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The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane VIDEO

Dr. Meg Meeker - Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

10/3/2022 00:27:49
According to today's guest, a father is the most important person in a young girl's life. That's what Dr. Meg Meeker has been seeing again and again in her practice as a pediatrician. Learn why this connection is so important and how to strengthen these bonds, no matter what your current situation. On today's podcast based on Dr. Meeker's bestselling book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, you'll learn: 

2:40 The importance of a dad's words - the sentence that changed Dr. Meeker's life 

4:20 What are the main differences between a dad and a mom? 

6:55 If you think it's too late to build a strong relationship with your daughter, it's not. Take ten minutes and do this...

8:10 Children get cues from parents - if mom or dad is upset or anxious, kids will be too 

10:40 What inspired you to write your book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters? 

12:10 What's it like seeing your book made into a movie? 

14:20 Why did you include humility as a chapter in your book? How do dads show humility to daughters in a healthy way? 

15:50 Daughters crave for their dad to protect them (even if they say otherwise) 

18:10 Do this dad when your daughter comes home from a date 

20:40 Set the rules of dress and dating beforehand 

22:30 What differences are you seeing in your teen patients in the last five years because of technology? 

24:10 Why is social media so dangerous for girls?  

Dr. Meeker is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She's written 7 books and a mother of four and grandmother of six. Her bestselling book Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters (which has sold more than half a million copies) has just been adapted into a movie on Pure Flix. 

Watch the movie Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters on Pure Flix 

Find out more about Dr. Meeker on her website meekerparenting.com

Melissa Swain - Discipling Your Kids with Purpose

9/26/2022 00:33:13
You're raising tiny disciples. Whether you have young ones or teens, Melissa Swain is here to help us write God's Word on our children's hearts. Family discipleship made simple. How do we do this in a way that our kids embrace? Today you'll learn: 

3:45 What can Alexander the Great teach us about culture today? What is vulture culture?

5:50 The urgency of parenting...we have limited time

7:10 This isn't an easy fix

7:50 How can you test how much popular culture is influencing your child?

10:30 Disciplining younger kids looks like this

11:50 How can I get my 18 year old to obey house rules?

14:50 You don't have to have a huge chunk of time to disciple

17:10 The difference between connecting with a moment and connecting with your child

19:40 Try these creative s'mores

21:30 What NOT to do with your kids

24:10 A different way to hold your kids accountable

26:55 How might a family start a discipleship plan at home?

28:45 Help for the single mom (or for the mom who is the only Christian in the home)

Guest Melissa Swain is the co-author of Write It On Their Hearts (authored with her late husband Chris). Melissa has spent nearly 23 years as a pastor's wife and is a mom, homeschool teacher, writer, and editor.  

To learn more, go to Melissa's website writeitontheirhearts.com

Take the quiz, Is your child getting too much screen time? at happyhomeuniversity.com

Beth McCord - Enneagram and Your Family

9/19/2022 00:30:23
You've probably heard of the Enneagram - can it actually help you understand your kids or your spouse? Enneagram coach Beth McCord is teaching how this tool can aid spiritual and relational growth in your home. You'll see how the Enneagram can help you navigate disagreements better with your spouse and more. In today's conversation, we'll talk about:

2:40 - These are the 4 core motivations for every person

3:50 - Be alert of your weaknesses

9:20 - Seeing through your spouse's lens

11:20 - How do you find out your Enneagram?

13:00 - How can you appreciate and leverage how you're wired

15:00 - What if your Enneagram is in direct conflict with your spouse's?

20:30 - Discovery is not recovery

25:00 - What this picture reveals about God our Good Shepherd

Beth McCord is the bestselling author and co-founder with her husband Jeff of "Your Enneagram Coach," one of the largest Enneagram platforms in the world and the only one of its size to that teaches people how to use the Enneagram from a faith based perspective. More than 2 million people have taken their online Enneagram type assessment. Beth and her husband Jeff have a new book, "More Than Your Number: A Christ-Centered Enneagram Approach to Becoming Aware of Your Internal World."

Learn more on their website Your Enneagram Coach yourenneagramcoach.com

Learn more about Arlene's book 31 Days to a Happy Husband. arlenepellicane.com

Learn more about the masterclass. happyhomeuniversity.com/happyhusband

Marci Seither - Preparing for the Empty Nest

9/12/2022 00:37:51
My husband James and I dropped our oldest child off at college a few weeks ago. Launching adults is hard. Author of Empty Nest, Marci Seither, is here to help us prepare for the next stage of parenting, wherever you are on the parenting journey. Marci has lots of experience as a mother of six! On today's podcast you'll learn:

3:50 How do you prepare to enter a new season with your kids? 

6:10 The gap between our six kids - one in drivers training and one in potty training at the same time 

7:30 Tight ring years - what does this mean? 

12:00 Arlene sending off her oldest to college 

13:10 How can we help prepare siblings for when their brother or sister leaves home? 

17:45 What if you're worried that your child isn't ready to launch? What if you're almost relieved that he or she is leaving because they cause stress in the home?  

20:25 How did you cope with kids leaving home...stress knitting! It's okay to grieve...

23:00 Finding a rhythm of rest - a quieting that you can create space for something new 

26:45 "I feel like the best years of my life are over...." - how do you reinvent yourself after the empty nest? 

30:45 How to parent your college child - what's too much? What's too little? 

32:20 How to keep your marriage interesting 

Marci Seither is the author of Empty Nest and a beautiful new devotional, Lakeside Retreat. She has been featured on Focus on the Family, Guideposts magazine, and in hundreds of articles. Find out more at MarciSeither.com

Get Arlene's book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife at ArlenePellicane.com

Colton Dixon - Faith Over Fear

9/5/2022 00:31:16
If you listen to Christian music, you've probably heard songs by today's guest Colton Dixon. This award winning musician is here to talk about becoming a father, the miracle he experienced with his twin baby girl, and how you can experience more of the supernatural in your family. Colton is featured on LIVE + LOCAL, a new show on Pure Flix. In today's interview, you'll learn:

2:30 Being on American Idol compared to becoming a father

4:30 Delivering the twins - we had huge complications

7:00 Needing a family miracle, blocking out fear, choosing faith

10:20 A funny place Arlene heard Colton's song Miracles...

11:00 The story behind Colton's new song, Build a Boat

12:50 If you're going through a dry season as a family...

14:00 Highs and lows in Colton's career, how can we help our kids with disappointment?

18:50 Colton's confession about taping for a new show, LIVE + LOCAL on Pure Flix

20:45 Working with Dave Coulier, Uncle Joey from Full House

22:30 Teens expressing themselves through fashion - what's okay? What's too much?

24:30 What can we do as parents about music with bad lyrics?

28:00 My daughters Athens and Dior living up to their names

Colton Dixon has released three No1 albums and his music has been streamed more than 100 million times. He's been awarded 2 Dove Awards and KLOVE nominations. You can watch Colton guest star on the show LIVE + LOCAL, now streaming on Pure Flix.

Learn more about Colton Dixon on his website ColtonDixon.com

Find more about Arlene Pellicane's book and masterclass, Screen Kids happyhomeuniversity.com

The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane VIDEO

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.  


Just what I need!

Arlene is such a great speaker, full of inspiration and hope. I enjoyed having her as a guest on my podcast and I love her podcast. We all need more of what she has to offer!