Control Your Emotions, Screens & Impulses
Virtual School Assembly
“If you want more freedom, turn off your video games two minutes early.
If you can control yourself, your parents won’t have to.”
~ Casey Martin
Our kids struggle with anxiety, social skills, and the pressure of social media. They often have a hard time controlling their emotions, impulses and screen time. It’s time to give students of all ages practical tools to improve their confidence.
Over 200,000 students from Portland to Prague have responded when a young man–not another adult–challenges them to control their own emotions, impulses and screen time. Kids identify with Casey because he is vulnerable about his own struggles with anxiety, focus, and behavior issues. He mixes humor with hard-hitting advice and stories that kids can relate to.
And now kids all over the world from elementary through high school can learn from him at your convenience. Plus kids receive a cheat sheet including key takeaways and specific conversations to have with their parents, siblings, and friends.
Watch a free preview of his Control Your Emotions, Screens, & Impulses presentation above and review 5 Lessons Students Will Learn at the bottom of the page. Then forward this to your PTA, school, or youth group.
Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com with the name of your school or group. Casey will provide a price quote, customize the presentation for you, show you how to use this with your students, and answer all your questions.
In a concise, 30-minute video, your students will learn these 5 lessons:
(1) How to take control over screen time, de-escalate conflicts with parents, and earn trust.
If you can control yourself, your parents don’t have to control you. That’s huge. If you can control your video game time, homework time, screen time, and chores, your parents don’t have to step in and nag you all the time. Through stories on video games and social media, Casey illustrates these principles and gives kids ideas on how to de-escalate situations that start to get tense instead of yelling at their parents.
2) How to calm down when things get tense.
Being mad and upset blinds you to your options and the consequences of your actions. But calming down is incredibly difficult. Adults struggle with it! So, what are some practical ways you can calm down when you’re upset over school, siblings, or an interaction with your parents? Casey challenges kids to come up with a new calming routine so the next time they’re upset, they can take a step back, and control themselves.
3) How to handle conflict with provocative siblings and friends
How do you stop reacting to siblings who push your buttons? How do you toe the line between having fun and seriously irritating your siblings? Through a couple of really funny stories, Casey illustrates a different way to handle brothers and sisters who provoke you and push your buttons!
4) How to cope with anxiety.
Anxiety is something all of us feel, albeit to varying degrees, and in different circumstances. Given that anxiety is universal, how do you handle it? How do you engage in social situations when you are anxious? What about trying new activities and going new places? Casey normalizes anxiety and gives practical tools to face everyday situations that students struggle with.
5) How to improve focus, attention, time management, and how to disagree respectfully.
Like many students, Casey struggled with focus and attention in school. Sitting still all day, then coming home to do homework was close to an impossibility for him. Many students have been thrown into hybrid models of schooling, fully online school, and some are in school full time again. Casey gives a bunch of practical ideas to help in every situation.
“Your talk has had a big impact on my life. Just a day ago, I was crying because I did not know how to communicate with my dad about his rash words and lack of trust that have hurt me. Now, I have more confidence in the future of the relationship with my father. Additionally, I have seven siblings and they do not always respect me, which frustrates me; however, I think your advice will help! You definitely made an impact. Thank you.”
~ Student Body President, Carmel IN
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“You and Casey have impacted every part of our school community. I’m the school counselor, and it’s clear that Casey’s message stuck with our students. I regularly ask students who controls their behavior, and since Casey spoke to them, they all respond with an enthusiastic, ‘I do!’ That’s a natural lead in for me to explore with them ways that they can take more responsibility for their actions.
“A number of parents have told me specific changes they’ve made to their routines and responses (like doing push-ups with their kids, sitting on the floor, or taking better care of themselves) that had immediate positive effects for their families.
“In less than two weeks, I’ve heard at least a dozen ways you and Casey impacted our community. Imagine what the future holds for us! Thank you!” *
~ Krissie Betbeze, M.Ed., LCSW, Counselor, Overbrook Academy
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“Casey, in the three months since you spoke to our students, I have seen a significant change in their responses. Kids who used to make excuses are taking responsibility. Instead of blaming their classmates, they are being honest about their own choices. As a principal, this is music to my ears! Thank you for such practical advice that kids really take to heart.”
~ Colleen Abinzer, Principal
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“Our PTA was absolutely thrilled with your school assemblies with all the different age groups. Your advice was very practical and I love that each student left with three things to go home and try that night (including my own son and it was awesome!). We’re already choosing which of the other assemblies we want for next year!”
~ Allison Donato, PTA President, Cornwall ES