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Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?

A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager
Written by: Anthony Wolf
Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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This is the book that made Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D. a best-selling author. Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? focuses on the legendary task all parents must face: raising teenagers. In this insightful and humorous audiobook, noted clinical psychologist Anthony Wolf digs into the mysteries of raising children aged 13 and up. This audiobook not only defines the physical and mental changes of growing up, but also illustrates ways to deal effectively with problems ranging from drug use to intermittent defiance. Dr. Wolf’s positive, compassionate approach offers parents what they want most: effective methods to raise happy and successful teenagers. Whether you already have a teenager or have a preteen creeping up on adolescence, Wolf’s gentle wisdom and astute insights will help improve your parenting skills. George Guidall’s savvy, unbiased narration makes each cassette feel like a comfortable conversation with a wise old friend.

©1991 Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D. (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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Informative but outdated

Yes, there is a lot of this book that is useful. I am about halfway through and find quite a few instances that are similar to my children. There is nothing new, however, it is reassuring that we are not the only parents with these issues.

It is often outdated. I found it on iTunes published in 2011 and the earliest paper date I found was 1992. It was pretty much confirmed for me when the author asked "what would Bill Cosby do?". I almost fell off my lawnmower. Also, there is the lack of cellphones and drugs are new, and sex is bad.

So far I have found it to be a reassuring book, that my kids are not crazy and I am not the horrible creature i have been called. I would recommend this book (i bought it as a daily deal, so.....) but you will need to adjust some of the information 25+ years in the future.


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Respect

I am so tired of offensive language. I don't think Wolf likes teenagers. I know teens use offensive language but I think if you respect them and love them they are wonderful. I heard great reviews about this title.

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Practical and Entertaining!

This book was an easy listen! Very well narrated and entertaining as well as very practical. Entertaining little snippets of real conversations between teens and parents, made it so very real and hilarious at some points! Practical because the author gives parents very practical handles for the most common problems that parents of teens encounter. I would recommend this book to all parents of teens from the age of 12 to 18.

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I highly recommended it

To all parents, it make you think without all the emotions. Great book! Loved it

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  • Bill Corbett
  • 2011-09-01

This man knows teens!

As a parent educator and author myself, I have been studying the psychology of adolesents for many years. Dr. Wolf has today's modern teen pegged with accuracy. Anyone raising tweens or teens must read this book before they do anything else. What you will learn from this psychologist will change your relationship with your child forever, and for the best!

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  • Ron
  • 2012-06-26

Must read for all parents with teens

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great insight in to the teenage thought process. Funny look at how parents can make living with a teenager manageable.

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  • Robert Blair
  • 2017-12-27

Where have you been all my life?!

I wish I had discovered this book 3 years ago! It was a phenomenal help!

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  • Stacey Quick
  • 2017-07-19

Thank you for restoring my sanity.

I will re listen to this book a few more times. The reader is wonderful and really very comforting. After the first few chapters, I no longer felt "alone" in my feelings of losing my mind. This book really breaks it down and levels with parents. I have already recommended this book to all of my fellow parents of teens. My family is beginning to communicate better because of this book. Thank you!!!

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  • marie3433
  • 2017-04-07

Good facts good advice

great book but the words are cut off along the dialogue. plenty of examples but does not provide too much advice. it only gives facts

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  • ympujar
  • 2015-08-28

Good guide for the perplexed

Teenage parenting can be difficult.There are some beautiful thoughts and guidance about teenage parenting.It is told lucidly in a interesting way.

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  • Lori
  • 2015-08-25

Really great book about raising teenagers!

A must listen to. I am sure you feel more relaxed about the whole process as I do.

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  • Happy HOTWIFE
  • 2018-08-27

I loved it!!

I like how blunt it is because teenagers are very blunt!! This book has made me very happy, my kids not so much!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-08-06

Good read for parents & teens!

Great book; good examples. Helps understand the behavior of the teens and maintain sanity for the parents.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2015-08-21

Finally, help that made sense!

A book really hit home for me. I can now smile when my son acts the way he does because it is normal adolescence. Thank you.