Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Book Review: Get Out of My Life, but first could you drive Cheryl and I to the mall?

This is probably my favorite book for parents to read as their child is barreling down on adolescence. Get Out of My Life, but first could you drive me and Cheryl to the mall? is first and foremost, a priceless title. For anyone going through adolescence with a child, they know exactly what living that title feels like.

You need this book:
1. If you think you are going crazy with your teen or pre-teen
2. If you no longer recognize your child
3. If you are beginning to wonder if you are the world's worse parent
4. If you want to give your child a boot
5. If nothing is working at home

What I love about this book:
1. It educates you in layman terms, exactly what is happening with your child
2. It shows you how to be more patient
3. It teaches you what behavior is not "personal," just normal behavior of a child spreading their wings

This is a classic and with humor, education and good solid advise, helps us parents do our job even better as we all survive the adolescent years.

Check it out here.

Authored by Anthony E. Wolf.


  1. I love Anthony Wolf's books and have had the chance to attend a few of his trainings back in CT. The "Why do you have to get a Divorce and when can I get a hamster?" is also another great one.

  2. Agnes,

    Thanks for this. What an opportunity! I am sure the divorce book is equally helpful and insightful.