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Author: 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 1,000,000 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, ASD, 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

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When Kids Say “No” Or Ask “Why?” Reflexively  So either your child is inherently a rebellious, defiant, difficult kid…or there is something else going on when you ask them to do something and they respond by saying, “No” or asking “Why?” Kirk explains why your kids ask why and how you can get your kids to be responsible without escalating situations. Our Spring Sale Ends This Week: You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our Spring Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/products/ Questions? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com and he'll be happy to help out personally. Get an exclusive 15% off your first OneSkin purchase using the code KIRK when you checkout at https://oneskin.co/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How to Avoid Poisoning Your Child’s Confidence What happens to a child who begins to internalize from a young age, “I’m a bad kid, I’m slow so I’m not smart, I’m always in trouble, my parents are never happy with me, there’s something wrong with me, or I’m not as smart as my siblings?” That will sabotage yourchild’s success and relationships for a lifetime. Kirk shows you how to cultivate your child’s confidence and guiding internal dialogue. We Are Extending Our Spring Sale into April: You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our Spring Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/products/ Questions? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com and he'll be happy to help out personally. Get an exclusive 15% off your first OneSkin purchase using the code KIRK when you checkout at https://oneskin.co/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why Do Your Neuro-Divergent Kids Do These Things? Do you have a child who is disorganized, forgetful and seems to have selective hearing? Does your child struggle with writing and get frustrated trying to get thoughts from head to paper? What about a bossy child who likes to control people and situations (or maybe that’s your spouse?!)? How about a child who melts down over little things? Kirk shares practical ideas to help your kids with these challenges and more. We Are Extending Our Spring Sale into April: You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our Spring Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/products/ Questions? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com and he'll be happy to help out personally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Quickest Way to Change Your Child’s Behavior Do you have a child who doesn’t want to listen, blames others, doesn’t clean up his or her room, is unmotivated, talks back like an attorney, refuses to sleep or eat or do homework, touches the hot stove rather than doing what you ask? Of course you do! Kirk shows you the most powerful way to change your child’s behavior, and do it quickly. Learn more at CelebrateCalm.com.  We Are Extending Our Spring Sale into April: You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our Spring Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/products/ Questions? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com and he'll be happy to help out personally. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3 & K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase exclusively at https://drinkAG1.com/calm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Defiant, Moody Child Won’t Stop & Blames You: 5 Ways to Stop This You have a child who gets moody and disrespectful. You tell her that attitude is not tolerated in your home. She keeps coming at you. You try staying calm, but eventually everyone ends up yelling and you impose consequences. She then blames you for her attitude. How can you stop this vicious cycle? Kirk gives you specific action steps and a script. Learn more at CelebrateCalm.com. This is the final week of our Spring Sale: You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our Spring Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/products/ Questions? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com and he'll be happy to help out personally. Visit wholelifepet.com/podcast and use promo code CALM to get 25% off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Child Not Living Up To Your Expectations? Use This Script. Do you have a child who procrastinates, doesn’t listen, is impulsive and disorganized? You’ll likely struggle with this thought: how in the world is this strong-willed child going to be successful? Your anxiety over your child’s future will cause your child to fight you, ignore you, or shut down. Kirk gives you an actual script that will motivate your child and build his or her confidence. Learn more at CelebrateCalm.com.  This is the final week of our Spring Sale: You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our Spring Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/products/ Questions? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com and he'll be happy to help out personally. Visit wholelifepet.com/podcast and use promo code CALM to get 25% off your first order. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3 & K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase exclusively at https://drinkAG1.com/calm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Get Your Kids to Listen Without Being Mean or Asking 12 Times Do you ever feel like you have to ask your child 12 times just to do something simple like put their shoes on and get in the car? And then you rightfully get frustrated, adopt a demanding tone, trigger more resistance, and then end up yelling? Of course you’ve experienced this! Listen to learn three strategies to get your kids to listen without being mean or asking 12 times! Our Spring Sale Continues This Week: You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our Spring Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/products/ Questions? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com and he'll be happy to help out personally. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3 & K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase exclusively at https://drinkAG1.com/calm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
