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Families are crumbling under the stress, pace and demands of modern society. Our children are responding with disturbing behaviors—defiance, power struggles, bullying, anxiety, inattention, violent outbursts. Parents find themselves yelling more.
Founder Kirk Martin will show you step-by-step how to stop these behaviors with practical, concrete, Scriptural strategies. We have zero interest in band-aids, tips and tricks. We will settle for nothing less than the complete transformation of parents and children. You will regain control of your home and classroom. Your children will be confident, respectful and responsible.
Kirk and Casey’s presentations have extra power because they demonstrate real-life interactions between a parent and child. We encourage multiple churches and schools to co-sponsor workshops to make a huge impact on your community. See why Kirk Martin is trusted as America’s Calm Coach and the most in-demand parenting speaker in North America. He has trained 200,000 people through presentations that are practical, laugh-out loud funny, and life-changing. Book Kirk now.
Workshops for Parents
Any of the following life-changing workshops can be customized for your church, school, women’s conference, men’s retreat, adoptive/foster parent association, homeschool convention or other group. Parents will enthusiastically thank you for providing this training.
10 Ways to Get the Respect & Authority You Want
More than anything else, parents (especially men!) want respect from their children. But we tend to behave in ways that undermine our respect. Using fear and intimidation produces outward compliance, but not respect. When we “lose it” or go “Crazy Mom” in front of our kids, we begin to lose their respect. Kirk will show you ten ways to get the respect and authority your kids need you to have.
Are You At Your Wit’s End? Stop Defiance, Power Struggles & Video Games
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 assignments, chores and attitude? We promise you will laugh and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work.
- Create a Stress-Free home—stop the yelling and arguing.
- Eliminate defiance, disrespect and power struggles (even with teens).
- Improve focus, attention and motivation.
- Relieve anxiety, sensory issues and sibling fights.
- Create stress-free mornings, dinner and bedtime.
Discipline: When Consequences, Time-Outs & Behavior Charts Don’t Work
Do you have children who are immune to consequences, who look straight through you and say, “I don’t care”? You’ve threatened them, bribed them, taken away all their privileges and even have an elaborate behavior chart and point system. And none of it works. You find yourself drawn into endless power struggles with a child you adore, but don’t know how to motivate. We’ll show you how to get the respect you want AND grow closer to your child. If you are tired of the yelling and frustration, Kirk can show you exactly how to get your kids to:
- Quit whining, complaining and manipulating.
- Get 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!”).
- Listen to you, honor you and their siblings.
- Stop the nasty meltdowns (“I hate you! You’re stupid!”).
- Be responsible for their own homework and chores.
Handling Meltdowns & Conflict–Break Generational Patterns
Most of us never learned how to handle conflict as children. When we get married, we don’t know how to handle difficult situations. So we dismiss, ignore, run and hide, or become resentful over time. We don’t know how to handle meltdowns…so when our kids get upset and yell, we get upset and yell. Learn very practical steps to handle the most difficult situations as a parent and spouse.
Stop Sibling Fights, Name Calling & Power Struggles
Does anything make your blood boil more than hearing your children be mean to each other? But none of your rational discussions seem to make a difference. You feel like a bad parent, like you’ve done something wrong, embarrassed that your kids act like this. We’ll show you how to stop these siblings fights and power struggles.
“You’re Not the Boss of Me!”: Motivating Strong-Willed Children
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 their spirit or create more defiance. So how can you actually take advantage of this strong will and use it to help your child be successful? Come learn how to motivate even the most strong-willed children. Features Kirk and his strong-willed son, Casey (17).
Courageous Parenting: Tired of Being Judged?
Are you ready to cast off the myths and lies of Christian Parenting…and instead focus on what’s really important for your kids? Are you tired of trying to create the myth of the perfect family, while yours crumbles inside? Is your acceptance by God based on YOUR behavior or the mercy and kindness of God? Is your goal children who are just “well-behaved”…or kids defined by compassion, wisdom, tenacity, leadership, persistence and creativity?
Help Your Kids Own Their Own Faith
You can “make” your kids go to church and beg them to follow their faith. What usually happens is that they just parrot back what they know you want to hear, but they don’t own their own faith. We’ll show you 5 key steps you must take that will encourage your children to own their faith…and follow Christ with passion and conviction. At the heart of our message is servant leadership. It’s powerful.
Workshop fees are typically $2,500 – $5,000 plus travel expenses. Includes training for an unlimited number of parents and teachers. We can customize a program to fit your budget. Contact Brett at 888-506-1871 or email us at Brett@CalmCPU.com.
10 Secrets to Get More Power, Freedom, & Responsibility
Students listen when a teenager challenges them to control their own emotions and take responsibility for their lives. Casey has given over 35,000 students specific action steps to deal proactively with stress, peer pressure, anxiety, siblings, disappointment, finances and their future. He gets kids up on stage and involved in his presentation, mixing humor with hard-hitting advice that kids can relate to. Plus he plays a pretty mean guitar. We also include handouts for school counselors to reinforce the lessons. These handouts can be sent home to parents as well so they know exactly what their children learned.
Workshop fee is $1,500. School assemblies are 30-45 minutes depending on age group. Fee includes unlimited number of students.
Frustrated by students who fidget, constantly need to be redirected, and distract others? Want to create a child-friendly Sunday School program that draws families from the community into your church? Want to become experts at helping children with special needs?
Kirk and Casey’s presentations are always standing room only. Choose from among eight popular workshops.
Contact Brett at 888-506-1871 or email us at Brett@CalmCPU.com. He will be thrilled to listen to you, assess your specific needs and guide you to the right solutions. We work with everyone’s budget so be bold and call.