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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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Outright Defiance/Refusal: My Best Podcast of 2024 Do you have a child who ever acts outright defiant or refuses to do what you ask? Who then has attitude? How do you handle this without being authoritarian (fear, escalating) or being too sweet (getting walked all over and creating an entitled child)? Kirk shows you how to teach your child while staying connected through defiance, anger, and hostile words. This may be the best and most foundational podcast of 2024. Take the extra time and listen. Our Summer Sale continues this week. Visit https://celebratecalm.com/products to purchase the Get Everything Package at the lowest prices of the year. The Calm Parenting Podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Take a moment. Visit https://BetterHelp.comcom/CALM today to get 10% off your first month. Visit https://drinkAG1.com/calm for a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. AirDoctor comes with a 30-day money back guarantee so if you don’t love it, just send it back for a refund, minus shipping! Head to https://airdoctorpro.com/ and use promo code CALM and you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers! Today my listeners receive 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to https://AquaTru.com and enter code “CALM “ at checkout. Go to https://CrunchLabs.com/calm to sign your kids up for Camp CrunchLabs today! Use https://CrunchLabs.com/calm to get 2 boxes FREE, which is a $60 value. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Control Yourself Everything you have tried with the strong-willed child has backfired. Want to finally stop the power struggles and get control of yourself? Let's spend this summer working on these four specific ways to change yourself and your family very quickly. Our Summer Sale Begins NOW. Visit https://celebratecalm.com/products to purchase the Get Everything Package at the lowest prices of the year. The Calm Parenting Podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Take a moment. Visit https://BetterHelp.comcom/CALM today to get 10% off your first month. Visit https://drinkAG1.com/calm for a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Head to https://acorns.com/calm or download the Acorns app to start saving and investing for your future today! AirDoctor comes with a 30-day money back guarantee so if you don’t love it, just send it back for a refund, minus shipping! Head to https://airdoctorpro.com/ and use promo code CALM and you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers! Today my listeners receive 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to https://AquaTru.com and enter code “CALM “ at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5 Ways to Stop Anxiety-Driven Battles & Meltdowns Your child refuses to go to a new place or school. Threats and bribes don't work. A meltdown and harsh words ensue. Do you have a child who resists new experiences? A toddler or teen who doesn't want to go to school? Kirk shows you how to de-escalate anxiety-driven meltdowns and give your kids tools to overcome it. Very practical for kids of all ages. The Calm Parenting Podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Take a moment. Visit https://BetterHelp.comcom/CALM today to get 10% off your first month. Visit https://drinkAG1.com/calm for a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Head to https://acorns.com/calm or download the Acorns app to start saving and investing for your future today! AirDoctor comes with a 30-day money back guarantee so if you don’t love it, just send it back for a refund, minus shipping! Head to https://airdoctorpro.com/ and use promo code CALM and you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers! Today my listeners receive 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to https://AquaTru.com and enter code “CALM “ at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are You Letting Kids “Get Away” With Things? You are going to get judged by other parents, family and friends who whisper that you are letting your SWC get away with things. You will second-guess yourself. People will say, “You just need to discipline that child more.” And you’ll think in your heart, “Hey, thanks, I never thought before to try being firm and consistent and following through on my consequences. Thanks!” Of course you have done all the RIGHT things and yet it still doesn’t work with this child. In this important episode, Kirk gives you insight into your child’s brain and heart—and your own triggers—that could just change your relationships and home.  