You Did What?! Disobeying & Lying About It Your child trades another kid at school for something you don’t approve of. Then hides it and lies about it. This is a great story and a perfect example for what NOT to do and more importantly, what TO do. Kirk shows you 10 concrete action steps to turn this into a huge teaching opportunity. Our Spring Sale Continues This Week: You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our Spring Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/products/ Questions? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com and he'll be happy to help out! Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3 & K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase exclusively at https://drinkAG1.com/calm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why Kids Choose Consequences Over Simply Doing What You Ask You give a strong-willed child a simple instruction. If they would simply do what you asked, they’d be done in 7 minutes. But they would rather argue for 7 hours, days or weeks and lose everything they own. It’s infuriating and frustrating! Kirk shows you WHY your kids do this and HOW you can change this. Learn more at CelebrateCalm.com.  Our Spring Sale Begins NOW! You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF Workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our Spring Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/products/ Questions? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com and he'll be happy to help out! Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3 & K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase exclusively at https://drinkAG1.com/calm. Visit https://wholelifepet.com/ and use promo code CALM to get 25% off your first order with free shipping over $50. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When Kids Want To Do Things Their Own Way! Chloe wants to tie her own karate belt in the morning before practice. But she doesn’t really know how to do it. And if you try to help her, you will feel the venom. But if you don’t help her, you’ll be late or she’ll get even more frustrated. So what do you do when you have a strong-willed child who wants to do things their own way? Kirk gives you a specific script and action plan to use with kids like ours. Our Winter Sale Continues This Week: You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF Workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our Winter Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/products/ Questions? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com and he'll be happy to help out! Visit https://wholelifepet.com/ and use promo code CALM to get 25% off your first order with free shipping over $50. Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/calmfree and use code calmfree for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Angry, Aggressive Child Who Swears, Lies, Lashes Out Do you have a child who lies, swears, who lashes out at others and even at himself? Are you a Mom caught in the middle between father and child? Kirk gives you a game plan and scripts to make lasting changes. Our Winter Sale Continues This Week: You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF Workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our Winter Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/products/ Visit https://wholelifepet.com/ and use promo code CALM to get 25% off your first order with free shipping over $50. Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/calmfree and use code calmfree for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
You Are NOT Responsible For Your Child’s Happiness, Mood or Gratitude This is hard. Some of you were emotionally abandoned as a child. Some were dismissed and ignored. Some of you are empaths and feel emotions deeply. So how can you stay connected with your child while you teach them how to handle the inevitable disappointment, frustration, and boredom of life? Kirk shows you how in this important podcast. Our Winter Sale Continues This Week: You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF Workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our Winter Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/products/ Visit https://wholelifepet.com/ and use promo code CALM to get 25% off your first order with free shipping over $50. Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/calmfree and use code calmfree for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. Get your kids something they will actually LOVE, use, and look forward to getting all throughout the coming year. Build your child’s confidence NOW! Visit https://crunchlabs.com/CALM and get your kids CrunchLabs today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kids Are NOT Supposed To Be Immediately Obedient How many of you have been told kids are supposed to be immediately obedient? Maybe you were raised with that awful little saying, “Obey right away, all the way, with a happy heart.” And now you have a strong-willed child who I can guarantee will NEVER listen the first time. You will judged and question yourself, as if you are doing something wrong. I want to show you a different and  better way to raise a curious, loving, and responsible child.  Our Winter Sale Begins NOW: You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF Workbooks. Make 2024different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our Winter Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/products/ Visit https://wholelifepet.com/ and use promo code CALM to get 25% off your first order with free shipping over $50. Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/calmfree and use code calmfree for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. Get your kids something they will actually LOVE, use, and look forward to getting all throughout the coming year. Build your child’s confidence NOW! Visit https://crunchlabs.com/CALM and get your kids CrunchLabs today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When Childhood Trauma Affects Parenting: 3 Ideas to Help You Parenting a strong-willed child is hard enough. But when you’ve had a traumatic or difficult childhood, those patterns you learned instinctively as a child to protect yourself have a way of rearing their ugly head as an adult. So let’s unwind some of this and begin reconstructing a healthy you. Our Winter Sale Begins NOW: You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our Winter Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/products/ Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/calmfree and use code calmfree for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. Get your kids something they will actually LOVE, use, and look forward to getting all throughout the coming year. Build your child’s confidence NOW! Visit https://crunchlabs.com/CALM and get your kids CrunchLabs today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
