SOUTHAMPTON, England, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Billions of parents around the globe want their children to grow up to be successful. Now one man, Richard Curtis, The Kid Calmer, thinks he has got the solution. He has launched his own parenting philosophy to help children grow up to be ready for the 21st century.
Having faced some of the toughest children in the UK, Richard has developed a manifesto for parenting and a philosophy that parents around the globe can use. Gone is the naughty step, time out for young children is banned in Richard's view.
Instead Richard tells parents to see what is actually happening, that their child is having a tantrum as they don't know how to cope with their emotions. Richard challenges parents in his unique manner to 'prepare children for the future' through his approach. "I'm starting a movement, it's a movement on behalf of the next generations and it needs to start now," says Richard.
It's been four years since 'Supernanny' was last seen on television and now a new child behaviour phenomenon is spreading out across the country. Since Jo Frost hung up the 'Supernanny' cape in 2012, parents desperate for help have sought their hero to rescue them from tantrums and aggression.
Now parents and families are jumping on board the approaches of The Kid Calmer, Richard Curtis. Working with families around the world, specialist behaviour teacher Richard, 36, brings his own brand of no-nonsense approach to unruly children.
Not only has he put his expectations on what families should have in place at each age range to tackle behaviour on his website, he's written his manifesto and philosophy for raising children in the 21st century.
Entitled 'Parenting for the Future' Richard has written over 150 rules that he feels are critical to the success of our children in the future. He claims that with the changes in society and technology, a new approach is needed and that if society wants to reduce divorce rates, relationship problems, suicide rates and arguments in the future then society need to act now and change some of our own beliefs when bringing up children.
Richard continues "I want to help children grow up to be what they can be and overcome any barriers they face, if the parents like me too, then that's great but ultimately I'm here to change the lives of children and sometimes that means challenging parental beliefs."
"He challenges your beliefs in a non-threatening way that really changed our family."
Georgina El Morshdy from Plymouth and mum of three
In the year since he launched the Kid Calmer brand, ex-teacher Richard Curtis has featured in press, on the radio, filmed a television pilot and had three books published. He claims to have influenced more than half a million children's lives in the years he has been tackling behaviour and his website describes him as the leading child behaviour expert in the UK.
Parents can read Parenting for the Future or find out more about Richard at http://www.thekidcalmer.com
Richard's manifesto for the future
1. Tomorrow's world will be different; we owe it to our children to prepare them for it.
2. What was good enough for us is not good enough for our children.
3. Help children learn to deal with their emotions. Never smack your child - if you get to that point, then it's about you, not your child, you don't know what to do
4. Bad behaviour is normally because a child does not know how to deal with a situation or get something.
5. Ditch the traumatic sanctions and the naughty step. The naughty step should be banned, it's traumatic to force them there time after time and doesn't teach them how not to lose their temper, just to hide it.
6. Adults are not always right, don't be a dictator to your children. If you insist on winning every battle, you are a dictator, and they could either grow up being expected to be dictated to or to be a dictator themselves.
About the Kid Calmer
Child behaviour expert, Richard Curtis, is one of the leading child behaviour experts, helping families around the world with his no-nonsense approach to parenting. Aside from visiting families to tackle their children's behaviour, he helps parents online, through the media, his books and by giving presentations. He has published three books, 101 Tips for Parents, 101 More Tips for Parents and 101 Behaviour Tips for Parents. He is currently developing television concepts for his work.
SOURCE The Kid Calmer