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Author: Kirk Martin

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Have a strong-willed child who doesn't respond to consequences, argues like an attorney, and refuses to do things your way? Good! You're in the right place. Celebrate Calm Founder Kirk Martin has given over 750,000 parents and teachers around the world practical, life-changing strategies to stop power struggles, yelling, and defiance NOW.

Based on work with 1,500 challenging kids (many with AD/HD, OCD, ODD, Aspergers, etc.) in his home, and years spent in classrooms, Kirk's approach is refreshingly practical, honest, and laugh-out-loud funny! Questions? Visit us at www.CelebrateCalm.com or email us directly at Casey@CelebrateCalm.com
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Live Podcast from North Carolina Home Educators Convention Keynote Address: Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child? Do you want your child to take responsibility for his school work, chores and attitude? It’s time to stop the yelling, arguing and power struggles with toddlers and teens. How can you expect your kids to control themselves...if you cannot control yourself? It’s not your job to manage everyone’s emotions and make everyone happy! We’ll show you how to create stress-free mornings, school, dinner and bedtime. We promise you will laugh and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work.
How do you discipline a child who doesn't respond to consequences? Who doesn't ever want to do things the way you want? How can you discipline without making your child feel like a failure? Kirk will show you how to handle misbehavior, blurting out, lying, stealing, screen time, and much more! Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com or call 888-506-1871 to get practical help and our free newsletter. Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com with any questions and visit us at www.CelebrateCalm.com.
When Kids Are Defiant: Teaching Without Escalating So what do you do when your child just flat out refuses to do what you ask? How can you teach your kids without lecturing, yelling, or escalating situations? Learn very practical steps through Kirk's infamous "Rake Leaves" example with his son, Casey. Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com or call 888-506-1871 to get practical help and our free newsletter. To take advantage of the special offer in the Podcast, click here.
How can you calm an upset, anxious child who is freaking out? Is your child being defiant or anxious? Kirk shows you exactly how to turn a nasty power struggle into an opportunity to build confidence and trust. Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com or call 888-506-1871 to get practical help and our free newsletter.
What do you do when your kids say awful things to you? Does being calm mean you let them get away with it? No! In this example, Kirk shows you how to turn a highly charged confrontation into a bonding experience. It’s powerful and practical. Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com or call 888-506-1871 to get practical help and our free newsletter.
Do you have a child or student who struggles with behavior, impulse control, social skills, following directions, anxiety, and/or sensory issues. How can you handle all of these issues and build a child’s confidence at the same time? Learn practical ways to improve concentration, impulse control, social skills, and more. Share this with your child’s teachers. So how can you handle all of these issues and build a child’s confidence with limited time and resources? Listen to this 19-minute podcast to learn how to: Use a child’s gifts and talents to build confidence. Create successes with specific missions. Build social skills with joint projects. Get kids engaged and more attentive. Meet sensory needs without touching other kids. Use cross-brain stimulation to improve concentration. Use visuals to help kids follow directions. Want Kirk to speak to teachers at your school? Click here for information on our Teacher In-Service Training. Or email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com with "BEHAVIOR" in the subject line for a one-page proposal. Want another 50 ideas just like this to help your child? Click here to see the special on our two most comprehensive programs to help kids in school
Secret Discipline Tool: Men, Moms & Marriage: Using this secret weapon will change your child’s behavior more quickly than you can imagine. And it has absolutely nothing to do with your kids. Learn 10 very practical (and funny) tips that every man (and woman) can use TODAY to strengthen even a struggling marriage—and calm their kids. Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com or call 888-506-1871 to book Kirk or get help with our resources.
Teachers: Sensory, Social Skills & Transitions in Class Kirk provides two practical, concrete classroom examples to help kids who struggle with social skills, executive function, sensory issues, transitions, and more. This fifteen minute podcast is filled with tools to help struggling students succeed and build confidence without crushing their spirits. Forward to teachers and use the principles at home. Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com with the word REPTILE in the subject line or call 888-506-1871 to book Kirk at your school/church or get help with our resources.
How do you get your kids to stop interrupting you and acting like they are your peers? How do you handle that teenager who’s become entitled? Kirk’s blunt answers may surprise you (and make you laugh). Learn how to create healthy boundaries in your home. Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com or call 888-506-1871 to get practical help and our free newsletter.
7 Ways to Motivate Kids

