Posts made in August 2018

Preparing Your Teen for the Road – Part ||

In our previous blog post, we discussed some ways in which you can prepare your teenager for the responsibility of driving a car. It is crucial to remember that your child will need time, dedication, and practice while learning how to drive an automobile. However, there are specific ways you can get your teen comfortable with driving and understand the responsibility they have in safely getting behind the wheel. Here are a few ways you can help them to prepare.

Prepare themyoung man behind the wheel for the most common situations
Unfortunately, there is not a rulebook that parents can follow when teaching their child how to drive. However, there are some common scenarios that you can prepare them for that all drivers face during their time operating a vehicle. Talking them through situations like what to do if you are pulled over, what to do in the event of a crash, and how to change a flat tire are all critical things they need to know before getting behind the wheel of a car.

Practice patience when you are a passenger
No one is born with the ability and knowledge it takes to operate a vehicle, and you can probably recall how frustrated you were as a teen when you started learning how to drive. Remind yourself that your teenager will need your patience to succeed, and there will be times of frustration when they are in the process of learning. Correct their actions kindly and practice patience when you are with them during a lesson, and they will be able to absorb more information.


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Preparing Your Teen for the Road

young female driver in convertibleIf you are a parent or guardian of a teen who is just learning to drive, we sympathize with the fact that it is not the easiest process for either one of you. In today’s world more than ever, it is essential to prepare your teen as best as you possibly can for the responsibility of driving. Here are some ways that you can work with your child to get ready for getting behind the wheel so they are safe, and they make sure others are also safe on the road as well.

Don’t pressure your teen
While many teenagers cannot wait to learn to drive, some are just not as comfortable with the thought of operating a motor vehicle. It is important to gauge if your child is ready physically and emotionally to drive a vehicle, and not pressure them if they are not comfortable just yet.

Start small
Another thing to do in preparation for getting your teen on the road is to start small with their driving lessons. Whether you are leading the lesson or you have hired an instructor to help, make sure that the sessions are shorter and in locations with generally light traffic. As your child gets more comfortable behind the wheel, you can lengthen the lessons and incorporate roads with heavier traffic.

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