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 [...]

3 Practical Action Tips for Parents of Strong-Willed Children

2018-02-09T11:56:17+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. How [...]

“Hello Lessons” — Practicing Manners with a Stubborn Toddler

2017-11-14T17:23:44+00:00 November 18th, 2017|

Note from Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar Family:  I came across a great post recently by author, blogger, and columnist Leslie Anne Tarabella that I knew I had to share with our Ziglar Family community.  In this post, Leslie Anne shares how she and her husband outwitted their stubborn 3-year-old who wasn't keen on using his [...]

Technology “Top 5” Practices for Parents

2017-07-23T08:41:22+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|

by Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar Family Whenever I have a conversation with parents about the biggest challenges they face with raising kids in today’s world, the single issue that comes up time and time again is technology. Because most of us who are raising tweens and teens didn’t have internet when we were kids, much [...]

Accountable Parenting: Is Your Child in Charge?

2017-06-22T15:49:44+00:00 June 24th, 2017|

Note from Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar Family:  This week we are honored to have a phenomenal guest post by John G. Miller and Karen G. Miller, co-authors of Raising Accountable Kids:  How to Be an Outstanding Parent Using the Power of Personal Accountability.  John — author of the million-seller QBQ! The Question Behind the Question — [...]

46 Ways Kids Can Help Around the House

2017-07-04T15:03:31+00:00 April 29th, 2017|

Note from Mark Timm, Ziglar Family CEO: Today’s post is from Ziglar Family team member Jenifer Truitt. Jen is part of our copywriting and content creating team, and she's also a Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainer.  Most importantly, though, are the roles she cherishes as wife, mom, daughter, sister, niece, and cousin.  She can (and does!) quote [...]

The Uncomfortable Truth About Discipline

2017-04-21T22:03:49+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|

by Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar Family Discipline. It’s definitely one of the most often recurring topics that I’m asked about in various family coaching situations. Here’s the uncomfortable truth: many common discipline problems with kids are really rooted in parental behavior. Problems result from parents not being consistent with rules and consequences. When we don’t [...]

The Secret to Frustration-Free Discipline

2017-03-17T10:41:42+00:00 February 25th, 2017|

by Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar Family When you think of the word discipline, what comes to mind? Do you immediately think of a parent/child interaction in some punitive, uncomfortable, or just generally negative way? Or maybe you tune-in more to the root “disciple” and call to mind a kinder, gentler image of a leader/follower relationship. [...]