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God chose to identify Himself as a Father. What can we learn about parenting from the way that our Father treats us? We’ll challenge misconceptions about Biblical parenting that sever relationships, create unrealistic expectations and cause people to judge you. We will show you step-by-step the exact words, tone and actions to take…to raise responsible, respectful children…that you genuinely enjoy. No matter how challenging or intense they are.

Free Workshops in Texas, Louisville & Virginia

<span style=”color: #000000;”>Bring friends to the following <strong><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>FREE Workshops. There is no need to register.</span></strong></span> <ul> <li><span style=”color: #000000;”>Eliminate defiance, disrespect, and power struggles (even with teens).</span></li> <li><span style=”color: #000000;”>Improve focus, attention, and behavior in class.</span></li> <li><span style=”color: #000000;”>Relieve anxiety, sensory issues and sibling fights.</span></li> <li><span style=”color: #000000;”>Create behavior plans that really change… Continue Reading ›

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Kirk Martin

How to encourage kids to write

Writing can be a tricky issue for a lot of children. It can be almost as frustrating for the parent as for the child when all those ideas that they’re so good at putting into spoken words fail to materialize on a page or screen! Often, a child will talk at length about a topic–and… Continue Reading ›

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Kirk Martin

ADHD University™ & Personal Q&A With Kirk: Get Answers to Your Toughest Questions

You have been to live workshops, read Kirk’s newsletters and listened to the CDs. You know he has insight into our kids and marriages that is very unique. He is known for his specific, concrete strategies that work in everyday life. Now you have an opportunity to ask him very specific questions, in person, about… Continue Reading ›

Posted on May 27, 2013 by Kirk Martin

Stop Sibling Fights & Bullying: Get Your Kids to Control Themselves

        Get Your Kids to Control Themselves. Stop being the referee. Teach your kids to handle conflict. When kids bicker, hit, and whine, it makes you want to pull your hair out. What do you do when your kids say, “That’s not fair” or “He’s looking at me!”?What do you do when… Continue Reading ›

Posted on May 27, 2013 by Kirk Martin

Casey was disrespectful in public on Friday

What do you do when a child is disrespectful in public? How do you respond appropriately while maintaining your authority and self-respect? Below is a real-life story from this past Friday. It’s longer than usual, but worth reading. Want us to come to your city? Call 888-506-1871 or email Brett@CelebrateCalm.com with the name of your… Continue Reading ›

Posted on July 5, 2012 by Kirk Martin

When kids lie or say, “I hate myself!” and “I’m so stupid!”

Few words strike fear in your heart like your kids saying, “I hate myself!” and “I’m so stupid” or lying blatantly. Your anxiety kicks in–how can he feel that way after all we’ve done for him, have I done something wrong, is he destined to be unhappy? Instead of lecturing or overreacting, we stay connected,… Continue Reading ›

Posted on February 18, 2012 by Kirk Martin

Enroll in Calm Couples University: Break the Negative Patterns

Posted on March 3, 2013 by Kirk Martin

How to motivate an upset child with dignity

How do you calm and motivate an upset child? How do you do this with respect and dignity? Remember, respect and dignity run both ways. When you just react flippantly, yell or begin spouting consequences, you lose both your self-respect and the respect of the child. We wrote about this in a recent Celebrate Calm… Continue Reading ›

Posted on October 29, 2011 by Kirk Martin

Love is messy, ugly and painful.

I promised myself I wouldn’t offer platitudes to hurting people–that Calm Christian Parenting would be a place where we could tackle the ugliest situations with honesty and humility. People are hurting today and sometimes the flowers and gifts make the pain more acute, because the disparity between what could have been and reality becomes starkly… Continue Reading ›

Posted on February 14, 2012 by Kirk Martin

Is this REALLY defiance?

I was speaking with a kind Mom after a workshop at a church last week. She described a scene that upset her. Her son wanted to go to his soccer game, but had a very badly bruised foot. She said, “No” and her son responded with a defiant rant about her being mean, unfair and… Continue Reading ›

Posted on January 5, 2013 by Kirk Martin

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