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Each week, I’ll be doing a Facebook Live chat and prayer about a hot parenting or marriage topic. The goal is to help you move from being fearful or frustrated to becoming happier in your home. Hope you can join live on Facebook and the videos will be archived here.

Week 3 Book Study: Calm, Cool and Connected
Week 3 of Calm, Cool, and Connected

Too much time online can lead us to inappropriate images, rude comments, and the list goes on…how can you BRUSH DAILY and live with a clean conscious before God? We'll talk about that in this 3rd habit from the book "Calm, Cool and Connected"

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Week 2 Book Study: Calm, Cool and Connected 

Week 2 – Book study of Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life

Has a family member said to you recently, "I wish you would look at me when I'm talking to you!" ? Maybe they've thought it recently (or you have). Let's talk about a habit that will leave people feeling LOVED in your life, not neglected…week 2 of my book study from "Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Habits for a More Balanced Digital Life"

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Week 1 Book Study: Calm, Cool and Connected 

Week 1 – Calm, Cool, and Connected Book Study

Need to have less phone and more life? Learn the first habit from Arlene's book "Calm, Cool, and Connected" to get your digital life in order! It's the H in HABIT: Hold down the off button.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, January 1, 2019

How to tell your child he or she won’t be getting a phone (or other device/game) this Christmas 

How to Tell Your Child They are Not Getting that Phone for Christmas

Not sure how to tell your child that he or she won't be getting that new phone or iPad or video game for Christmas? Let's prepare for that moment of disappointment and get some Christmas cheer going!

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Can your high schooler survive without a phone?

Can your high schooler survive without a smartphone?

Is it possible to be in high school without a phone? What about safety? What about being connected to your friends? I'll reference the movie "Screenagers" which I recommend.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Raising givers, not takers

Teach your child to be a giver, not a taker

You don't want a GIMME GIMME child…how can you raise a child who is a giver, not a taker? Here are three ideas from my book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

5 easy Thanksgiving projects

5 Easy Thanksgiving Projects to Stoke Gratitude

Thanksgiving is coming…are your kids grateful people? Here are 5 ways you can help them practice gratitude, find more on page 58 of my book Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen Driven World.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

3 ways to have less entitled children

3 Ways to Have Less Entitled Children

Entitled kids are not exactly pleasant to be around…how can you raise kids who say "please" and "thank you" instead of being demanding? Here are 3 ways you can have less entitled children.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Going the extra mile at home

Going the Extra Mile at Home

Why can you go the extra mile at home with a big smile on your face? Learn specific ways you can bless your husband and your kids – practical extras that will make your home a happier place. Don't get stuck on WII-FM (What's in it for me?)…

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Friday, November 9, 2018

What to do with all that Halloween candy

Will your child eat all that (Halloween) candy???

What to do with the abundance of candy headed towards your house? Eat. It. All? I'll give you ideas of what to do with that extra candy and also help you have a healthier mindset going into the holiday season. #ParentsRising means serving nutrition at home: spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Kids’ birthday parties don’t have to be expensive

Cheap ideas for memorable birthday parties

Do you need to spend a ton of money on your child's next birthday party? NO! Bringing back moderation doesn't make it less fun…I'll give you cheap ideas and awaken your birthday party throwing genius for your child's next party!

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Is your child addicted to the Internet?

What is internet addiction (and does my child have it???)

Is your child constantly online? What is internet addiction and might your child have it? I talk about some questions and tests you can try to find out. Also you can google "internet addiction test" and find great questionnaires. I reference Dr. Andrew Doan's book "Hooked on Games: The Lure and Cost of Video Game and Internet Addiction." It is an eye opener and excellent.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Modest is Marvelous!

Modest is Marvelous: Girls Style That's Good

Tight pants? Short shorts? Bare midriffs? Are you wondering how your tween/teen girl can be fashionable and modest at the same time? Let's talk! Secret Keeper Girl can help! Also I recommend Dannah Gresh's book "Secret Keeper Girl: The Power of Modesty for Tweens" http://secretkeepergirl.com/events/

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

How can you become a more courageous parent?

How to Be a Courageous Parent

What scares you about parenting? The tantrums? Video games? Your kids feeling left out? Let's find our strength in God today! Learn how to become a more courageous parent. Learn more from my pastor's sermon series Fearless, Pastor Jeff Brawner at http://bonitavalley.com/portfolio/fear-less/

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Will your kids be able to talk…or just text?

Will your kids be able to talk…or just text?

Will your kids be able to talk…or just text???

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dealing with loss and failure
https://www.facebook.com/ArlenePellicaneAuthor/videos/265309104107074/

Wearing earbuds
https://www.facebook.com/ArlenePellicaneAuthor/videos/2138947203047194/

Fortnite and video games
https://www.facebook.com/ArlenePellicaneAuthor/videos/1935955343128635/

Should you buy that device as a Christmas gift? Before getting that phone, iPad or video game…ask questions like: Will I regret this one month from now? How expensive will this be (both now and to replace lost/broken devices)? How will this effect my child's brain? Am I ready to spend the time to make sure my child is using the device in a healthy way?

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Wednesday, December 12, 2018