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This show is for women and men who want a happier home life. Arlene will help you bridge the gap between your ideal family and the real thing. You don’t have to come from a happy home to create one. Your host Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and author of several books including 31 Days to a Happy Husband and Parents Rising. She and her husband James have been married more than 21 years and have three children. Inside this podcast, you’ll meet some of the kindest and smartest experts when it comes to marriage and parenting. Get ready for fun and practical conversations that will change your thinking, give you hope, and spark positive change.  

The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane AccessMore

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 78 Ratings

This show is for women and men who want a happier home life. Arlene will help you bridge the gap between your ideal family and the real thing. You don’t have to come from a happy home to create one. Your host Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and author of several books including 31 Days to a Happy Husband and Parents Rising. She and her husband James have been married more than 21 years and have three children. Inside this podcast, you’ll meet some of the kindest and smartest experts when it comes to marriage and parenting. Get ready for fun and practical conversations that will change your thinking, give you hope, and spark positive change.  

    Drew Hill - Helping Teens Walk with Jesus (Encore)

    Drew Hill - Helping Teens Walk with Jesus (Encore)

    July's Theme is Raising Boys and Girls
    Encore Presentation
    Is your teenager hearing from Jesus? When our kids encounter Jesus for themselves, everything changes. Drew Hill has worked with teens for more than 20 years and shares how parents can invite teens to (literally) walk with Jesus. In today's conversation, you'll learn about:
    2:30 Meeting Jesus as a teenager
    4:00 This Christian camp experience changed my life
    6:00 Go on a walk - why is this transformational?
    7:30 About the documentary Godspeed: The Pace of Being Known
    9:10 What if our teens aren’t interested in spiritual things - how can we help them get more interested?
    12:00 What is the biggest change you’ve seen in youth ministry since smartphones?
    14:10 We imagine things all the time
    16:50 When should my kid get a phone?
    19:45 I know I’m a phone addict…
    24:00 Personal life lessons from Dr. Gary Chapman
    28:00 Who is Crash the Rhino?
    Drew Hill is an award-winning author and speaker. He serves as the head of school for the Covenant School in Greensboro, NC. He also works in the leadership of Young Life. He and his wife Natalie have five kids.
    Learn more about Drew and his book, Alongside Jesus: Devotions for Teenagers alongsideresources.com
    Watch the documentary Drew talked about: Godspeed, The Pace of Being Known
    Get Arlene's free Gratitude Workout - 10 ways to build the muscle of thanksgiving in your child's life. Subscribe at happyhomeuniversity.com
    The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.

    • 34 min
    Terra Mattson - Raising Courageous Girls (Encore)

    Terra Mattson - Raising Courageous Girls (Encore)

    July's Theme is Raising Boys and Girls
    Encore Presentation
    It's challenging to raise confident girls in this social media age. What if you are struggling with confidence yourself as a mom? How can women and girls develop godly confidence and courage? In today's conversation with author and mom Terra Mattson, you'll learn:
    2:50 What are you seeing repeated again and again in your counseling practice with girls?
    4:50 Letting go of performance-based thinking
    6:30 When a boy asks your daughter for an inappropriate photo…do this
    9:00 Talking with your daughter about wanting to be liked and the fear of losing friends (negative peer pressure)
    11:30 What are red light, yellow light, and green light friendships?
    13:10 My struggle with bulimia and what I learned
    16:30 The lost art of confession
    17:45 How can we encourage our girl who is scared to go to school, or scared to face a mean girl?
    19:30 Going on dates with your daughter, having intentional time
    23:00 What are some signs that my daughter needs extra help like counseling?
    Terra Mattson has 20-plus years of experience as a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist. Terra and her husband Jeff founded Living Wholehearted, a counseling and organizational development firm helping people live and lead with integrity. Terra's book is Courageous: Raising Daughters Rooted in Grace. Learn more at her website. TerraMattson.com
    Terra also has a video course, Helping Moms Raise Confident Daughters. Learn more here.
    Is your child getting too much screen time? Take the free quiz at HappyHomeUniversity.com
    The Man in the Tree and the Brand New Start is available here. Save 25% by using code: Save25
    Wherever You Go I Want You To Know is available here. Save 25% by using code: Go25

    • 29 min
    David Thomas - Raising Emotionally Strong Boys (Encore)

    David Thomas - Raising Emotionally Strong Boys (Encore)

