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Growing Home Together Podcast

with Rob & Joanna Teigen

Episode 39: How to End the Power Struggles and Connect with your Challenging Child with Kirk Martin

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  I stood over my screaming child in her bedroom, making it as clear as possible that she was going to wear those pants OR ELSE! After a miserable two-hour tantrum, she was wearing those pants. But the victory in winning that battle was really a defeat of broken trust, hurt feelings, and distance between us.   Do you struggle to relate to your stubborn child? Does your son push your buttons and refuse to cooperate? Would your daughter rather argue that submit to the most simple request? Are your days together filled with stress, conflict, and resentment? In your heart, are you secretly afraid that your strong-willed child faces a future of failure or difficulty?   Today’s guest, Kirk Martin, is here with wisdom and proven strategies to transform your relationship with your challenging child. He explains   The moment his relationship with his son, Casey, turned in a whole new direction How he became a popular coach for parents and teachers to relate with the kids in their lives Why the most well-intentioned parents become triggered and lose control The fears and frustration beneath your child’s bad behavior Effective ways to interrupt the negative cycle in your home Tips to take the stress out of homework  What it really means to discipline your kids The power of accepting your child for who they are    Kirk Martin is the founder of and host of the Calm Parenting Podcast. []   Kirk and his son, Casey, have helped one million parents stop the defiance, disrespect, and power struggles with the most strong-willed children and kids on the spectrum. Learn more about Kirk’s resources, coaching, and live events at, Instagram [], and Facebook []   for the help you need today.
October 12, 2021
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Rob and Joanna have celebrated over 30 years of marriage and are the parents of two sons and three daughters. They share an addiction to coffee, bookstores, and Christmas music. They debate whether two dogs are enough and who should win “The Voice” every season. Rob and Joanna are a neat-freak married to a mess, an explorer to a homebody, and an introvert to a ‘people person.’ But they do agree that their vows are for always, children are a gift, and prayer is powerful.

Over the years, the Teigens have lived in five states as they made their way to West Michigan. Serving as foster parents, marriage mentors, small-group leaders, and authors, they are passionate about helping couples and moms and dads experience the power of God in their families. They look forward to meeting you here, supporting your pursuit of God and the hearts of your loved ones. They can’t wait to grow together with you.

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