Laugh-out loud funny, practical, and life-changing. That is how over 500,000 parents have described Celebrate Calm founder and homeschooling father Kirk Martin. Based on work with 1,500 challenging children right in his own home, Kirk’s strategies will eliminate the power struggles, yelling, and arguing that stress you out. You will leave changed.

What makes his workshops unique? Kirk’s presentations feature interactions with his son, Casey, which makes the strategies concrete, challenging, and funny. His gut-wrenchingly honest approach inspires transformation. Plus they spend a lot of time helping parents change (not just kids). How can you teach your children to control themselves when you yell, lecture, and throw your own tantrums? The best discipline is self-discipline. Come find out why USA Today, PARADE Magazine, and 800 churches and schools have relied on Kirk for advice that really works. Find out “Why You Should Go Listen to Kirk Martin” and don’t forget to visit their site at CelebrateCalm.com to learn more.

Sessions

Stop the Yelling, Lecturing, and 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-times, dinners, and bedtimes. We promise you will laugh and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work.

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 ten ways to discipline with dignity so kids listen to, respect, and trust you. Stop the whining, complaining, lying, stealing, 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.

Ten Ways to Stop Defiance, Disrespect, and Meltdowns

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.

Messy Marriage Stuff: Ten 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, and 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.

“You’re Not the Boss of Me!” Motivating Strong-Willed Children

Very few things are as frustrating as an unmotivated child. You have tried lecturing, consequences, threats, and bribes. If external motivation worked, you wouldn’t be reading this. Exactly how do you motive a child who doesn’t respond to consequences? What about a teenager who seems lazy and undisciplined, who doesn’t show any interest in school work? What about a teen or foster child who is angry and even belligerent? You may have a 7- or 17-year-old who won’t do homework. And don’t forget the child who quits activities. We will show you 10 secrets to motivate unmotivated kids.