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 [...]

Don’t let technology control family time!

2017-08-31T12:13:30+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|

Technology. Thanks to smartphones and Wi-Fi, it’s everywhere these days. Sometimes I wonder how in the world our family ever lived without it, and other times I really wish we could find out! As an entrepreneur, I often feel the need to be plugged in 24/7. My team members all have my phone number and know [...]

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 [...]