By Kirk Martin
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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 600,000 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 Emily@CelebrateCalm.com.
||CleanNo More Excuses, Kids! You Have Unique Advantages (For Parents & Teachers)||It’s heartbreaking to hear kids say, “I’m stupid” and shut down. Your kids have struggles, but I don’t want to coddle them or make excuses. In fact, I want you to turn their negatives into positives. Listen until the end for one of the most po||1/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWant Responsible, Respectful Kids? Do The Step Back.||Yeah, I know we all want the same thing: kids who are responsible, respectful and become good citizens. I’m going to share a very powerful secret that will get your kids to actually step up and be responsible for themselves. It will eliminate so many||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGet Your Strong-Willed Kids to Do Stuff Without The Fight||Get Your Strong-Willed Kids to Do Stuff Without The Fight You have a strong-willed child who automatically resists you at every turn, chooses the harder path, and won’t do things the way you want them to be done. Kirk gives you 5 ways to get your kids||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParenting is Hard. 2 Ways to Keep Your Sanity in 2019.||You had children. Why? What were your expectations? I bet life has turned out very different than you have envisioned it. That can either cause you to resent your strong-willed child or break generational patterns so your kids don’t struggle with the||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStop Power Struggles With Strong-Willed Kids||Stop Power Struggles With Strong-Willed Kids Do you need your children to behave, precisely because you cannot control yourself if they don’t? If your child is in a bad mood, does this change your mood? In this short podcast, Kirk shows you how to con||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQ:A: Hubby On Board? Rude or Anxious Kids.||“My son has had an attitude lately. How can we change that?” Kirk gives you an entirely different way to frame this. “How can I get my hubby on board?” Kirk gives you four different scripts and one blunt approach. “How can we get our daughter||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConcerned About Social Skills?||Kirk explains why your kids get along better with adults, younger kids, and/or animals…but struggle with peers. Should you be concerned? Should your child see a counselor for this? His answer may surprise you. Not for the faint of heart so be ready to||12/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStop Trying to Fix Your Kids—Train Their Brains||Stop Trying to Fix Your Kids—Train Their Brains Have kids who forget to turn in homework, feel "dumb," get overwhelmed, blurt out, or struggle in school? Society will crush your child’s spirit and destroy their confidence. So you must teach your kid||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDe-Escalate & Discipline A Defiant Child: My Best Podcast Ever||De-Escalate & Discipline A Defiant Child: My Best Podcast Ever This 30-minute podcast will change how you handle meltdowns, yelling, and discipline in your home. Ever feel helpless when your kids are out of control or defiant? So do your kids. So learn||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQ&A Lightning Round: Fairness, Getting Kids to Be Responsible & Calming Upset Students||Q&A: Fairness, Getting Kids to Be Responsible & Calming Upset Students Kirk answers 6 tough questions from parents and teachers in this lightning round format. As always, his strategies are practical, creative, and they work! · How do we get kids||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWatch Your Tone! Calming Intense Kids.||Watch Your Tone! Calming Intense Kids. Your child gets upset, lashes out, picks on her brother, and the family walks on eggshells around her. Then she beats herself up. Yelling won't work. But talking to her with a sweet, affirming tone will actually ma||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Kids Push Buttons & Yell at Mom||Your kids are expert button-pushers. So how do you respond instead of react? A child yells at his mom, dad yells at the child, and then mom has to clean up the mess. Hubby feels criticized and checks out. Resentments build. Tonight when a tense situatio||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConsequences for Lying & Bad Behavior: A Radically Different Approach||Consequences for Lying & Bad Behavior: A Radically Different Approach Your child lies, misbehaves, and does things that erode trust. Consequences won’t work. But THIS radically different approach will actually change your child’s behavior faster tha||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStop Endless Arguments Over Sleep, Homework, Phones & More||Stop Endless Arguments Over Sleep, Homework, Phones & More September 4, 2018 How do you get your relentless child to stop arguing and take ownership of his choices? How do you de-escalate in the moment AND get your child to be responsible for his own ho||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE SMART*** KID WHO CHANGED THE WORLD||THE SMART*** KID WHO CHANGED THE WORLD Kirk's never told this story before, partly because it's so personal and emotional, but it's what prompted him to create the ADHD University program a few years ago. I bet you'll see your child in this story. But I||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMassive Meltdown & Destructive Defiance||Massive Meltdown & Destructive Defiance Do your kids ever meltdown, shut down, or throw down when you ask them to do things or go new places? It usually creates an ugly scene with everyone in tears. But Kirk will show you