How To Stop Defiance, Disrespect, and Meltdowns Without Yelling or Ruining Your Relationship | 204


Kirk Martin is joining us again today, as we look specifically at how to stop defiance, disrespect and meltdowns without yelling or ruining your relationship with your child. This is a really practical discussion that you don’t want to miss. 

Meet The Guest:

Kirk is the founder of Celebrate CALM and the host of the Calm Parenting Podcast. Through the years, he has shown almost 1,000,000 parents how to stop the yelling, defiance, and power struggles with the most strong-willed children. He’s known for very practical strategies and scripts delivered with humor and compassion and helping parents learn how to get your kids to listen the first time while building a close, trusting relationship. Kirk will be joining us at our homeschool conference in Pigeon Forge, TN May 4-6. Secure your ticket HERE to see Kirk Martin in Pigeon Forge.

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Topics Covered in This Episode:

1) What is the root of much of the defiance parents experience with more strong-willed children (i.e. anxiety, frustration, broken relationships, attachment issues)? 

2) How can you turn defiance into a bonding opportunity with your child? 

3) Can you give examples of how “motion changes emotion” can be used to help calm a child when melting down? 

4) Why does using intensity often calm an upset child who is already intense? 

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