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We believe in purposeful parenting. While we may stumble into truths as parents (and God fills the gaps), it’s important that we think of the adults we want our kids to become and work backwards. In this podcast, we talk with Christian leaders about the principles of parenting they used and the mistakes they made.
 
Calm Christian Parenting Podcast Have a strong-willed child who argues like an attorney, refuses to listen, melts down, and doesn’t respond to consequences? Good! CelebrateCalm.com Founder Kirk Martin and his son, Casey, have equipped almost 1,000,000 parents with practical, life-changing strategies that actually work. Stop the yelling, defiance, and power struggles AND build a close, trusting relationship that mirrors the heart of God the Father toward His children. Questions? Visit us at w ...
 
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Dads: Want Kids to Listen? Here's A Game Plan It seems like your kids are constantly in trouble, misbehaving, and getting consequences that don't work. So how do you get your kids to actually listen to and respect you? Kirk gives you a specific game plan to implement this week. Families are struggling now, more than ever. And through this special p…
 
Why Your Goal Shouldn't Be "Obedient" Children Parents often say their primary objective is for their kids to be obedient or "warriors for the Kingdom." But what if this is the wrong focus for your kids? In this challenging, but insightful podcast, Kirk provides clarity and clearly defines what your goal should be and how to accomplish it.…
 
How You Discipline Can Determine How Your Kids View God (Kirk's Testimony) My Dad was fairly harsh, intimidating, and never seemed pleased with me. It's not surprising then that I've struggled with my view of God. That, in turn, impacted how I disciplined Casey. And how he viewed God. How you view God often determines how you discipline your kids A…
 
Why Obedience is NOT the Highest Goal For Your Kids Of course you want your child to listen to and trust in God. But sometimes compliance to parents can be arbitrary and reinforce a law-based approach that isn't healthy. Kirk shares a unique perspective on even higher character attributes to instill in your children. Have questions? Email Kirk@Cele…
 
When approaching conversations about heated/emotional topics, there are probably 10 tips I could offer. But for now, I will offer six. This assumes that you want to build relationships, learn, and be constructive. (If you just want to spout your opinion and don't care what emotional shape you leave another person in, then just do what 99% of people…
 
When Kids Question Your Faith Your child questions your faith or gets angry when you talk about salvation or church. If you react defensively or push, you risk driving your child further away. How do you use this as an opportunity to bond with your child and draw him/her closer to God? We have slashed prices on all of our resources at www.Celebrate…
 
The Myth of Immediate Obedience Have a child whose initial response to your requests is “No” or “Why”? Were you raised to think that kids are supposed to be immediately obedient? In this challenging podcast, Kirk shows you how destructive this can be while giving you an alternative way to get your kids to listen. This is critical if you have a stro…
 
Discipline Like God Does Kirk posits three thoughts in this short, but important podcast. (1) How you view God the Father will impact how you discipline your kids. (2) Proverbs 3 says God corrects us like a father who delights in his child. Are you enjoying your challenging child? (3) You are modeling God for your kids in how you discipline. How wi…
 
Tough Discipline—Get Your Kids to Listen Good discipline always leads to a closer, more trusting relationship. Relationships change behavior more than consequences. But there are times when kids just need to listen to and respect you. Kirk shows you how to discipline in a firm, even, matter-of-fact manner using very few words, but a single action s…
 
Coronavirus: 9 Ways to Counter the Anxiety The best way to counter the anxiety caused by the unknowns of the pandemic is to create an action plan with specific goals. Let’s use this opportunity to break old patterns, learn new skills, and change our relationships. Kirk gives you 9 ideas. For more practical strategies, podcasts, and blog posts, plea…
 
Lessons from the Prodigal Son Do you have a strong-willed or wayward child who has to touch the hot stove before learning? Good. This can be an opportunity to build a closer relationship with your child. Kirk shows you how the parents in this Luke 15 story created an environment that encouraged their child to humble himself and come home. Need help…
 
How to Calm A Defiant, Upset Child Your child is yelling at you or melting down. How do you de-escalate the situation and calm an upset child? How can Dads respond differently? Kirk shows you exactly what to do, with specific words and action steps to put out the “emotional fire.” Need help or want to book Kirk at your church, school, or foster/ado…
 
Motivating the Strong-Willed Child You have a child who wants to do things the hard way, creates power struggles over everything, and wants to do things on his own terms. Your child doesn’t care about consequences and traditional discipline methods don’t work. So how can you get these kids to change? Need help or want to book Kirk at your church, s…
 
