Kirk Martin

Kirk Martin

2018 CHOIS Convention Keynote Speaker

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Celebrate Calm

“Laugh-out loud funny, practical and life-changing!” That is how over 300,000 parents at over 1,000 live workshops have described Celebrate Calm Founder and homeschooling father Kirk Martin. Based on work with 1,500 of the most challenging children right in his own home, Kirk’s strategies will eliminate the power struggles, yelling, and arguing that characterize our homes. Parents leave changed and grateful.

What makes his workshops unique? Kirk’s presentations are filled with strategies that are concrete, challenging, and funny. His gut-wrenchingly honest approach inspires transformation. USA Today, Parade Magazine and countless TV and radio shows have relied on Kirk’s expertise to stop defiance, power struggles, and sibling fights.

Stop the Yelling, Lecturing & Power Struggles

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? Moms, 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.

10 Ways to Stop Defiance, Meltdowns & Disrespect

Nothing is more frustrating and embarrassing than a child being defiant or melting down in public. Have a little one who looks right through you and says, “No!”? Have a teenager who defies you or rolls his eyes? Have a child who refuses to go places? Kirk will show you how to stop a meltdown in public without losing it yourself! You will learn how to turn emotional power struggles into opportunities to build trust and teach self-discipline. You will be blown away by how practical these strategies are.

“You’re Not the Boss of Me!” Motivating Strong-Willed Toddlers, Tweens & Teens

How do you motivate a child who looks right at you and doesn’t listen? What about a teenager who has shut down or defiant? Your child was born with boxing gloves on, ready to fight. Well-meaning people tell you to clamp down on and get control of your child. But you don’t want to crush his spirit or create more defiance. Instead of constantly creating power struggles, we’ll show you how to enjoy a respectful, motivated child who is confident, persistent and purposeful. Society needs our kids. And you can enjoy them. I’ll get my own strong-willed son, Casey, answering questions in this class.

Discipline That Works: Get Your Kids to Listen the FIRST Time

Instead of being drawn into power struggles, yelling and giving meaningless consequences, Kirk will show you 10 ways to discipline with dignity so kids listen to, respect and trust you. Stop the whining, complaining and tantrums. Get kids to listen when they are loud in the car or interrupt on the phone. Teach kids to control their own behavior (self-discipline) so you don’t have to “make them” behave.

Stop Sibling Fights

It is NOT your job to be the sheriff and break up every sibling squabble. Your children must learn how to resolve conflict on their own. We will show you practical, stress-free strategies that work when: Your kids bicker endlessly back and forth. Children hit, scream, bite or annoy siblings. One child drains all your energy and time. Your kids whine, “That’s not fair” and “He’s looking at me!” You want your kids off their video games without being asked (or pleading, “Hold on, I just need to save it, I just need to get to the next level!”).

Messy Marriage Stuff: 10 Things Your Spouse Desperately Wants You to Know

So marriage is tougher then you expected. You thought everything was white picket fences—and then you had kids. And now the real you is coming out. Before you had kids (and all that stress and anxiety), you were patient, fun, had energy, you listened. But now you yell, withdraw, snipe at each other, and you’re slowly drifting apart. One spouse coddles the child, the other is too tough. And this isn’t what you expected. So what are some very practical and easy ways to grow together…instead of growing apart? Come learn ten things your spouse desperately wants you to know. Serious stuff, but we’ll laugh together as well.

The Strong-Willed Child: Are You Saving for Bail or College?

You have a child who does what you ask and sails through life. Easy. You have another child who causes you to pull your hair out, stay up late at night worrying, and asking God, “WHY?!” Absolutely everyone’s advice backfires and doesn’t work with this child. But what if you understood this challenging child’s heart and brain from the inside out? Don’t miss this session.

Committed to helping parents fulfill their God-given right and responsibility to educate their own children.