Celebrate Calm

Celebrate Calm

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 600,000 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 Emily@CelebrateCalm.com.

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    Q&A Lightning Round: Fairness, Getting Kids to Be Responsible & Calming Upset Students

    Q&A: Fairness, Getting Kids to Be Responsible & Calming Upset Students Kirk answers 6 tough questions from parents and teachers in this lightning round format. As always, his strategies are practical, creative, and they work!

    · How do we get kids to be more responsible for themselves (Kirk shares a great phrase every parent and teacher needs to master)?

    · How can we get a student to collaborate/work well with others in class? Should we mark down if that child doesn’t participate?

    · How do we calm an upset child instead of embarrassing the child and escalating the situation?

    · How do you discipline and redirect a student without causing him to shut down?

    · What about kids who get physical and have sensory issues?

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    Watch Your Tone! Calming Intense Kids.

    Watch Your Tone! Calming Intense Kids. Your child gets upset, lashes out, picks on her brother, and the family walks on eggshells around her. Then she beats herself up. Yelling won't work. But talking to her with a sweet, affirming tone will actually make it worse as well. So how can you use intensity and a different tone of voice to change these situations? While you can't control your child's behavior, you can always control your tone of voice. And it's more critical than you know.

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    When Kids Push Buttons & Yell at Mom

    Your kids are expert button-pushers. So how do you respond instead of react? A child yells at his mom, dad yells at the child, and then mom has to clean up the mess. Hubby feels criticized and checks out. Resentments build. Tonight when a tense situation or power struggle occurs, how can you turn this into an OPPORTUNITY to completely change your family?

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    Consequences for Lying & Bad Behavior: A Radically Different Approach

    Consequences for Lying & Bad Behavior: A Radically Different Approach Your child lies, misbehaves, and does things that erode trust. Consequences won’t work. But THIS radically different approach will actually change your child’s behavior faster than anything else you’ve tried. Brave enough to listen and try it?

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    Stop Endless Arguments Over Sleep, Homework, Phones & More

    Stop Endless Arguments Over Sleep, Homework, Phones & More September 4, 2018 How do you get your relentless child to stop arguing and take ownership of his choices? How do you de-escalate in the moment AND get your child to be responsible for his own homework, sleep, and phone? Yeah, these are some weird strategies…but they WILL work even when consequences don’t. Filled with practical wisdom that will blow you away.

    Come learn how to do this at our remaining Parent BootCamp in Dallas at www.CelebrateCalm.com/Camps. Or schedule a personal phone call with Kirk. Need help financially or otherwise? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com or call 888-506-1871.

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    THE SMART*** KID WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

    THE SMART*** KID WHO CHANGED THE WORLD Kirk's never told this story before, partly because it's so personal and emotional, but it's what prompted him to create the ADHD University program a few years ago. I bet you'll see your child in this story. But I'm sure your child doesn't have a smart mouth or big heart for others :)

    Learn how to use 50 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/bb-adhd

    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.

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    Massive Meltdown & Destructive Defiance

    Massive Meltdown & Destructive Defiance Do your kids ever meltdown, shut down, or throw down when you ask them to do things or go new places? It usually creates an ugly scene with everyone in tears. But Kirk will show you in 14 minutes exactly how to change these situations literally overnight.

    Come learn how to do this at our two remaining Parent BootCamps in DC and Dallas at www.CelebrateCalm.com/Camps. And don’t forget to GET THE BAG OF CDs FREE this week when you change yourself first. Need help financially or otherwise? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com or call 888-506-1871.

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    Disciplining Calculating, Willful Children

    Disciplining Calculating, Willful Children
    I don't know why I cried throughout this podcast—I’m getting all soft and it’s uncomfortable! But it usually means that it’s really good insight you need into these challenging kids. Listen to this tale of two kids, one easy and one challenging.

    Want more insight like this? Listen to our CDs or attend Parent BootCamp. See www.CelebrateCalm.com/Camps. Need help financially or otherwise? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com or call 888-506-1871.

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    Consequences Don't Work! Why Good Behavior Doesn't Matter

    Consequences Don't Work! Why Good Behavior Doesn't Matter Tired of the endless loop of consequences that don't ever work anyway? Want to know why your kids shut down and don't feel good about themselves?

    This is a very emotional podcast that will change the way you view your child. Most parents want a child with good grades and good behavior. I don’t. So what should you focus on? How can you raise a responsible child? Beware this one trap that will destroy your child's confidence and your relationship. So listen and learn how to foster trust and purpose instead of fear and anxiety.

    Want to learn how to radically change your relationship with your strong-willed child? Get all our CDs FREE when you attend our Camps: http://www.celebratecalm.com/camps/

    Need help? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com with the word TRUST in the subject line or call 888-506-1871 to learn more.

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    Casey: 5 Ways to Disagree Without Losing Everything

    5 Ways to Disagree Without Losing Everything So many situations escalate that simply don't have to. How do you disagree without ruining your relationship? How can you actually build trust while disagreeing? How can you rebuild the connection with your kids? Take 10 minutes with your kids to listen to Casey give you 5 easy and different ways to disagree respectfully. Work on this over the summer and learn the exact words to use when things begin to escalate.

    Visit www.CelebrateCalm.com/difficult-discussions for our summer special or email Casey at Casey@CelebrateCalm.com

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