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Mr. Kirk Martin:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Martin, Kirk

Celebrate Calm, LLC
170 E. Main Street, Suite D
Nashville, Tennessee (TN)  37075
United States of America (US)

Kirk Martin on Twitter
Keynote Speaker?Available
Featured Presentations2013 FPEA Special Needs Struggling Learner Homeschool Conference (2013, FL)
8th Annual 2013 Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo (2013, MO)
2013 Southeast Homeschool Convention (2013, SC)
2012 Southeast Homeschool Expo (SE HS Expo) (2012, GA)
2012 Alabama Homeschool Expo (2012, AL)
MTHEA 2012 Home Education Expo & Curriculum Fair (2012, TN)
2012 Chicago Homeschool Expo (2012, IL)
2011 Chicago Homeschool Expo (2011, IL)
2011 Southeast Homeschool Expo (SE HS Expo) (2011, GA)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Staying Sane in An Insane World!
Kirk shows attendees how to lead with calm authority through today’s chaotic world and its insatiable demands. Discover practical tools to take back power over your biggest stressors: raising challenging children, managing relationships, fighting traffic, work demands, social pressure, addictions, the economy, finances, etc. This is hard-hitting content with real life application, delivered with laugh-out loud anecdotes that everyone can relate to.

Strong Marriages, Strong Families
Marriages and families are under assault like never before. The stress, pace and pressure of modern life are destroying relationships. Kirk will support you in your efforts to maintain strong, healthy families by teaching parents how to:

•Create more order, structure and consistency in their homes.
•Create clear boundaries, expectations and consequences.
•Communicate, resolve conflict and problem solve with their spouses.
•Use proper self-care so they are whole emotionally, physically and spiritually.
•Model self-control, praise and actively teach their children.

At My Wit’s End! Stop Defiance, Bullying & Power Struggles
Few people understand the challenges you face as foster and adoptive parents. Kirk gives parents dealing with explosive households and intense children practical strategies to:

•Eliminate defiance, disrespect, and power struggles (even with teens).
•Improve focus, attention, and behavior in school.
•Relieve anxiety and sensory issues.
•Help children become motivated and responsible for choices.
•Create stress-free mornings, homework time, and bedtime.

How to Help Intense, Challenging Children Be Successful…While Keeping Your Sanity
You work with the most challenging children, day in and day out. You love these kids, but they exhaust and frustrate you. Kirk will give you practical strategies to deal with anxiety, meltdowns, violence, sensory issues, bullying, inattention, aggression and disruptive behaviors. We demonstrate:

•Practical ways to improve attention and retention.
•Behavior plans that build confidence and work long-term.
•Correct ways to calm an angry, anxious or violent child.
•Tips to transfer ownership of academic and behavioral success to students.
•How to take care of yourself emotionally so you can have peace and joy.

Discipline Like God?! When Spanking & Consequences Don’t Work
You have a child for whom consequences mean nothing. Consequences simply don’t register. You threaten to spank them and they just drop their drawers and call your bluff. You find yourself fighting all the time, 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 while you discipline—and grow closer—to your child.

Stress-Free Homeschooling with Motivated Kids
Did you know children learn best with multi-sensory stimulation, movement and rhythm? If we don’t understand this, our kids will shut down and process information more slowly. We’ll show you dozens of practical, concrete strategies to get work done more quickly, without the fighting and stress. We’ll even help you spark that internal motivation in your kids so they take ownership. Includes simple ways to alleviate anxiety and sensory issues. Laugh and learn with us!

Stop Sibling Fights, Name Calling & Tattling
Does anything make your blood boil more than hearing your children be mean to each other? But none of your rational discussions make a difference. You feel like a bad parent, like you’ve done something wrong, embarrassed that your kids act like this. What happens when you have one child who takes all your energy and time? We’ll show you how to get your kids to share, stop tattling, and resolve conflict so you don’t have to be the sheriff. We’ll even show you an amazing way to deal with your kids complaining, “It’s not fair!"

“You’re Not the Boss of Me!”: Motivating Strong-Willed Toddlers & 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. One of my favorites.

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.

Special Needs:  Help Your Children Be Wildly Successful While Being Themselves
Why do your kids act bossy, argue like attorneys, fidget constantly, struggle with transitions and executive function, cheat at games, shut down, ask WHY all the time, hide little things in their pockets, eat and wear the same things day after day, act like saints for others (but not for you), do things the hard way, push people’s buttons effortlessly, struggle with new experiences, have sensory issues, get distracted and more?
 Sometimes our kids are like a puzzle, leaving us frustrated. The strategies that work with most kids backfire on kids with special needs. Come understand your kids like never before and learn 10 practical strategies to help them be wildly successful. Features special insight into children with ADHD, OCD, ODD, Sensory issues, Anxiety, Aspergers, Autism and more.

Stop Sibling Rivalry and Fights over Video Games/Screens
Are you tired of being the referee? It’s not your job to break up sibling squabbles. Your kids need to learn how to control themselves and handle conflict. We will show you exactly what to do when kids bicker, hit, drain your energy and whine, “That’s not fair” or “He’s looking at me!” We’ll show you how to get control over the screens (TV, video games, iPhones, social media, texting) without the power struggles and whining!

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.

ADHD University: How to Motivate Your Child Without Crushing His Spirit
Kids with special needs are terribly misunderstood. If you don’t understand their quirks and intentions, you will crush their spirit and create an oppositional child. Kirk will show you why your kids behave the way they do, and give you practical tools to ignite their internal motivation, improve focus and overcome anxiety so you can enjoy a confident, respectful and purposeful child. Includes help for kids with sensory issues, Asperger's, ADHD, OCD, ODD and more.

Kirk's Achievements
  • Celebrate Calm Founder
  • Behavioral Therapist
  • Homeschooling Father
  • Featured: USA Today
  • Featured: Parenting magazine
  • Featured: PARADE Magazine
Martin's Bio

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. Plus we spend A LOT of time helping parents change (not just kids). After all, the best discipline is teaching a child self-discipline.

USA Today, Parade Magazine and countless TV and Radio shows have relied on Kirk's expertise to stop defiance, power struggles and sibling fights.

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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Kirk Martin and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.


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