Kirk Martin

Laugh-out loud funny, practical and life-changing. That is how over 750,000 parents at over 1,700 live Workshops have described Celebrate Calm Founder and homeschooling father Kirk Martin. Kirk’s strategies will eliminate the power struggles, yelling and arguing that characterize our homes. Parents leave changed and grateful.

Workshops from Kirk Martin (may vary by event location)

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. 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.

For Men, For Women, Mom Encouragement, Parenting, Relationships, Special Needs

10 Ways to Stop Defiance, Disrespect & 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.

Early Childhood, For Men, For Women, Mom Encouragement, Parenting, Relationships, Special Needs

Discipline That Works, When Consequences Don’t

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.

Early Childhood, For Men, For Women, Mom Encouragement, Parenting, Relationships

“You’re Not the Boss of Me!” Motivate 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.

Early Childhood, For Men, For Women, Mom Encouragement, Parenting, Relationships

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?

For Men, For Women, Mom Encouragement, Parenting, Relationships