The Legacy of a Calm Father :: Kirk Martin [Ep 210]

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We’ve talked a lot about calm parenting techniques on GCM in the past. It’s something many of us moms have seen work. But this episode is one you may want to listen to and invite your hubby to as well! Founder of Celebrate Calm, Kirk Martin, shares the powerful story of how he went from an angry, tough dad to a calm, coaching dad and why a dad’s role in parenting is so important. I believe this to be true most of the time. If you do not change and if you do not forge that connection with your son, most of those boys will grow up and become angry young men… And I would tell the men too if you have a daughter and if she doesn't know that you like her. And that you accept her as she is even if she is difficult. I guarantee when she gets to her teenage years she's going to seek a man's affection in some teenage boy. What we chat about: Getting dads onboard with Calm Parenting techniques. Working with strong-willed children and how anger and tough punishments don’t work. Fear of failure as a parent is a strong motivator for us in discipline. Kids need to know that we can control ourselves as parents even when they are out control. Discipline means to teach, not to punish. It’s important to build trust with our kids so they know we have their best interests at heart. The idea of first-time obedience and whether it’s Biblical. Strong-willed children may never listen the first time and may do things their own way (but still obey). How our struggle to obey God often mirrors our kids’ struggle to obey. Leading our kids to contrition instead of demanding an apology. Coaching and role playing with our kids to teach them how to respond better in emotional situations. Think of calm techniques as a different tactic for problem solving. It’s ok to give in from time to time to keep from going crazy (not the same as being “soft”). Try doing the opposite of what you are doing now and see what the response is. Connect with Kirk & Celebrate Calm: Links Mentioned: Men’s CD or download: “I Want To Be A Good Dad & Husband!” (2 CDs, 2 hours) How to Stop Yelling, Lecturing & Power Struggles Episode 62 Calmly Parenting the Strong Willed Child Episode 69 Summer (& Sibling) Survival Guide Episode 77 How to Stay Calm with School Stress Episode 88 Q & A with Kirk Martin Episode 104 10 Ways to Stop Meltdowns & Arguments Episode 139 **Amazon affiliate link Featured Sponsors: Write the Word for Kids Cultivate What Matters just debuted their brand new Write the Word for Kids Bible journal! Inspired by their popular Write the Word Bible journals — now uniquely for kids! This journal was created to help kids ages 5-12 dive into scripture with carefully-chosen verses to write and draw out, Bible Bingo, coloring pages, and sections to write what’s on their heart. The Write the Word for Kids Bible journal is all about planting the seeds of God’s word deep in the heart of your child, and is the perfect activity for them to enjoy alongside you in your own study and quiet time! Head to shop.cultivatewhatmatters.com now to purchase a copy. The Faith Playbook ATTENTION FOOTBALL FANS: You watched with friends and family when Philadelphia won the big game and lifted the trophy. Now it’s time to gather again and watch the underdogs, but this time they’re on a different stage, talking life and faith. In The Faith Playbook, you'll get to know professional football players Carson Wentz, Nick Foles, and their teammates like never before. Through inspiring conversations with pastor and best-selling author Dr. Paul David Tripp, you'll be encouraged to live by faith in both victory and defeat. With a Streaming License, you get on-demand access to watch these athletes talk honestly about winning the championship, dealing with injuries, and why their locker room bond made national headlines. The Faith Playbook will provide laughter and blessing to all who watch,

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