Arlene Pellicane | Enthusiastic speaker, technology and relationship expert, author, and host of the Happy Home podcast

Arlene Pellicane

Enthusiastic speaker, technology and relationship expert, author, and host of the Happy Home podcast

Arlene Pellicane

A warm and energetic speaker, Arlene loves connecting with audiences of all ages. As seen on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, The 700 Club, and the Wall Street Journal, Arlene is a trusted voice when it comes to creating a happy home–especially in this digital age. She has been a guest ten times on Focus on the Family which is heard by more than 6 million listeners a week on nearly 2,000 radio stations across the U.S. Arlene has been widely interviewed about building a dream marriage during the parenting years, balancing work and family, unplugging yourself to connect with others, and helping our kids manage technology well. 

Arlene is the author of several books including Parents Rising, 31 Days to a Happy Husband, and Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life. She has co-authored three books with Dr. Gary Chapman including Screen Kids and Grandparenting Screen Kids

Arlene has been podcasting since 2007. As the host of the Happy Home podcast, she’s interviewed hundreds of experts such as Dr. Kathy Koch, Dr. Joshua Straub, and Mitch Albom. 

Using humor, social science, and personal stories, Arlene touches the heart but doesn’t just leave her audience with good feelings.  Intensely practical, Arlene is always looking for utility…how can we implement this concept to make our family/our lives better today? 

An advocate of marriage, Arlene is the spokesperson for National Marriage Week. She has written hundreds of devotionals for Proverbs 31 Ministries and Girlfriends in God.  Before becoming an author, Arlene worked as the Associate Producer for Turning Point Television with Dr. David Jeremiah.  Arlene earned her BA from Biola University and her Masters in Journalism from Regent University.  Arlene lives in San Diego with her husband James and their three children.  

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Featured Keynote Programs

It is Well With My Phone
5 digital habits for a more balanced life

So many people find themselves mindlessly scrolling through social media or working endlessly. Technology is supposed to make us more efficient, giving us more precious time to spend on what’s really important to us. Yet technology use easily creeps into every spare moment of our lives. 

Based on her book, Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life, Arlene will share how you can build five new habits to declutter screen time and find more time for relationships, deep work, and renewal: 

H = Hold Down the Off Button (turn off technology at regular intervals) 

A = Always Put People First (pivot away from your phone when you’re in person with others) 

B = Brush Daily (keep your reputation strong by not posting rashly, stop doom scrolling) 

I = I Will Go Online with Purpose (stop wasting time and increase productivity instead) 

T = Take a Hike (harness the power of nature to rejuvenate) 

Help those in your family or team tame their technology use and become less distracted. 

Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World

The average child spends more than seven hours a day looking at a phone, tablet, computer, or TV. What is all this screen time doing to a child’s brain and emotional development? The same technology that promised to improve our lives has a sharp downside. If parents aren’t careful, children can easily slip into habits of being with technology instead of people, resulting in emotional deficiencies that will carry into adulthood. 

Using principles from her book Screen Kids (co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman), Arlene will explain the 5 A+ relational skills that are needed: 

Affection - Can your child give and receive love? 

Appreciation - Is your child grateful or entitled? 

Apology - Can your child admit wrongdoing and repair relationships? 

Anger Management - Can your child express anger properly? 

Attention - Can your child take a wandering mind and focus?  

This talk about emotional intelligence can be adapted for parents or educators.  It can also be adapted to teach the child or teen these A+ skills, motivating and equipping them to have close relationships as they grow up. 

Grandparenting Screen Kids

As your grandkids (and adult kids) get more and more immersed in technology, the gap between you and them can start feeling wider than ever.  It can feel impossible to keep your grandchild’s attention without a screen present. 

In this talk, you will learn why technology is so addictive, and how the digital world affects the brain and soul of your grandchild.  Arlene will teach several practical things you can do and say to connect to your grandchild’s heart.  Life can be more than video games, YouTube, and social media for kids and teens–and grandparents can be a big part of pulling kids away from constant device use. 

Based on her book co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, Grandparenting Screen Kids, Arlene will address hot topics like: 

-The war over video games 

-When you don’t agree with your adult children 

-When you’re too tired to compete with screens 

-How to pass faith to your grandkids in this current culture

Dangers of Digital Candy

Digital candy–things like social media, movies, and video games–is being gobbled up at increasing rates across all age groups.  What is all this entertaining digital candy doing to our brains, health, relationships, work ethic, and character formation?  

Just like we can’t eat chips and soda all day every day without physical consequences, there are consequences for spending hours a day consuming digital candy, especially for kids. 

Arlene explains the difference between digital candy and digital vegetables (and how you can help your kids eat more veggies).  You’ll find out why digital candy is so addictive and what you can do to curb those cravings.  Learn to see the signs of the out-of-control digital diet.  The sooner you can intervene and fight for health, the easier it is to reverse the effects of too much digital candy.  