    July's Theme is Raising Boys and Girls
    Encore Presentation
    "Emotionally mature" may not be the words you use to describe your son. Maybe your boy is prone to outbursts, or rarely says more than one sentence at a time. Counselor and author David Thomas is here to help us nurture and raise emotionally strong boys. In today's conversation, you'll learn:
    2:30 How can we understand our boys better by using the Incredible Hulk?
    5:00 Teach these three R’s to your kids so they can regulate themselves, going from stressed to settled
    7:00 Work things out for yourself out loud so your child can hear how you manage stress and problems without angry outbursts
    9:10 Boys funnel emotions through anger; they are more physical than girls (hitting walls, biting, etc)
    11:00 How a walk, run, and movement can help your son regulate emotions
    13:30 How to respond according to research when your boy says, “But I want to play my video game, it helps me calm down.”
    15:00 Creating a top five list of regulation strategies
    17:20 Emotional vocabulary chart - how to get one for free
    19:45 The difference between saying “I am depressed” versus “I feel sad”
    22:30 Suicidal ideations - how can you tell if your child is serious?
    24:30 Adult men lead some of the scariest stats out there - including suicide
    27:50 Practice this exercise to put events in perspective (so they know losing homework isn’t the end of the world)
    David Thomas is the director of family counseling at Daystar Counseling in Nashville, TN and the coauthor of 10 books. He and his fellow counselor Sissy Goff co-host the podcast Raising Boys and Girls. David’s newest book is Raising Emotionally Strong Boys: Tools Your Son Can Build on for Life.
    Find out more about David Thomas and his book Raising Emotionally Strong Boys at RaisingBoysandGirls.com
    Take the free quiz, "Is my child getting too much screen time?" at HappyHomeUniversity.org
    The Man in the Tree and the Brand New Start is available here. Save 25% by using code: Save25

    • 32 min
    Juan and Jeanine Sanchez - The Central Mission of Parenting

    Juan and Jeanine Sanchez - The Central Mission of Parenting

    Your kids don't need you to be perfect--what they really need is to be directed towards a perfect God. How can parents recover this central mission of raising kids who know God and bring Him glory? Juan and Jeanine Sanchez, authors of Reaching Your Child's Heart, are here to guide us back to Biblical priorities in the home. Sharing their experience from raising five daughters who are now adults, you'll learn about:
    3:45 Changing your mindset about parenting
    6:35 What to do when you are frustrated with your spouse
    11:04 Our central mission as parents
    14:18 How to deal with sin in the home
    19:49 A common pitfall in parenting that you might be falling into
    22:20 What is a child-centered home vs. a parent-directed home?
    25:49 Creating a real relationship with your kids
    Dr. Juan and Jeanine Sanchez have been married more than 30 years and are the authors of Reaching Your Child's Heart: A Practical Guide to Faithful Parenting. Juan serves as the senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin and is a council member of The Gospel Coalition and is the cofounder and president of Coalicion. Jeanine teaches English and writing to kids, and is a women’s Bible teacher. They have five grown adult daughters.
    To learn more about Juan and Jeanine Sanchez and their book, Reaching Your Child's Heart, visit their website https://jandjsanchez.com/
    Follow the Sanchezes on Facebook (Juan R. Sanchez), X (@manorjuan), and Instagram (@manorjuan and @jeaninedell).
    Get Arlene's book co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, Screen Kids to get a better grasp on tech this summer. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802422209/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0802422209&linkCode=as2&tag=arlenpelli-20&linkId=837f2447fde5b4a57b13b75b78236083
    Have a question for Arlene to address on the podcast? Please email Arlene your questions and the topics you want covered on the show! speaking@arlenepellicane.com
    More Resources for Your Family:

    Subscribe to Arlene's free email list where she shares what she is learning in her home for yours. https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe

