens.

    • 9 min
    Child Not Living Up to Potential? Do This.

    Child Not Living Up to Potential? Do This.

    You have a child who isn’t progressing as they should. Or are they? Hovering, lecturing, and micromanaging won’t help. But Kirk will show you exactly how to motivate your child to grow up and be responsible for their future.

    • 13 min
    Medication For Behavior Issues? Try These 7 Strategies First.

    Medication For Behavior Issues? Try These 7 Strategies First.

    Yes, I get angry when professionals’ FIRST response is to give kids a pill. What if we started by giving kids practical tools to learn how to deal with frustration, aggression, social skills, disappointment, and anxiety? This is very practical and can be applied to kids of all ages and situations.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
424 Ratings

424 Ratings

America1938 ,

Kirk Gets It

I love this podcast, Kirk completely understands strong willed children and how their brains work. He also understands parents and the mistakes parents make trying to help them. Great tools

N Munoz ,

This podcast is a must

Love this podcast. It’s seriously helping change my mindset about raising my awesome strong willed child. The only thing I would change is the length. I wish it was a little longer because sometimes I feel like it’s barely long enough and I’d like him to go a little deeper explaining things

Jamie Ponca City ,

Tears Flowing

Wow! Short and perfect episodes! His Dad talk is so spot on and husband and wife. Something I could not put into words but he can. Praise! Tears!

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