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7 Ways to Motivate Kids How do you motivate kids who are bright, but not academically motivated? Bribes and consequences never work. So Kirk shares 7 real life stories applying his three-step process for sparking a child’s internal motivation. This is an emotional podcast because we don’t want to crush these kids’ spirits. To learn more about the innovative Camps Kirk references, visit www.CelebrateCalm.com/Camps.
Help With ADHD—Angry Kirk! It’s hard parenting a child with symptoms of ADHD, especially when society judges and says there’s something wrong with your kids. Kirk got a little angry, but used that to give you practical tools to build your child’s confidence. Get more help at http://www.celebratecalm.com/adhd-brain-boosters/.
Intense Kids: 2 Ways to Calm & Build Confidence Stumped how to calm an upset child? Kirk shows you how to use your own intensity to calm really upset kids and build their confidence. You can use these two strategies today! Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com with the word INTENSE in the subject line or call 888-506-1871 to book Kirk at your school/church or get help with our resources.
Morning Madness: 10 Ways to Get Kids Up Without Fights Tired of morning routine battles? Kirk provides 10 practical, concrete (and even very funny!) strategies to get kids off to school without the yelling and fights. You can try these tomorrow morning! Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com with the word MORNING in the subject line or call 888-506-1871 to book Kirk at your school/church or get help with our resources.
Your child can’t deal with changes and disappointment. Or he screams and says inappropriate things. Situations escalate. In this emotional story, Kirk tells you how to lead an upset child to calm and build trust by controlling yourself instead of the child. Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com with the word CALM in the subject line or call 888-506-1871 to book Kirk at your school/church or get help with our resources.
Your kids are impulsive and make bad choices. Then they get in trouble and you end up fighting. It's exhausting. How can you get your kids to own their choices and be responsible for themselves? Kirk gives you two very powerful and concrete strategies in this short podcast. You can use the Choice Ball and Bonfire examples tonight—men will love the Bonfire approach! Want to learn more about Calm Parenting University that Kirk mentioned? Visit http://www.celebratecalm.com/cpu-150/ to get 40 strategies like these. Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com with the word CALM in the subject line or call 888-506-1871 to book Kirk at your school/church or get help with our resources.
Wives, tell your husbands, “All I want for Mother's Day is for you to take 15 minutes to listen to this.” It’s a great gift. Guys, you want respect. Here are 5 ways to get it very quickly. Learn how to calm upset kids, motivate kids in positive ways, de-escalate situations, and stop yelling. Plus learn one phrase your wife will love! Need help taking this further? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com with the word DAD in the subject line or call 888-506-1871. We will help you get the respect you want.
Is technology pitting you against your kids with endless power struggles over video games, TV, cell phones and social media? Do you feel pressure to give your toddler an iPad already? Would you child play Minecraft all day if allowed? Are you afraid your child’s imagination, creativity, and social skills are being stunted by reliance on technology? Are your teens pulling away, afraid they will miss out if they are not online 24/7? What do you do when your kids are required to use a tablet for homework, but get distracted? Listen to this podcast to learn how to get your kids off screens without a battle. It’s insight that can change your family.
Space: 5 Ways To Correct, Calm, and Command Kids Without A Fight April 23, 2018 How can you correct kids’ homework without them getting upset? How do you calm a frustrated or irritated child? How do you get them to do chores without the fight? How do you lead a child to true contrition rather than forcing an apology? Kirk shows you 5 practical ways to do this in under 10 minutes. Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com with the word SPACE in the subject line or call 888-506-1871 to book Kirk at your school/church or get help with our resources.
ADHD & Medication? A Unique Approach & 10 Tools. May 1, 2018 This is one of the best podcasts Kirk has ever recorded. Even if your child doesn’t have ADHD—but struggles with focus, attention, impulse control, executive function, writing, organization, sensory processing, social skills, anxiety, or short-term memory—Kirk’s perspective is novel and incredibly helpful. Learn how to use 10 different tools to help kids develop confidence, lifelong skills and the ability to advocate for themselves. Get even more practical tools at http://www.celebratecalm.com/adhd-brain-boosters/. If you want your child’s teachers to have this insight, email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com with the word TEACHERS in the subject line. Tell us the name of your school/church and city. We’ll send a one-page proposal you can forward. It’s easy.
Jacob is a student just like millions of others in class right now. He struggles with impulse control issues and often gets in trouble for blurting out and not keeping his hands to himself. He interrupts the teacher and sometimes refuses to do his work. Recess is difficult because he gets bossy or changes the rules of the game. He struggles with anxiety and won’t stay on task. What if with one example using five different practical tools we could improve your child’s focus, executive function, social skills, sensory issues, and confidence? Listen and learn how. Share this podcast with your PTA, principal, school counselor, teacher, church school, or parish. Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com or call 888-506-1871 to bring this training to your school, district, or parish.
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Stieven Lootens

oo my god ... im sooo guilty at this.... this was so helpfull and confronting... thank you for this... i will implement this front NOW on ! thank you

Apr 2nd
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natalie womble

You're not the only one saying it! https://youtu.be/mU5WO93Kw4E

Sep 12th
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Amy Kuebler

I cried through most of this podcast. Breaks my heart to know my child doesn't feel safe. Thanks for helping me not feel alone.

Jul 13th
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