This is the final week of our Mother's Day Sale. Visit https://drinkAG1.com/calm for a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Head to https://acorns.com/calm or download the Acorns app to start saving and investing for your future today! AirDoctor comes with a 30-day money back guarantee so if you don’t love it, just send it back for a refund, minus shipping! Head to https://airdoctorpro.com/ and use promo code CALM and you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers! Today my listeners receive 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to https://AquaTru.com and enter code “CALM “ at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles With Toddlers, Teens & In Between A Mom on Instagram asked me to share tips for her kids from ages 3 to 16. There are some very odd, but effective, strategies here to stop the power struggles, get your kids to listen, and connect with strong-willed kids. You will also learn how to save money and needless fights over things that aren't important. Plus we've extended our Mother's Day Sale at CelebrateCalm.com. We have extended our Mother's Day Sale. Visit https://celebratecalm.com/mothers-day/ to purchase the Get Everything Package at the lowest prices of the year. Visit https://www.oneskin.co and use code KIRK to get 15% off. Visit https://drinkAG1.com/calm for a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Head to https://acorns.com/calm or download the Acorns app to start saving and investing for your future today! AirDoctor comes with a 30-day money back guarantee so if you don’t love it, just send it back for a refund, minus shipping! Head to https://airdoctorpro.com/ and use promo code CALM and you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers! Today my listeners receive 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to https://AquaTru.com and enter code “CALM “ at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5-Minute Mother's Day Message  Moms, here you are holding your family together—all alone at times, sometimes feeling numb, working through your own childhood hurts while trying to heal everyone around you. Many Moms never feel like what they've done is good enough. But I want you to know I am proud of you. And you are a great Mom.  Take advantage of our Mother's Day Sale. Visit https://celebratecalm.com/mothers-day/ to purchase the Get Everything Package at the lowest prices of the year. Visit https://www.oneskin.co and use code KIRK to get 15% off. Visit https://drinkAG1.com/calm for a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Head to https://acorns.com/calm or download the Acorns app to start saving and investing for your future today! AirDoctor comes with a 30-day money back guarantee so if you don’t love it, just send it back for a refund, minus shipping! Head to https://airdoctorpro.com/ and use promo code CALM and you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Moms Coddle Husbands (Not Kids) Moms get accused of coddling their children. But the truth is they coddle husbands because we can't control our own emotions. So Moms have to manage their child's behavior, pick up toys, and create a perfect environment so their husband doesn't get upset. This creates resentment and exhaustion. Kirk gives Dads 3 specific action steps to take this week to change this dynamic. Forward this to your husband.  Take advantage of our Mother's Day Sale. Visit https://celebratecalm.com/mothers-day/ to purchase the Get Everything Package at the lowest prices of the year. Visit https://www.oneskin.co and use code KIRK to get 15% off. Visit https://drinkAG1.com/calm for a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Head to https://acorns.com/calm or download the Acorns app to start saving and investing for your future today! AirDoctor comes with a 30-day money back guarantee so if you don’t love it, just send it back for a refund, minus shipping! Head to https://airdoctorpro.com/ and use promo code CALM and you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How to De-Escalate A Nuclear Meltdown & Stop The Shame Cycle Plans go awry, your child gets disappointed or doesn’t get his way. He begins getting upset. Rational talk doesn’t work. Nothing does. Now he’s in full meltdown mode and doesn’t hold back. How do you stop this cycle of shame and escalation? Kirk gives a very practical and creative strategy to use. This is incredibly important. Our Mother's Day Sale Begins NOW! Visit https://celebratecalm.com/mothers-day/ to purchase the Get Everything Package at the lowest prices of the year. Questions? Need help? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com and Casey will help you personally.  Visit https://www.oneskin.co and use code KIRK to get 15% off. Visit https://drinkAG1.com/calm for a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Head to https://acorns.com/calm or download the Acorns app to start saving and investing for your future today! AirDoctor comes with a 30-day money back guarantee so if you don’t love it, just send it back for a refund, minus shipping! Head to https://airdoctorpro.com/ and use promo code CALM and you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why Kids Argue, Fight Siblings, Refuse Homework (ADHD) Do you have kids who argue like attorneys, pick on siblings, resist doing homework, procrastinate, and/or do things the hard way? Of course you do! Kirk gives you several scripts and practical action steps to stop the constant power struggles and fights! 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. 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
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
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Nicole Moreno Diaz

This was SO Good! Great message

Jun 6th
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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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