Loving Firmness: Successfully Raising Teenagers Without Losing Your Mind

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This is the fourth book from parenting expert Corrie Lynne Player.Loving Firmness teaches a no-nonsense, tough-love approach to raising teenagers balanced with deep affection and a soft touch that they will respect and follow. Written with wit and a profound understanding of the teenage brain, this how-to manual will help ensure that your children become responsible, successful adults.She begins with an explanation of the complex nature of teens. "Teenagers are part child, part adult, and part alien," she says. They need a firm guiding hand, but this must be coupled with trust and appreciation. "Everyone wants to feel special, especially teenagers," she counsels.Corrie Lynne Player emphasizes the importance of teens having chores to do and being accountable to simple, consistent rules. She stresses teaching a strong work ethic, and is very firm about the need to teach religion and values to teens. She also delves into health issues including eating habits and healthy sleep habits. She teaches parents how to deal with eating disorders, brushes with the law, and other problem behaviors.

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Corrie Lynne Player is an author, educator, and lecturer with a masters degree in education from Stanford. Besides nine children of her own, she has mothered many other troubled foster children. She has been a contributor to Family Circle, Parents, McCall's, Ladies Home Journal, and Woman's Day, and has written several other books about parenting teenagers.

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"What am I going to do about my teenage son, he is out of control?" "I donít understand why my teenage daughter wonít listen to me!" These are the complaints I have listened to hundreds of times in my twenty-three years as a practicing licensed marriage and family therapist. Nine times out of ten these families were in mayhem because the parents were out of control and had poor listening skills. Most parents either donít recognize or donít choose to recognize that children mirror and learn from their parentsí communication styles and lifestyles.

In Loving Firmness, Corrie Lynne Player educates parents in a sensible and clear, perceptive and empowering, easily comprehensible and fun-to-read style. She equips parents with the tools they need to nurture their children through the difficult teenage years.

What most impresses me about this book is that Corrie Lynne Playerís ideas arm parents with constructive parenting techniques coupled with a much needed family value system.

Her assertion that "Somebody has to be in chargeóit should be the parents," is right on target.

There are too many destructive forces tempting teenagers in todayís culture. These negative distractions combined with faulty parenting skills can spell possible disaster for your children. Finally, there is a book that addresses these issues and many more that are troublesome to both parents and teenagers as well. The most effective way I can express my respect for this author and for her book, Loving Firmness, is to say, "Read this bookósave your children!"

by Dr. Judith H. Friedman, MFT

Dr. Judith Friedman began her career as a high school teacher in the Los Angeles area, after which she obtained a masters degree in marriage, family and child counseling and a PhD in psychology, both from Pepperdine University. She practiced with Dr. Laura Schlessinger for fourteen years as a marriage, family, and child therapist. Since 1997 she has specialized in working with parents in high conflict custody disputes.

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