in 14 minutes exactly how to ch||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisciplining Calculating, Willful Children||Disciplining Calculating, Willful Children I don't know why I cried throughout this podcast—I’m getting all soft and it’s uncomfortable! But it usually means that it’s really good insight you need into these challenging kids. Listen to th||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Myth of the Well—Behaved Child||The Myth of the Well—Behaved Child This is a super emotional podcast that will change the way you view your child. We spend all our time wanting a child with good grades and good behavior. I don’t. Focusing on behavior and endless consequences (that||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCasey: 5 Ways to Disagree Without Losing Everything||5 Ways to Disagree Without Losing Everything So many situations escalate that simply don't have to. How do you disagree without ruining your relationship? How can you actually build trust while disagreeing? How can you rebuild the connection with your k||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBob The Nuclear Reactor—5 Keys to Stop Reacting||Bob The Nuclear Reactor—5 Keys to Stop Reacting For some reason, I got really emotional during this podcast. Be warned: this is not for the faint of the heart. My five points are brutal, but they will free you from the constant power struggles with yo||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToddlers to Teens: Tantrums, Defiance & Meltdowns||Toddlers to Teens: Tantrums, Defiance & Meltdowns Think the strategies to help toddlers and teens are different? Then I challenge you to listen to this podcast to learn how you can stop tantrums, meltdowns, and defiance using the same exact strategies w||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 Summer Survival Strategies||6 Summer Survival Strategies How can you have fun this summer, while doing purposeful activities that don’t involve endless sibling squabbles and reliance on screens? Kirk will give you five practical ways to stimulate your kids’ brains, build their||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBetter Than Behavior Charts? Build Confidence Instead of Crushing Spirits.||Jacob is a student just like millions of others in class right now. He struggles with impulse control issues and often gets in trouble for blurting out and not keeping his hands to himself. He interrupts the teacher and sometimes refuses to do his work.||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanADHD & Medication? A Unique Approach & 10 Tools.||ADHD & Medication? A Unique Approach & 10 Tools. May 1, 2018 This is one of the best podcasts Kirk has ever recorded. Even if your child doesn’t have ADHD—but struggles with focus, attention, impulse control, executive function, writing, organizati||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpace: 5 Ways To Correct, Calm, and Command Kids Without A Fight||Space: 5 Ways To Correct, Calm, and Command Kids Without A Fight April 23, 2018 How can you correct kids’ homework without them getting upset? How do you calm a frustrated or irritated child? How do you get them to do chores without the fight? How do||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGet Kids Off Screens: The Real Secret||Is technology pitting you against your kids with endless power struggles over video games, TV, cell phones and social media? Do you feel pressure to give your toddler an iPad already? Would you child play Minecraft all day if allowed? Are you afraid you||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMEN: 5 Quick, Practical Tips to Get the Respect You Want||Wives, tell your husbands, “All I want for Mother's Day is for you to take 15 minutes to listen to this.” It’s a great gift. Guys, you want respect. Here are 5 ways to get it very quickly. Learn how to calm upset kids, motivate kids in positive wa||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGet Your Kids to Make Good Choices: Two Practical Ideas You Can Use Tonight.||Your kids are impulsive and make bad choices. Then they get in trouble and you end up fighting. It's exhausting. How can you get your kids to own their choices and be responsible for themselves? Kirk gives you two very powerful and concrete strategies i||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Emotional Story: Change Your Child by Changing Yourself First||Your child can’t deal with changes and disappointment. Or he screams and says inappropriate things. Situations escalate. In this emotional story, Kirk tells you how to lead an upset child to calm and build trust by controlling yourself instead of the||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMorning Madness: 10 Ways to Get Kids Up Without Fights||Morning Madness: 10 Ways to Get Kids Up Without Fights Tired of morning routine battles? Kirk provides 10 practical, concrete (and even very funny!) strategies to get kids off to school without the yelling and fights. You can try these tomorrow morning||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntense Kids: 2 Ways to Calm & Build Confidence||Intense Kids: 2 Ways to Calm & Build Confidence Stumped how to calm an upset child? Kirk shows you how to use your own intensity to calm really upset kids and build their confidence. You can use these two strategies today! Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.co||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelp With ADHD—Angry Kirk!||Help With ADHD—Angry Kirk! It’s hard parenting a child with symptoms of ADHD, especially when society judges and says there’s something wrong with your kids. Kirk got a little angry, but used that to give you practical tools to build your child’||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 Ways to Motivate Kids||7 Ways to Motivate Kids How do you motivate kids who are bright, but not academically motivated? Bribes and consequences never work. So Kirk shares 7 real life stories applying his three-step process for sparking a child’s internal motivation. This is||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKids Interrupting? Entitled? Creating Boundaries.