From Authoritarian to Connected Parenting (Without Being Too Sweet) Many of you grew up with an authoritarian parent who used fear to change your outward behavior while ruining your relationship. We don’t want that. So how can you create connection, build a trusting relationship, and teach your kids to control themselves…without being too harsh OR too sweet and getting walked all over? This is the final week of our New Year's Sale. You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our New Year's Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/calm-2024 Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/calmfree and use code calmfree for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stop Whining, Complaining & Tantrums NOW! Do you have a child who whines, complains and throws tantrums? Of course you do! Because you’re a parent. I know it’s irritating and exhausting, but I have some great strategies to stop these tantrums. Let’s break these patterns as we start the New Year. Our New Year's Sale Continues This Week. You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our New Year's Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/calm-2024 Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/calmfree and use code calmfree for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. A Revolutionary Baby Monitor is Born. Visit https://www.masimostork.com/ to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stop Anxiety, Perfectionism & Controlling People’s Emotions Have you noticed that your anxiety as a parent actually backfires and causes the exact opposite response you want from your kids? When you try to rush them, they move more slowly! When you push, they resist even more. When you lecture to motivate them, they shut down. So how can you break this cycle of frustration, stop trying to make everyone happy, and let go of perfectionism? Kirk shows you how. Our New Year's Sale Begins NOW: You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You get 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF workbooks. Make 2024 different. Click here to learn more and take advantage of our New Year's Sale: https://celebratecalm.com/calm-2024 Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/calmfree and use code calmfree for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. Get your kids something they will actually LOVE, use, and look forward to getting all throughout the coming year. Build your child’s confidence NOW! Visit https://crunchlabs.com/CALM and get your kids CrunchLabs today! A Revolutionary Baby Monitor is Born. Visit https://www.masimostork.com/ to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When Plans Change: Kids Who Lose It When Disappointed Do you have a child who loses it when plans change, when they face disappointment, during transitions? Most strong-willed and neurodivergent kids struggle with this. So in this special holiday episode when your schedule is going to be messed up, Kirk gives you practical tools to help kids when plans change. Our Christmas Clearance Sale ends Monday at Midnight! Take advantage of the Lowest Prices of the Year at https://celebratecalm.com/christmas-clearance Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/calmfree and use code calmfree for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. Get your kids something they will actually LOVE, use, and look forward to getting all throughout the coming year. Build your child’s confidence NOW! Visit https://crunchlabs.com/CALM and get your kids CrunchLabs today! A Revolutionary Baby Monitor is Born. Visit https://www.masimostork.com/ to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When Your Child Provokes You: 3 Ways to Stop Reacting Your child is an expert at pushing your buttons. And it’s even worse when you are tired, irritated and anxious. THAT creates even more power struggles. So how can you stop these power struggles with your kids AND not feel so stressed and irritated? Kirk gives you three strategies from our flagship 30 Days to Calm Program to begin implementing today. Our Christmas Clearance Sale Ends This Weekend Take advantage of the Lowest Prices of the Year at https://celebratecalm.com/christmas-clearance Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/calmfree and use code calmfree for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. Get your kids something they will actually LOVE, use, and look forward to getting all throughout the coming year. Build your child’s confidence NOW! Visit https://crunchlabs.com/CALM and get your kids CrunchLabs today! A Revolutionary Baby Monitor is Born. Visit https://www.masimostork.com/ to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Grumpy Kid? How to Change This (& Yourself) Do you have a child who can be grumpy, who verbalizes everything that’s wrong, who often controls the emotional tide of your home, whose mood does determine your mood? What if your child wakes up first thing just miserable and makes everyone else miserable? This is a really powerful podcast with lots of insight into strong-willed kids…and parents!  Our Christmas Clearance Sale Begins NOW! Take advantage of the Lowest Prices of the Year at https://celebratecalm.com/christmas-clearance Questions? Need help deciding on the best tools for your family? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com and Casey will help you personally! Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/calmfree and use code calmfree for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. Get $15 off the perfect Christmas gift, a Skylight Digital Picture Frame, at https://www.skylightframe.com/CALM Get your kids something they will actually LOVE, use, and look forward to getting all throughout the coming year. Build your child’s confidence NOW! Visit https://crunchlabs.com/CALM and get your kids CrunchLabs today! A Revolutionary Baby Monitor is Born. Visit https://www.masimostork.com/ to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Wendy Pledger

I wish I'd come across this podcast 20 years ago! As a coparent of 20 and 18 year olds, I can see my lack of self control reflected in their behavior. Do you have any episodes thst relate to older teens/young adults living at home? LOVE your work

May 11th
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Stieven Lootens

oo my god ... im sooo guilty at this.... this was so helpfull and confronting... thank you for this... i will implement this front NOW on ! thank you

Apr 2nd
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natalie womble

You're not the only one saying it! https://youtu.be/mU5WO93Kw4E

Sep 12th
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Amy Kuebler

I cried through most of this podcast. Breaks my heart to know my child doesn't feel safe. Thanks for helping me not feel alone.

Jul 13th
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