New! Positive Parenting Strategies: How to Build Confidence.
Child struggling with confidence or behavior in school? In this podcast with ADDitude Magazine, Kirk shares exactly how to improve attention, impulse control; why kids are bossy or have meltdowns; how to replace the negativity and build confidence. We received almost a thousand emails after this so it struck a chord. It’s well worth your time.
New! 10 Ways to Stop Meltdowns & Arguing.
I LOVE this podcast. Learn 10 very specific phrases to calm kids, stop the arguing, handle confrontations with teenagers, and get kids to apologize without forcing them to. (Even if you are not a person of faith, you will find this very, very helpful. So push through and you’ll walk away understanding your kids in deep ways.)
Controversial topics: video games, attitude and anxiety.
Today we waded into controversy and I LOVED it! Shouldn’t my kids just obey? Problem-solving instead of punishing. How to get kids off video games. Teens with attitudes. Social skills. Homeschooling issues. Anxiety in little kids. Motivating kids to clean. Fights over clothes.
How to Stop Yelling & Get Your Kids To Be Responsible
Tired of feeling like you have to lecture, yell, and micromanage your kids? Want your kids to be responsible for their own behavior? Want to enjoy your kids again? Listen to this podcast and break old habits.
Meltdowns, Nutrition, Screens, Bedtime
When people judge you; 6-yr-old hitting and screaming; 10-yr-old meltdowns; medication and nutrition; disrespecting teachers; bullying teenager; earlier bedtime, quicker homework, less screen time; kids cranky after school.
A Different Way to Discipline.
What do you do when consequences don’t work and kids feel like “bad” kids? Change behavior without crushing your child’s spirit. Listen to this 24-minute podcast filled with fresh, radically different discipline ideas.
Quick Discipline Tool – Actions, Not Words
In six minutes, I will share with you a very effective discipline tool that will get your kids’ attention…without having to yell, beg, or negotiate.
Lying & Stealing
What do you do when you can’t get your kids to stop doing something wrong? How do you discipline AND build your child’s confidence at the same time?
Defiance. Back Talk. Eye Rolling. Those big sighs that make your head spin!
What do you do when your kids resist, talk back, or are defiant?
Want practical strategies to survive the summer?
Summer can be tough. Bored kids. Ungrateful kids. Fighting siblings. Vacations that aren’t a vacation for YOU because you do EVERYTHING and never get to relax. Tired of feeling like you have to lecture, yell, and micromanage your kids? Want to learn how to get your kids to be responsible for their own behavior? Listen to this podcast and break those old habits for good.
Stop Power Struggles & Sibling Fights
How do you get dawdling kids to move and respect your time? Want a completely different way to handle sibling fights? Why should you crush those tea cups under your SUV? How can you get kids over their anxiety to try new activities? How can you help kids addicted to video games? What do you do if you’ve had an “emotional affair” with another person? Tune in for practical answers! 10 topics in 30 minutes.
Discipline, Picky Eaters & Bossy Kids
10 Great Questions. What to do when in-laws discipline your kids; the purpose of discipline (may surprise you!); how to get kids to rise to do their best; picky eaters (mac and cheese/chicken nuggets anyone?!); teenage girls and cell phones; bossy kids who correct others incorrectly; getting kids engaged in sports; how do you get other people to understand your child?; why many marriages stink.
Stop Defiance & Power Struggles
Something cool happened on this Radio Show today. I went in a direction I hadn’t planned and it was very emotional. It was one of the most important lessons I have ever recorded. Listen. It is worth your time. (We also covered what to do when kids get unruly in the car. For those who think we’re softies with discipline, I love bringing the hammer down…just calmly!)
Dads, Siblings, Anxiety, Toddlers
Lots of focus on Dads today. I shared how my wife and son had to manage my emotions and how I changed; what to do when a husband is verbally abusive or competes with kids; tools for kids who are sensitive to the noise of irritating siblings; kids keeping hands to themselves; consequences; how to help pre-schoolers; school anxiety. Listen in—it’s worth your time!
Medicine, Middle School, Social Skills
Why don’t my kids listen until I yell? Kids who carry little things in pockets; the Grandma who deserves a time-out; lessons from the Ghetto Burger; middle school boy being destructive; is medication essential? Why I think a hubby who just gives time-outs is lazy; girl wants to wear leopard print pants with striped shirt; Social skills and sensory issues.
Meltdowns, Nutrition, Screens, Bedtime
When people judge you; 6-yr-old hitting and screaming; 10-yr-old having meltdowns; medication and nutrition issues; disrespect toward teachers; need for a psychologist; teen girl dealing with bullying; how to get kids to bed earlier; homework takes forever; managing screen time; cool solution for kids cranky after school; the power of focused intensity.
Today we waded into controversy and I LOVED it! Shouldn’t my kids just obey when I tell them? Do we have double standards? How can we problem-solve instead of punishing so much? How to get teens off video games. Who defines our kids? Teens with attitudes. Social skills. Homeschooling issues. Anxiety in little kids. Motivating kids to clean up. Fights over clothes.
How to calm kids and yourself.
Kirk appeared with Heather MacFadyen of God-Centered MOM. You don’t have to be a person of faith to get something out of this. It’s a great introduction to the principles we teach with some excellent examples to bring calm to your home. The reason I respect Heather so much is that she’s brutally honest about herself. You will love this!