||Kids Interrupting? Entitled? Need Some Space? How do you get your kids to stop interrupting you and acting like they are your peers? How do you handle that teenager who’s become entitled? Kirk’s blunt answers may surprise you (and make you laugh). L||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeachers: Sensory, Social Skills & Transitions in Class||Teachers: Sensory, Social Skills & Transitions in Class Kirk provides two practical, concrete classroom examples to help kids who struggle with social skills, executive function, sensory issues, transitions, and more. This fifteen minute podcast is fil||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecret Discipline Tool: Men, Moms & Marriage||Secret Discipline Tool: Men, Moms & Marriage: Using this secret weapon will change your child’s behavior more quickly than you can imagine. And it has absolutely nothing to do with your kids. Learn 10 very practical (and funny) tips that every man (an||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeachers: Behavior Issues in Class? 10 Ideas.||Do you have a child or student who struggles with behavior, impulse control, social skills, following directions, anxiety, and/or sensory issues. How can you handle all of these issues and build a child’s confidence at the same time? Learn practical w||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanControversial: Kid Flips Off His Dad||What do you do when your kids say awful things to you? Does being calm mean you let them get away with it? No! In this example, Kirk shows you how to turn a highly charged confrontation into a bonding experience. It’s powerful and practical. Email Cas||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCalming Anxious and Defiant Children||How can you calm an upset, anxious child who is freaking out? Is your child being defiant or anxious? Kirk shows you exactly how to turn a nasty power struggle into an opportunity to build confidence and trust. Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com or call 888-||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Kids Are Defiant: Teaching Without Escalating||So what do you do when your child just flat out refuses to do what you ask? How can you teach your kids without lecturing, yelling, or escalating situations? Learn very practical steps through Kirk's infamous "Rake Leaves" example with his son, Casey. E||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscipline When Consequences Don't Work||How do you discipline a child who doesn't respond to consequences? Who doesn't ever want to do things the way you want? How can you discipline without making your child feel like a failure? Kirk will show you how to handle misbehavior, blurting out, lyi||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStop Yelling, Lecturing, & Power Struggles||Live Podcast from North Carolina Home Educators Convention Keynote Address: Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child? Do you want your child to take responsibility for his school wor||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Thanks for your work
I enjoy listening to your podcast. I have a strong willed child with adhd and odd. Sometimes as a parent I feel so helpless like no matter how hard I try we can’t have a good relationship. Listening to your podcast gives me hope because your son Casey was also strong willed. I enjoy your topics and your concrete strategies. Keep up the great content and I hope to see you live.
Thank you! Your podcast and your wisdom is changing my life. I also really appreciate how you approach it and how you say the stuff that’s going through my head. 😂 I just started listening and I’m trying to soak it all in.
This Changes Things!!
I LOVE this podcast! I listen to it when I’m getting ready for my day...or when I’m on a break to get a fresh perspective.
We’ve been listening to Celebrate Calm for 3 years now...Got a couple cd’s to start, then finally bought the entire CD collection last year. This has been so life changing for us... I have gained a whole new understanding of myself and my kids...and have a new toolbox and skill set to use in dealing with people.
The “30 Days to Calm” program has been a game-changer for me...we HAVE TO start with ourselves first! Learning to treat myself with care and respect...Getting in touch with God and His heart of grace and mercy towards me...understanding the roots and triggers of my own anxiety...taking steps to pro-actively reduce my stress and anxiety, and learning practical tools to respond to stressful situations in a healthier way. Learning to calm myself and ways to de-escalate situations and lead my children to calm.
Do I do this perfectly??
But I am encouraged as I’m reminded that I am “a great mom! A purposeful parent.” I make mistakes...even HUGE ones sometimes...but I can receive God’s grace and model humility and ask for forgiveness from my kids and my husband.
And Kirk and Casey ARE real people...who invest in families. Casey talked with us over the phone...listened to our family’s story and understood us...helped us with ordering our CD’s, as well as well as taking care of us when one of our CD’s wouldn’t play in our CD player.
Kirk also took the time to email me and help me with some practical steps when I was stumped about a recurring scenario with me and my kids.
So thankful for Celebrate Calm, Kirk & Casey Martin, and the amazing wife/mother who has supported & put up with you guys!! God Bless Her!!
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