From a deeply spiritual perspective, as well as the pragmatics and success of having raised 9 of her own children and numerous foster children, Corrie Lynne Player sheds fascinating light on the minds and souls of teenagers. From diffusing sibling rivalry to dealing with everyday issues such as eating and sleeping to encouraging better listening and communicating skills within your family, she draws upon extensive personal experience to provide an illuminating look at life with teens and, most importantly, how to make raising them less stressful.
-Stacy DeBroff, Mom Central, Inc., Founder and President
Corrie Lynne Player
As the oldest of five, I had the perfect childhood for somebody who wanted to be a writer--a homestead at Kenny Lake, in the wilderness of Alaska. My parents and the crew Daddy had flown with during WWII planned to form a modern wagon train to traverse the Alcan highway. It opened to civilian traffic in May 1947. But when the time came to head north, they went alone, because everybody else chickened out....
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Devoted to strengthening families, Corrie Lynne Player urges parents to rely on a Supreme Being and develop a strong sense of humor. She gives seminars and workshops across the country on topics such as family communication skills, understanding teenagers, and child behavior.
The Players ran a special needs foster home for more than 35 years; they focused on behaviorally challenged adolescents. Mrs. Player’s copyrighted Point System, a behavioral modification program, is featured in her columns and books.
Educated in child care and family-related issues, Mrs. Player has written for national magazines such as Family Circle, Parents, and Ladies Home Journal, as well as regional magazines and newspapers. Her published works include:
Loving Firmness: Successfully Raising Teenagers without Losing Your Mind
Dreams Do Come True (the biography of Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television)
The Everything Parents Guide to Raising Your Adopted Child
Check out her two on-going columns on parenting and relationships, both published under the title "Heaven Help Us."
Thankful for our Vetrans' Sacrifices (925.8KB)
The Spectrum column article - December 8th, 2012
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The Spectrum column article, December 8th, 2012
Watch Corrie Lynne's interview with Time Warner cable show host, Gregory Mantell. They discuss her book, LOVING FIRMNESS, and her tips for loving and guiding teens and tweens. She talks about how adolescent brains are going through tremendous changes and how they need connected, committed parents.