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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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Dated

There's some good info here, but the material is dated. Pre-internet, refers to HIV as a death sentence, discusses crack, but not opioids, etc.

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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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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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Good read

I liked the fact that even though the book was published in the 90s some of the facts are still true today.
I am the parent of one child. All of the examples presented are what I am or have experienced with my 14 year old boy. It was good to know these events are experienced by all parents not just my husband and I.
I enjoyed listening and did get some giggles as I heard some of the examples. I now know I am not alone. Some of the fact are dated as a result of when the book was published.

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thanks soooo much

OK, I bought the book when they were perhaps too young, and never really got around to reading, since life was so miserable with 3 teenagers in the house!!
Than my wife moved out after 18 years because she was drained and couldn't take it anymore, so i was left with 3 kids who are going through the "terrible teens"
So I got the audiobook and 2 days later all the shit makes sense and im not going to shoot myself!!
REALLY worth it!! I kindof knew some of it, or it was told to me "it will be ok" and "kids are just like that" but that was not enough!!
"its a phase" crap!!
But this did explain it and put it all in perspective.
If only my wife would be open to learning.......

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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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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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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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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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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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