Parent 2 Teen
Trust us – your nerves are about to skyrocket. They’re driving! As a parent, you have the ability to start conversations about safe driving habits with your teens early in their driving education. The trick to these conversations is to get your point across without sounding like a constant nag.
Here are some quick tips to get you on your way:
- It’s best to set the ground rules early - even before your teen starts driving.
- Combat texting and driving by leading by example. So, before you answer that text on the expressway think to yourself, “Would I want my son or daughter to answer this text while driving?”
- Underage drinking is illegal and should never be condoned, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t talk to your teens about it. Make sure your teen knows that if he or she ever feels unable to drive, no matter what the situation, to always call you instead of getting behind the wheel or in another car.
- Just like texting, teens will learn the ropes about speeding from watching your habits. Lead by example and keep to the speed limit.