7 Effects of Technology Addiction on Kids (and How to Overcome It)

2018-01-18T13:53:18+00:00 January 20th, 2018|

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 [...]

Teens and Technology: What We've Learned from Parenting in the Digital Age

2018-01-13T13:47:24+00:00 January 13th, 2018|

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 [...]

3 Practical Action Tips for Parents of Strong-Willed Children

2018-01-04T17:03:38+00:00 January 6th, 2018|

Editor's note:  This post comes from a resource created by renowned pediatrician, Dr. Meg Meeker, exclusively for Ziglar Family.  For more from Dr. Meeker, check out her video from our most recent 7 Day Challenge!    Trying to parent strong-willed children can often be enough to make even the most patient parents lose their cool. [...]

Map Your Route to Family Success in 2018!

2017-12-28T18:49:30+00:00 December 30th, 2017|

by Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar Family Happy New Year!  We've finally arrived—it’s 2018 and the slate is clean, so it’s time to start mapping out some goals for the new year. The vast majority of families that I encounter say that after faith, family is the most important thing in their lives.  If that’s the [...]

Living a Life of Purpose: 5 Lessons from a Holiday Classic

2017-12-20T22:37:20+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|

Note from the Editor: This week we welcome back guest blogger Kevin Monroe, who has a special holiday message to share with our Ziglar Family community.   When was the last time you saw something familiar in a new light? It's like suddenly seeing in three dimensions that which you had previously only seen in two. [...]

The Possibility of Forgiveness

2017-12-14T17:43:31+00:00 December 16th, 2017|

Note from Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar Family:  Last year at this time, I published the following post, and the reaction was huge!  The message seemed to really strike a chord with our community, and to this day it remains our most-read and most-reacted-to post.  I'm publishing it again, in case you either didn't read it [...]

Want to make better decisions?

2017-12-05T15:23:15+00:00 December 9th, 2017|

Note from Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar Family: I recently had the privilege of being a guest on Kevin Monroe’s Higher Purpose podcast. Kevin believes people who find and fulfill their God-given higher purpose have more fun, experience greater fulfillment, and make the world better and brighter for everyone else. It is those beliefs that energize [...]

Want 2018 to be your Best Year EVER?

2017-12-01T11:49:53+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|

by Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar Family Do you know what you want to accomplish in 2018? What goals do you have for yourself and your family? This past year was another great year for the Timm family—our best year ever, in fact! We achieved far more than we ever dreamed possible. But it didn’t happen [...]

Let the Holiday Traditions Begin!

2017-11-24T18:38:23+00:00 November 25th, 2017|

Note from Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar Family: Happy post-Thanksgiving to all of our American readers, and happy holiday season "kick-off" to all!  This week, I'm turning over the pen to my wife, Ann, for our weekly blog post.  She loves Thanksgiving and all of the subsequent holiday traditions more than anyone I've ever met, so [...]

Helping Your Child Develop a Rock-solid Identity (and maybe you, too!)

2017-11-08T22:33:37+00:00 November 11th, 2017|

Note from Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar Family:  This week's guest post is from Michele Cushatt, a well-known author, speaker, and coach — who is also a wife and mom of six.    A storyteller at heart, Michele inspires audiences with the warmth of her transparency and presence. Her unique style makes you feel like you just spent [...]