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Featured Books

31 Days to a Happy Husband: What a Man Needs Most from His Wifeby Arlene Pellicane

31 Days to a Happy Husband: What a Man Needs Most from His Wife

by Arlene Pellicane

What does a man need most from his wife? Arlene Pellicane, author of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife, asked numerous husbands that question. Based on their answers, Pellicane identified five keys that will give wives a new appreciation and understanding of how to love and care for their mates.

  • Domestic tranquility--A husband needs a peaceful haven.
  • Respect--A husband needs to be honored in his home.
  • Eros--A husband needs a fulfilling sex life.
  • Attraction--A husband needs to be attracted to his wife.
  • Mutual activities--A husband needs to have fun with his wife.

As you practice these DREAM principles, something amazing will happen. You'll begin to see your husband in a different light. You'll remember what drew you together in the first place. With many practical tools (like the 5-30 second daily kiss), you'll be ready to experience more joy than you've had in a long time. Every day a wife is either building her husband up or tearing him down. This book offers wives a 31-day, no holding back, life-changing building program for their marriages. Get started today!

Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What's Rightby Arlene Pellicane

Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What's Right

by Arlene Pellicane

How to raise godly children in a godless world

Do you feel like you're fighting a losing battle? Against the culture, against the busyness, sometimes even against your spouse and kids... Often it seems like everything is against you as a parent, and your everyday life can feel far from joy-filled. But it doesn't need to be that way. Parents Rising will show you eight cultural trends that parents are up against today and what you can do to claim victory. 

This book is about growth not guilt. It's not a pep talk, or a "try harder" speech. This is real help for real problems that every parent faces. It's a way to focus your efforts so that they'll be more effective and you'll be less exhausted.  Parents, there's no time to wait.  It's time to rise.

Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Lifeby Arlene Pellicane

Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life

by Arlene Pellicane

For those feeling overloaded with technology…

Let’s face it: most of us are on our phones or computers way more than we’d like to be, and more than what’s even beneficial. We know that overuse of technology is harmful to our health and relationships, but how can we rewire our digital habits for a healthier life?

In Calm, Cool, and Connected, Arlene Pellicane will walk you through an easy 5-step plan that will help you center your life on Jesus and love others by decluttering your screen time. By introducing a few easy habits into your daily routine, you can transform your relationship with technology and enjoy more time with God and others.

It's easy to become consumed and preoccupied with our devices. In turn, we begin to suppress or ignore what’s most important, focusing instead on the urgent and sensational. Let this book guide you toward balanced technology use, and thus a more balanced life. 

Grandparenting Screen Kids: How to Help, What to Say, and Where to Beginby Arlene Pellicane

Grandparenting Screen Kids: How to Help, What to Say, and Where to Begin

by Arlene Pellicane

Grandparenting in the Digital Age

Things aren’t what they once were. As younger generations become increasingly immersed in the endless presence of tech, older generations struggle finding common ground to relate.The gap between grandparent and grandchild may feel wider than ever.

Grandparenting Screen Kids is a grandparent’s guide to start bridging this gap. Relationship expert Gary Chapman along with coauthor Arlene Pellicane will help you understand this different (and often troubling) world of iPads, YouTube and video games. They will offer activities to keep your grandkids occupied without screens and assist you in navigating differences with your adult children.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, under informed, and physically unable to meet the demands of active grandkids. That’s why this companion guide to the book Screen Kids has been written to connect you to information and encouragement. Technology isn’t going anywhere and your grandkids need you more than ever to guide them in ways that computer's can't.

31 Days to Becoming a Happy Momby Arlene Pellicane

31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom

by Arlene Pellicane

Mom, do you feel like you're running in ten different directions but getting nowhere? Are your kids driving you crazy? Does each day feel like a battle over screen time, homework, and eating anything besides chicken nuggets?

In 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom, Arlene Pellicane helps you get a grip and find your smile again. In her easy-to-read-and-apply guide, you will discover the keys to being a happy mom. Packed with encouragement, funny stories, and wisdom from experienced mothers, this book will change your home for the better...beginning with you.

As with Arlene's other extremely popular "31 Days" books, this one is divided into 31 daily readings, each beginning with a Scripture passage and ending with a doable action step and prayer.

Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World by Arlene Pellicane

Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World

by Arlene Pellicane

Has Technology Taken Over Your Home?

In this digital age, children spend more time interacting with screens and less time playing outside, reading a book, or interacting with family. Though technology has its benefits, it also has its harms.

In Screen Kids Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane will empower you with the tools you need to make positive changes. Through stories, science, and wisdom, you’ll discover how to take back your home from an overdependence on screens. Plus, you’ll learn to teach the five A+ skills that every child needs to master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention. Learn how to:

  • Protect and nurture your child’s growing brain
  • Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference
  • Recognize the warning signs of gaming too much
  • Raise a child who won’t gauge success through social media
  • Teach your child to be safe online

This newly revised edition features the latest research and interactive assessments, so you can best confront the issues technology create in your home. Now is the time to equip your child with a healthy relationship with screens and an even healthier relationship with others.

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