Calm Casey

Casey Smiling with His Guitar

Do you want more power and freedom in your life? I do! Well, there’s one simple way to get that. And it isn’t by bugging your parents or picking on your siblings! It’s by controlling yourself. I’m going to show you how to be the most powerful person in the world. And along the way, we can talk about my other passions: playing guitar, flying airplanes, chasing Ferraris, throwing hockey coaches out of games, and being an entrepreneur. So come along for the ride and tell me what you think.

Casey’s Confession: I Didn’t Like Myself Much

Casey’s Confession: I Didn’t Like Myself Much When I was younger, I didn’t like myself much. I always felt different, like everyone was trying to fix me or change me. I had ADHD, Sensory processing issues, was defiant and had a lot of quirks. Focusing in school was really difficult for me and I found… Continue Reading ›

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Posted on August 18, 2013 by Brett Martin

What do kids value most?

I wanted to share a poignant essay that Casey’s cousin, Angela, wrote for a school assignment. Angela is a spectrum child who was told by an educational psychologist that she would never be successful in school. Oh, that was two years and four Honor Roll semesters ago. I love Angela’s heart, enthusiasm and blunt honesty.… Continue Reading ›

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Posted on October 14, 2011 by Kirk Martin

From Casey: When people don’t like you

When I conduct school assemblies, lots of kids ask me, “What do you do when people don’t like you?” That’s a tough question! 1) Does that person REALLY not like you? -  When I was younger, I used to think my teachers and classmates didn’t like me.  I misinterpreted something they’d say and think, “He’s… Continue Reading ›

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Posted on September 26, 2011 by Kirk Martin

Casey’s Homework Tip–Exercise

I know lots of you guys are anxious about starting the new school year. School work isn’t always a ton of fun so if you can figure out ways to think better, you can do it more quickly. Here’s one of my favorite ways to do work. I exercise first, then do my most difficult… Continue Reading ›

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Posted on August 30, 2011 by Kirk Martin

Can two brothers really get along?!

So it’s pretty cool when you are a teenager and you see how other kids are taking back power over their emotions and actions. I think this 9-year-old rocks. He’s going to have a great life! —- I thought you would be encouraged to hear about the ways your Straight Talk for Kids CD is… Continue Reading ›

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Posted on July 21, 2011 by Kirk Martin

Sometimes my Dad is annoying

Sometimes my Dad is annoying, like when he’s right about stuff! I used to say, “I don’t have time for that.” His response? “That’s a lie, Casey. You have time for what is important to you. You are just lying to yourself.” Same thing goes for money. I have the time and money for what… Continue Reading ›

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Posted on July 12, 2011 by Kirk Martin

Kids, do you argue to prove your point?

This is for all my friends out there who struggle with being bossy, arguing too much and trying to control others. As my Dad will tell you, because we don’t have a lot of internal structure, we try to “force” it externally. Here are a few examples I share with kids in the Straight Talk… Continue Reading ›

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Posted on July 7, 2011 by Kirk Martin

It’s my Dad’s fault!

When I speak at Student Assemblies, one of the questions other kids ask me is, “How do you calm down when things go wrong or you lose something?” Well, as my Mom and Dad will tell you, I’ve had a lot of practice with losing things!! I have discovered a couple dozen ways to stay… Continue Reading ›

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Posted on July 5, 2011 by Kirk Martin

Does technology control you? Or do you control technology?

Does technology control you? Or do you control technology? I love having more power in my life. And most kids do. That’s why one of the most critical things I try to teach younger kids and teenagers is how to develop power over their time. The following is taken from the Straight Talk for Kids… Continue Reading ›

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Posted on June 30, 2011 by Kirk Martin

What Do Kids Want More than Money?!

When I’m traveling with my Dad and conducting Workshops, there is one question that parents ask me more than any other. “How can I get my kids to listen to me more and spend time with me?” I like being able to help parents with this question. Do you want my pithy teenager response or… Continue Reading ›

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Posted on June 28, 2011 by Kirk Martin

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