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 [...]

Marshmallows, Chocolate, Graham Crackers – and Family Meetings!

2017-10-18T01:29:17+00:00 October 7th, 2017|

by Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar FAmily   Have you felt it yet in your neck of the woods— that gradual change in temperature that makes the evenings feel a little bit chilly? Our family loves when fall arrives, because with it comes our other favorite season – S’more Season! We have a fire pit in [...]

The Importance of Speaking “Teen”

2017-09-20T11:36:04+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|

Note from Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar Family:  This week Jen Truitt, one of our Ziglar Family Coaches, is guest posting again, sharing some wisdom and insight about the importance of learning one particular “foreign” language: teen! As a former middle school teacher and mom to two teenaged daughters, she has some personal perspective to share. [...]

Teens: Not for the Faint of Heart

2017-09-08T19:43:56+00:00 September 9th, 2017|

by Mark Timm, CEO Ziglar Family Are you the parent of a teen or pre-teen?  If so, then maybe you’ll agree: parenting teenagers and pre-teens is not for the faint of heart!  Starting somewhere around 7th grade, it seems that our sweet little kiddos turn into hormonal whirlwinds, blowing hot and then cold, leaving parents [...]