"Mom, Jason's Breathing on Me!"
The Solution to Sibling Bickering
By Anthony Wolf
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345460929, 224pp.)
Publication Date: August 26, 2003
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AT LAST—SOUND, PRACTICAL RELIEF
FOR PARENTS WITH BATTLING KIDS!
Imagine. You might never again have to hear the words: “Mommy, Ann drooled on me on purpose.” You could have the answer for every “It’s not fair!” your kids have ever whined at you. Constant sibling squabbling—and the ensuing demand that you pick a side, quick—can wear parents down and totally drain the fun right out of family life. Now in this groundbreaking book, Dr. Anthony Wolf offers a whole new strategy for coping. In a fresh, funny, and straightforward way, Dr. Wolf presents three essential rules for dealing with sibling arguments—rules that, if followed, completely remove the root causes of bickering. From teasing and hitting to rivalries and boundaries, Dr. Wolf addresses a wide range of issues, and he does it with humor and a pitch-perfect ear for actual kid/parent dialogue. This is a book about real children—who they are, what they want, why they act as they do, and what you can do to alleviate the strife between siblings.
Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist and the author of many bestselling books. He has worked with children and adolescents for more than thirty years and lectures widely on parenting topics. He lives in Suffield, Connecticut.
Praise for Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?
“Funny, sound, and compassionate, [this book] will truly help you talk to your kids and not get mad all the time.”
The Boston Globe
Praise for It’s Not Fair, Jeremy Spencer’s Parents Let Him Stay Up All Night!
“Dr. Wolf’s anecdotes ring so true that you are sure to hear your own voice—not to mention the voices of your children—in these pages.”
Praise for Dr. Anthony Wolf’s Get Out of My Life,
but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?
“The title of this wonderful book reveals at once that Dr. Wolf does more than listen to young people. He hears them and then goes beyond their protestations and pleading to provide us with an understanding of their lives. Without piety, self-righteousness, or arrogance, he offers assistance and advice for living with, dare I even say raising, our teens in a loving and compassionate manner.”
—THOMAS J. COTTLE, Ph. D.
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
“Dr. Wolf empathizes with parents, does not belittle teens, and makes both wonderfully human. Get Out of My Life has Spock’s common sense, the insight of Freud, and the wit of Bombeck. I welcome this book.”
—DOROTHY M. ZEISER, Ph. D.
Chairman, Department of Child Study
Education and Special Education,
Saint Joseph College
“I love this book! It is easy to read, practical, and while putting the needs of the children first understands the instincts of parents.”