I always enjoyed Zig Zigler work, but after listening to his audio book “Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World“, I’m completely sold. I wish I had listened to this audio years ago when I was trying to raise my teenage step-daughters.
I feel really lucky to have stumbled across it now that I’ve got a toddler and am hoping to learn from the many mistakes I made with my step kids.
One of the things that stuck out the most to me while listening to the audio was that it isn’t so much about the kids, but me as a parent.
If I focus on the positive qualities I hold, those qualities will positively impact my children.
As I was thinking about this issue, I was reminded of my parents.
My parents are really good people. They aren’t perfect, but they raised six good kids who somehow have all managed to be contributing members of society.
My parents are universally loved by everyone who knows them because they treat everyone with respect. And I really do mean everyone. Anyone is welcome in our home and treated with kindness.
I remember more than once hearing “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”. They didn’t just say this phrase they lived it.[clickToTweet tweet=”If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. #greatquotes #rulestoliveby ” quote=”If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. “]
They didn’t gossip or speak poorly of anyone. They just treated everyone with kindness and if they had negative feelings they didn’t share them.
They also insisted that we treat our siblings with respect. They strictly enforced it in the home and made sure that we weren’t mean to each other.
People are always shocked when I tell them that I have never had a fight with any of my siblings. We don’t always get along and at times drive each other nuts, but we were taught to love one another and always respect the opinions of others.
I’m making it sound like we are perfect.
Trust me we aren’t, but the one thing I can say about my family is that we love each other and enjoy each others company.
I attribute a huge part of this love to the positive qualities of a positive parent that Zig Zigler refers to.
I doubt my parents read a specific book that told them to do what they did, but somehow they did it, and it worked.
The reason I was listening to the Zig Ziggler audio book is because I got an advanced copy of the Parenting Bundle by Ultimate Bundles.
I purchased my copy just for that one file. I’m so glad I did. I’ve got to put a note to myself on my calendar to listen to it annually. It is that amazing.
They find some of the best resources on the internet, combine them together and then offer them as a package at a heavily discounted rate.
This particular package has 35 eBooks, 10 e-courses, 2 audios; 23 printables, 9 workbooks and 1 membership site (which happens to be to the Zig Ziggler Family Community)
It is an amazing deal.
There is a bunch of fun and helpful products available for new and experienced parents.
Some of the highlights include:
- 7 Key Tips to Save Yourself from a Bad Day or Life by Ruthie Gray
- Emotional Coaching: An Essential Part of Your Parenting Toolbox! By Melissa Benaroya
- Parenting in Tough Time by Luschka Van Onselen
- The Stop Yelling Handbook by Amanda Rueter
There is a ton of info for parents with Toddlers and Preschoolers including:
- I Can Teach My Child to Read by Jenae Jacobson
- Potty Train in a weekend by Becky Mansfield
- I’ve had my eye on this class for a while and was super excited to see it in the bundle
- Babes, Tots and Kids: 52 Weeks of Preschool for Children Ages Baby-5 years by Raegan Disharoon & Valerie Plowman
There are also resources for parents of special needs children:
- Autism/ADHD Food and Nutrition Workshop by Julie Matthews
- I’m planning to do this workshop even though Ella’s development seems natural. I’m a firm believer that food makes a huge impact on kids (and adults)
- There are three resources on anxiety – Anxiety runs in my family and Aaron’s, so I’m very interested in reading this program as well.
- Raising the Blinds on Anxiety: Workbook for Kids by Deborah Kendall
- How to Teach Your Kids to Crush Anxiety by Natasha Daniels
- Taking Time for Me: A 31 Day Journal to Help Increase Mindfulness & Decrease Anxiety by Karla Archer
There are a ton of other resources for Homeschooling, Outdoors & Travel, Food, Education, Faith, Disciple, Chore Chart & Planners and Activities & Crafts.
There is literally more information than I’ll ever be able to review. I’ve had my Parenting Ultimate Bundle for a week and have barely scratched the surface. The information is absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to begin using some of the resources.
I don’t want to just be a parent. I want to find the joy in parenting that I saw in my parents. My goal is to be a parent that has an impact, one that is loving and nurturing. I know I’ll make mistakes, but I want my kids to know I’m always trying my best.
To be honest, not everyone needs these resources.
They aren’t going to make you a better parenting unless you actually use and implement them. I’ve bought plenty of great books over the years that have sat on my bookshelf.
My goal with this package is to read one resource a week. It is still going to take me a lot of time, but if my parenting skills increase as a result, it will be money well spent (and this is a very inexpensive resource. As you guys know, I can be very frugal)
If you are a parent I recommend checking out the Parenting Ultimate Bundle regardless of where you are on the parenting spectrum. I can guarantee that you’ll find a resource that you will love.
PS. These packages are very inexpensive and if you order by 8/10/17 by you’ll get the early bird special which is a free upgrade to the e-reader version.
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