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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 refre ...
 
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A Message For Kids: You Do Not Need To Be Fixed A lot of young people feel misunderstood and judged. They go through life feeling like everyone is trying to fix them. So I recorded this short podcast to tell young people the truth: (1) You do not need to be fixed and there is nothing wrong with your brain. (2) You have unique advantages that others…
 
When Your Child Thrashes About—Teach Them To Be Responsible Ever have a child lose it over little things? Want your child to learn how to be responsible for himself? Kirk shows you how to resist jumping in to fix situations so your kids can develop the confidence and resilience to solve their own problems. Super good, super important lessons so ple…
 
My Mom is 87 and has fought for decades through many battles. She is an amazing woman. The fight, though, appears to be fading in the twilight of her life. She can no longer read emails or cards, so I wanted to send her a tribute she can listen to over and over again. And by proxy thank all the Moms who sacrifice for their children.…
 
How A Dad Stopped a Power Struggle Over School So I almost sobbed throughout this podcast. How do you turn a power struggle over school work into a bonding experience? How can Moms be free from the burden, guilt, and anxiety over trying to make everyone happy? Our Mother's Day Sale Ends This Weekend! You get the Calm Couples Marriage Mentoring Prog…
 
No, Your Kids DO NOT Want Your Attention—They Want This. What if there was one tool you could use to calm an upset child, motivate your child to behave better, and stop arguments, defiance and hitting siblings? Kirk shows you how in this enlightening, very practical podcast. Our Mother's Day Sale Ends This Weekend! You get the Calm Couples Marriage…
 
Why Kids Resist Your Help You’re trying to help your kids with school, making something, cooking, sports, a chore. And they resist you. It’s frustrating! Your tone shifts and now it’s WWIII. Kirk shares how you can change this so your kids listen to you. Our Mother's Day Sale Begins NOW! You get the Calm Couples Marriage Mentoring Program FREE with…
 
Stop Meltdowns & Fights, Improve Focus & Sleep Our kids can be so frustrating that we try to constantly change them. But what if the solution is right there in front of you? Kirk shows you how to help your kids with sleep, school, calming down, and more by using one simple trick. Want personal mentoring with Kirk via Phone? Click here to learn abou…
 
10 Tips for Kids Ages 2-7 Tired of repeating things, threatening time-outs, and saying, “No!” or “Stop!” 378 times per day? Kirk shows you very specific, concrete ways to get younger kids to listen, focus, calm down when upset, stop from running away/into streets, succeed in school, and a lot more! Please share with other parents, teachers, and MOP…
 
My Son Pushes My Buttons On Purpose. Your child actively seeks to annoy you or push your buttons. And you react. It’s a vicious cycle that you have the power to stop. Kirk shows you how. GET THE CONFIDENCE YOU NEED TO LEAD YOUR KIDS. Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com. Tell us your family situation and we’ll put together a custom package to meet your sp…
 
How to Set Limits & Use Tough Discipline Being calm doesn't mean being soft or sweet--it means you stay in control of yourself while you discipline your kids. Kirk gives you scripts and principles to develop a game plan for discipline in your home. Top 5 Podcast of 2021. This is very important so please share. GET THE CONFIDENCE YOU NEED TO LEAD YO…
 
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. GET THE CONFIDENCE YOU NEED TO LEAD YOUR KIDS. Email Casey@CelebrateCal…
 
Get Rid of Your Child's Shame This Week Have a child who lies, won't look you in the eyes, makes up excuses, lashes out when in trouble, and/or gives up when things get tough? Kirk shows you how to change these behaviors in this powerful podcast. Please share with others. GET THE CONFIDENCE YOU NEED TO LEAD YOUR KIDS. Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com.…
 
BONUS PODCAST! Boy Can’t Lose Games, Girl Hanging Out with “Wrong” Friends You have a child who gets upset when he loses games, is hanging out with questionable friends, or is questioning her faith. How can you use this to your advantage? Kirk helps you see these situations in a completely different way. Want personal mentoring with Kirk via Phone?…
 
3 Ways to Get Calm, Compliance & Contrition Want your child to listen to you, calm down when upset, and show contrition? Consequences haven’t worked, so Kirk shows you three (actually six!) creative and effective ways to change your relationship. Very powerful. Want personal mentoring with Kirk via Phone? Click here to learn about mentoring package…
 
Stop Projecting Adult Expectations On Your Kids How do you motivate kids ages 2-22 without crushing their spirits or causing them to shut down? How can you control your own anxiety about your child's future? Kirk shows you how to repair your relationship. Want personal mentoring with Kirk via Phone? Click here to learn about mentoring packages. We …
 
3 Quick Ideas for Teachers Have a student who struggles with focus, impulsivity, blurting out, transitions, anxiety, and/or social skills? Kirk gives teachers three very practical ideas with scripts to use tomorrow to improve behavior while building a child's confidence. Please share this with teachers, principals, and your PTA. Email Casey@Celebra…
 
Why You Should NOT Talk About A Child's Feelings Have kids who struggle with feeling frustrated, angry, or anxious? Of course! There are times when you should NOT ask your kids to “identify their emotions” or “express their feelings.” Kirk shows you a different way and provides an actual script for you to help your kids deal with their emotions. GE…
 
This F Word Improves Grades and Homework Do you have a child who resists, melts down, or shuts down when doing homework or school work? Kirk gives you 10 Do's and Don'ts (and how to leverage this important F word) to improve grades and homework without the power struggles. Use these at home and in the classroom. GET THE CONFIDENCE YOU NEED TO LEAD …
 
"Ugh! Another Call About School!" No one really understands the challenges your kids face in school with short-term memory, processing, and getting along with kids their own age. It’s draining. Afternoon/homework meltdowns are frequent. Behavior charts and consequences don’t work. Kirk shares three positive tools to help with focus, anxiety, blurti…
 
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 youn…
 
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. Valentine's Day Sale ENDS Monday at Midnight! You get 60% OFF the Calm Parenting…
 
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 yelli…
 
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. Our Valentine's Day Sale Ends This Weekend! You get the Calm Couples Marriage Mentoring Program FREE with your purchase of the Calm Parenting Packa…
 
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 a…
 
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. Our Valentine's Day Sale Begins NOW! You get the Calm Couples Marriage Mentori…
 
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