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

2018-09-13T23:43:21+00:00

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 [...]

7 Effects of Technology Addiction on Kids (and How to Overcome It)2018-09-13T23:43:21+00:00

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

2018-09-13T23:43:22+00:00

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 [...]

Teens and Technology: What We’ve Learned from Parenting in the Digital Age2018-09-13T23:43:22+00:00

December 2017 Thrive Family Resource: Family Board Meetings

2018-09-13T23:43:24+00:00

December 2017 Thrive Family Resource:  Family Board Meetings Earlier this month, we shared with you a fantastic interview with Jim Sheils, author of Family Board Meetings.   Now, Jim has provided our community members with this free, downloadable resource on Family Board Meetings.  It's an awesome tool that gives you an overview of the concept, plus [...]

December 2017 Thrive Family Resource: Family Board Meetings2018-09-13T23:43:24+00:00

Marshmallows, Chocolate, Graham Crackers – and Family Meetings!

2018-09-13T23:43:36+00:00

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 [...]

Marshmallows, Chocolate, Graham Crackers – and Family Meetings!2018-09-13T23:43:36+00:00

The Importance of Speaking “Teen”

2018-09-13T23:43:39+00:00

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. [...]

The Importance of Speaking “Teen”2018-09-13T23:43:39+00:00

September 2017 Thrive Family Resource: Have You Mastered “The Look?”

2018-09-13T23:43:39+00:00

September 2017 Thrive Family Resource:  Have You Mastered "The Look?" September Thrive Family Focus Expert, John G. Miller, has generously shared with us a chapter from Raising Accountable Kids, his book with wife and co-author Karen G. Miller.  This chapter is available for download exclusively for Thrive community members. In this excerpt, John shares how the old-fashioned, time-tested and proven "Look" [...]

September 2017 Thrive Family Resource: Have You Mastered “The Look?”2018-09-13T23:43:39+00:00

Teens: Not for the Faint of Heart

2018-09-13T23:43:40+00:00

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 [...]

Teens: Not for the Faint of Heart2018-09-13T23:43:40+00:00

August 2017 Thrive Family Resource: A Parent’s Guide to Slang

2018-09-13T23:43:42+00:00

August 2017 Thrive Family Resource: A Parent's Guide to Teen Slang August Thrive Family Focus Expert, Gary Alan Taylor (VP of Axis), has shared with us a fantastic resource called A Parent's Guide to Teen Slang. This download is available especially for Thrive community members. He wanted to share this handy tool to help parents of teens who are hearing phrases like, [...]

August 2017 Thrive Family Resource: A Parent’s Guide to Slang2018-09-13T23:43:42+00:00

August 2017 Thrive Family Focus: How Parents Can Learn to Speak Teen: A Culture Translator

2018-09-13T23:43:44+00:00

August 2017 Thrive Family Focus: How Parents Can Learn to Speak Teen: A Culture Translator  (Gary Alan Taylor)    Welcome to the August Thrive Family Focus Interview! This month, Thrive community co-founder, Bill Blankschaen, sits down with Vice President of Axis.org, Gary Alan Taylor, to discuss how Axis helps parents and grandparents effectively communicate with teens in their own language.  With [...]

August 2017 Thrive Family Focus: How Parents Can Learn to Speak Teen: A Culture Translator2018-09-13T23:43:44+00:00