    • 32 min
    James Pellicane - Winning Mindset for Dads

    James Pellicane - Winning Mindset for Dads

    Are you struggling with your kids about screen time, friends, attitudes, chores, or anything else? How can you live in a place of victory--enjoying your family instead of enduring it? Dads can lead the way, and today I have a very special guest after Father's Day - my husband James Pellicane. We have been married for more than 25 years and have three children (one in college, one high school graduate, and one high schooler). In today's conversation, we share what's in the (not-so) secret sauce of creating a happy home. You'll learn about:
    3:50 Creating “winning” experiences for your child
    7:25 Why it is actually good for your kids to NOT get everything that they want
    12:34 How to provide leadership for kids, even when they are teens
    14:30 Try these activities with your kids
    21:37 Why we chose to delay giving smartphones to our kids (and the beautiful result)
    25:10 Getting on the same page with your spouse
    James Pellicane earned his MBA and MDiv from Regent University (where he met Arlene). For five years, he worked as a full-time business coach, coaching more than 400 clients. He's appeared on the Today Show with Arlene, and he is a Realtor/Broker in San Diego where he lives with Arlene and their three kids.
    Interested in having James as a personal parenting coach? Inquire for more details by emailing speaking@arlenepellicane.com
    Get Arlene's book co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, Screen Kids to get a better grasp on tech this summer. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802422209/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0802422209&linkCode=as2&tag=arlenpelli-20&linkId=837f2447fde5b4a57b13b75b78236083
    Watch the free documentary, Screen Kids: In Their Own Words about how our kids have survived without social media, smartphones, and video games at HappyHomeUniversity.com https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/
    Have a question for Arlene to address on the podcast? Please email Arlene your questions and the topics you want covered on the show! speaking@arlenepellicane.com
    More Resources for Your Family:

    Subscribe to Arlene's free email list where she shares what she is learning in her home for yours. https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe

    Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/@arlenehappyhome
    Save 25% at The Good Book.com. Use code Save 25 at checkout.

    • 31 min
    Monica Swanson - Becoming Homeschoolers

    Monica Swanson - Becoming Homeschoolers

    Maybe you're concerned about the quality of your kids' education and the morals being taught in the classroom. Could homeschooling be for your family? Author and homeschooling mom Monica Swanson is here to ease common fears, dispel misconceptions, and give practical tips about homeschooling to help. She also has encouragement for homeschoolers in her new book, Becoming Homeschoolers: Give your kids a great education, a strong family, and a life they'll thank you for later.
    In today's conversation, you'll learn:
    4:25 Homeschooling...is that even a possibility???
    7:51 How our kids can still socialize (even though they are homeschooled)
    12:25 Getting your spouse on board with homeschooling
    15:23 How homeschooling helps you grow as a parent
    17:28 How and when to start homeschooling your kids
    23:48 Transitioning to homeschooling in high school
    27:45 My favorite thing about homeschooling
    Monica Swanson is a popular blogger, host of the Monica Swanson podcast (formerly the Boy Mom podcast), and author of Boy Mom, Raising Amazing, and her new book, Becoming Homeschoolers. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Monica has a bachelor's degree in sports medicine and has spend much of her life as a personal coach and trainer. She and her husband Dave have four sons (one college grad, two in college, and a 13-year-old) and they live on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
    Find out more about Monica Swanson and her book Becoming Homeschoolers on her website https://monicaswanson.com/
    Get Arlene's book co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, Screen Kids to get a better grasp on tech this summer. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802422209/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0802422209&linkCode=as2&tag=arlenpelli-20&linkId=837f2447fde5b4a57b13b75b78236083
    Have a question for Arlene to address on the podcast? Please email Arlene your questions and the topics you want covered on the show! speaking@arlenepellicane.com

    More Resources for Your Family:
    Subscribe to Arlene's free email list where she shares what she is learning in her home for yours. https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe
    Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/@arlenehappyhome

    Save 25% at The Good Book.com. Use code Save 25 at checkout.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

@kimstewinspired ,

Help for those teen years

As a mom of two boys, I’ve loved listening to Arlene and her guests share encouragement as I don’t feel like my home is always a happy one. #thestruggleisreal. I highly recommend you tune in, especially her episodes on anger and rebellious teens. Oh my! Kim Stewart | Book Marketing Mania for Christian Authors

Ms. Davida ,

Authentic

Arlene has excellent content; fantastic messages of hope. Perfection is not the goal. There are no boney fingers pointed at our sternum pointing out our parenting flaws.
Genuine, authentic guests with messages of encouragement.
“You don't have to come from a happy home, to create one.” All with God ‘s help.

mihaila20201990 ,

A podcast that every parent needs to listen to

Screen free is possible! Arlene is very motivating and inspirational having raised kids to the teen years without a smart phone. She and her guests share so many nuggets of wisdom that I have replayed episodes many times to fully let the information sink in! A mom of little ones , I pray that I will be able to apply what I’ve learned. God bless you!

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