In this episode, September gives encouragement through some of your most difficult parenting moments and also challenges me to set a high standard in the home. You can buy September's book here: http://amzn.to/2AOYrfX 1:00 You will be disappointed if you're not intentional 3:00 Family Mission Statement 4:00 Calling up! 10:00 A Woman’s and Mother’s …
 
Asheritah's book "Unwrapping the Names of Jesus: An Advent Devotional" is a GREAT way to reorient your family back to Jesus this Christmas. I especially love her balance between Jesus and Santa during Christmas. 2:00 Who do you want you girls to become? "God is my happiness" 4:00: Being strong in the Lord as opposed to allowing culture to define yo…
 
Jill Savage if back! Last episode we talked about parenting, this episode was focused on marriage. 3:00 Been married 33 years, 25 happily 14:00 The 7 slow fades 18:00 The strength of showing emotion 21:00 The Inch vs a Mile 24:00 God tools 26:00 Does this hurt me or just Irritate me 29:00 Hedges, Be careful what you feed your mind 32:00 Infadelity,…
 
Jennifer is the author of "When Sorry Isn't Enough: Making Things Right with Those You Love". She explains the importance of and how to apologize. 3:00 How to eliminate old scripts 5:00 Different apology languages 10:30 Assuming the worst 13:00 Don't let offenses build up. Apologizing is a muscle 15:00 Forgive vs Forget 17:00 What is forbearance? 2…
 
John is the father of 6 and has been host of the Focus on the Family Broadcast for decades. His book is First Time Dad: The Stuff You Really Need to Know: http://amzn.to/2xajcD9 5:00 The proper vision for your kids, Jeremiah 9:23 8:00 Motivating by heart or fear 11:00 How to not teach kids to perform, parable of the talents 13:00 Are you a dad of l…
 
This episode is specifically for single moms and for everyone who has a heart for single moms. 2:00 We Parent on purpose or by default. 5:00 Being brought to nothing 10:00 Playing the role of mom and dad 14:30 Longing for a home 16:00 The enemy has a 2 pronged strategy 19:00 How to find rest 25:30 Still waiting for Proverbs 22:6 34:00 Why her daugh…
 
And these really are 8 simple rules. 11:00 Don't blow out the bridge 14:00 Listening is like cheating on the test 18:00 The importance of physical touch for your kids 24:00 How to raise your kids to be flexible/what to do if your kids don't want to go to bed 33:00 God designed you to be a great parent 38:00 The two keys to regular family times Here…
 
This episode is mostly for parents of girls. It's about teaching girls why they should dress modestly. Her book and matching devo book (for daughter and mom) highlights scripture's definition of beauty, which is contrary to modern culture's definition. It's a must read for parents of girls. 5:00 Why eating disorder patients are getting younger 7:00…
 
5:00 Other people make your screen addiction as addictive as possible 6:00 Why boys play video games 14:00 The A+ Social Skills: Affection, Appreciation, Anger Management, Apology and Attention 22:00 This addiction kills gatitude 27:00 What a Social Media world does to girls 35:00 How to get kids to love real life vs fake life 39:00 How to break yo…
 
9:00 The importance of grandparents fostering an identity for kids and grandkids 16:00 The challenges of being an empty nester and how to aways live a life of adventure 20:00 Why your kids should not be the center of your universe 22:00 Mutual Submission vs Mutual Empowerment 29:30 Who is going to be first like Jesus? 33:30 Being "quick to brag" ab…
 
How to raise your kids on your knees. 11:00 What happens when Jesus is not first in your home and how the world fills the gap 15:00, Remembering that God loves my kids more than I do. 19:00, The importance of working on your own heart, "You won't treat your kids any better than you treat yourself" If nothing else, start at 20:00 and listen to the d…
 
Please read "Raising Awesome Kids" and for men, "Mighty Man of God". We talk in this episode about having a relationship with God vs a life of rules, what it means to submit, why kids need to OBEY and respect, how to have real heart to heart talks with your kids and how to work on your kids heart as opposed to their actions alone.…
 
Jennifer has her 3 college aged kids come back home once a week for a family devotional. I definitely want to know what she did to make that happen! How to teach your kids to be in awe of God, The importance of date nights, How to give your kids the best gift: a good marriage, What a family devotional looks like, How God fills the gaps. http://www.…
 
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