Want to Change the World? It starts at home…

2018-02-15T17:41:30+00:00 February 17th, 2018|

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 [...]

Family Meal Time: It’s about so much more than the food!

2018-01-22T15:42:22+00:00 January 27th, 2018|

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]