by Jenifer Truitt, Executive Director of Ziglar Family Two weekends ago, for the first time ever, my husband and I went on a marriage retreat. Last week, we celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. What in the world took us so long??!! Well, to start, we are like many other parents out there: we have [...]
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Editor's note: This week we are honored to welcome social psychologist, parenting expert and best-selling author Susan Newman, Ph.D., as our guest blogger. Dr. Newman is the author of 15 books in the relationship and parenting fields, including Little Things Long Remembered: Making Your Children Feel Special Every Day. Her research and books examine such areas as building strong [...]
Editor's note: This week we are honored to have another outstanding guest post by John G. Miller, co-author (with wife, Karen G. Miller) of Raising Accountable Kids: How to Be an Outstanding Parent Using the Power of Personal Accountability. John and Karen are parents to seven children and have eight grandkids, as well. The Millers make their home in Denver, [...]
Editor's note: This week, we are pleased and honored to welcome back Dr. Meg Meeker as our guest blogger. Dr. Meg is a well-known and highly respected pediatrician, mother, and best-selling author of six books. She is a leading authority on parenting, teens and children’s health. You can learn more about Dr. Meg by visiting [...]
Editor's note: This week we are pleased to welcome Ziglar Family team member Janie Seltzer, M.A. Pastoral Theology, as our guest blogger. Janie is a Spiritual Director, a poet, and writer of the spiritual life. She also is a retreat leader and speaker. In 2016, she also became a Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainer, and she is [...]
by Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar Family Well, it's been a bit of a week, hasn't it? Valentine's Day, Ash Wednesday, and the senseless tragedy in Florida that has left us all reeling —all on the same day — it's certainly been an emotional roller coaster. And it's left many of us feeling that something needs [...]
Note from the editor: We are so excited to introduce you to Jim Sheils, author of this week's guest post. Jim has been called the “Crazy Glue” for families, especially entrepreneur families. His popular Family Board Meeting strategy is helping thousands of parents worldwide to deepen their family relationships. Jim is an avid surfer and enjoys [...]
by Jenifer Truitt, Executive Director Ziglar Family There are countless things that I worry about doing "wrong" as a parent, from how I manage my girls' technology usage to whether I'm doing enough to teach them how to survive in the 'real world' when it gets here (sooner than I am ready for!). One thing [...]
by Jenifer Truitt, Executive Director of Ziglar Family Smartphones, tablets, or the Internet can be addictive because their use can trigger the release of the brain chemical dopamine to alter mood — which is exactly what drugs and alcohol do. That's a pretty sobering thought, isn't it? (No pun intended.) And just like with alcohol [...]
In this week's Ziglar Family blog, we're going a little bit rogue, and instead of sharing written thoughts, we're sharing video! (So I guess that makes this a Vlog instead of a Blog?) Recently we've been hearing from many of our Ziglar Family community members with topics they'd like to see discussed here, and one [...]