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The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

Terra Mattson - Raising Courageous Girls

8/15/2022 00:29:17
Terra Mattson - Raising Courageous Girls
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, 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.

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Listener Fave: Dr. Gregory Jantz - Anxiety Reset

8/8/2022 00:24:47
Listener Fave: Dr. Gregory Jantz - Anxiety Reset
Are your kids wrestling with anxiety? If you or someone you love has lost hope of ever getting free from overwhelming or persistent anxiety, you don't have to stay stuck in despair. Acclaimed mental health expert Dr. Gregory Jantz is here to help you understand and overcome the fears that have been holding you back. On today's podcast, you'll learn:  

3:20 What is the difference between worry and anxiety?

4:20 Signs that your child may need professional help

6:00 How do you motivate your child to re-engage with others and come out of their shell?

8:30 Tips for helping your child succeed emotionally and mentally in school next year

10:10 If you're already feeling depressed and not good about yourself, social media will probably make you feel worse.

14:30 How to connect with your kids when you're out of idea.

16:20 What does the brain look like on anxiety?

18:30 Here are questions you can ask someone who is feeling anxiety

21:00 Empathy and gentleness are key

Dr. Gregory Jantz is the founder of The Center - A Place of HOPE in Edmonds, Washington, voted a Top Ten facility for Depression Treatment in the United States. Dr. Jantz is a world-renowned expert on depression, anxiety, eating disorders, technology addiction and abuse. Dr. Jantz is a best-selling author of 40 books and a go-to media authority on mental and behavioral health afflictions, appearing on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, and CNN. Today we're talking about his book, The Anxiety Reset: a life changing approach to overcoming fear, stress, worry, panic attacks, OCD, and more. Learn more at Dr. Jantz's website.

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Listener Fave: Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan - Hooked on Games Part 2

8/1/2022 00:27:38
Listener Fave: Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan - Hooked on Games Part 2
Kids today are hooked on games that are a lot different than Pacman. Mobile gaming isn't just changing the industry; it's changing childhood. What is the impact of gaming on your child's eyesight, brain development and its relationship to autism? Find out more in Part 2 of this interview with digital addiction experts Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan. Today you'll learn: 

2:30 What video games (if any) do you play with your kids? 

4:30 Frontal lobe development - why your kids are not capable of limiting video games themselves 

5:30 The business of gaming - peer pressure to spend money in the game and gambling elements 

8:20 Are your kids being soothed by screens?  

11:00 Parenting with the long view in mind 

14:00 Why would I give my son an hour a day to practice murder, covetousness, and lust in a video game?  

16:50 How does gaming affect eyesight? Sleep cycles?  

19:30 How have mobile devices shaped a child's brain development? 

21:30 Screens and autism

Dr. Andrew Doan is the author of Hooked on Games. He is an accomplished eye physician and surgeon with a doctoral degree in neuroscience from John Hopkins. He speaks with medical and scientific authority on brain development and how digital media reprograms the brain. His wife Julie is a registered nurse who is a digital media addiction specialist. Learn more about Hooked on Games here.

Learn more about Arlene's Screen Kids masterclass at HappyHomeUniversity.com

The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.

Listener Fave: Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan - Hooked on Games Part 1

7/25/2022 00:21:34
Listener Fave: Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan - Hooked on Games Part 1
Is video gaming helping or hurting your child? If you've ever wondered if your son or daughter is addicted to video games, you must hear what Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan have to say. How did Andrew, a bright John Hopkins-educated doctor, survive as an adult gamer playing 80-100 hours a week? In today's interview, you'll discover: 

3:30 How do you define digital addiction? Why are video games super attractive to kids? 

5:50 The difference between the video games of yesterday and today 

6:30 I was playing 80-100 hours a week and sleeping 2 hours a day...

8:50 How do you cope when your spouse is overusing media in a destructive way? 

11:30 The role of prayer in breaking this video gaming habit 

13:00 Kids growing up with a father who wasn't present because of excessive game play 

15:00 The dramatic physical breakdown that Dr. Doan experienced because of gaming 

17:00 Guidelines for video gaming and kids at different ages, and warning 

Dr. Andrew Doan is the author of Hooked on Games. He is an accomplished eye physician and surgeon with a doctoral degree in neuroscience from John Hopkins. He speaks with medical and scientific authority on brain development and how digital media reprograms the brain. His wife Julie is a registered nurse who is a digital media addiction specialist. Learn more about Hooked on Games here.

Learn more about Arlene's Screen Kids masterclass at HappyHomeUniversity.com

The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.

Listener Fave: Holley Gerth - The Powerful Purpose of Introverts

7/18/2022 00:27:28
Listener Fave: Holley Gerth - The Powerful Purpose of Introverts
What if being an introvert wasn't a struggle, but a superpower? Introverts are often told that they should act more outgoing like a brother or sister. Yet introverts come with a set of strengths that are very needed in our noisy world. Bestselling author (and introvert) Holley Gerth is here to help us nurture, champion, and understand the introverts in our lives. This introvert could be you! Sharing from her book, The Powerful Purpose of Introverts, you'll learn the following in this listener favorite, encore presentation: 

3:30 How did you know you were an introvert?  

5:00 The differences in the brains of introverts and extroverts 

7:45 What if you are married to an extrovert and you're an introvert, or vice versa? 

9:00 Speaking the love languages to an introvert (the volume is different!) 

13:00 Learning how to be direct as an introvert 

14:00 A helpful question: How can I love you well right now? 

17:30 Does my child have at least one quality connection with someone? It's not about quantity, it's about quality. 

20:00 Social media and the introverted child 

21:00 What has helped you in struggling with anxiety? 

24:00 The difference between solitude and isolation 

Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, life coach, and podcaster with a Masters of Science Degree in counseling. She's empowered more than a half million readers through her books like You're Already Amazing and the topic of today's conversation, The Powerful Purpose of Introverts

Learn more about Holley on her website. HolleyGerth.com

Need help managing your family's screen time? Arlene's book Screen Kids, along with the masterclass, can help. Also find free monthly resources for your home at HappyHomeUniversity.com

The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.

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.