Teaching My Teen to Drive Is Driving Me Crazy

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[Editor's Note: I have quite a few years before the Teaching a Child to Drive Phase, but reading this recent post at Grown and Flown brought back vivid memories of learning to drive with my parents. One in particular makes me laugh and cringe and nearly pee my pants -- and remains the reason why I still can't drive a stick shift. I see that Mack truck barreling down at my dad's stalled out pick up truck even now! Have you taught a child to drive yet? What's your experience been like? -Jenna]

Teaching You to Drive Is Driving Me Crazy:

Teen DriverDriving with a daughter:

This is round two for me as our college aged son learned to drive at the same school, with an almost identical car, and same parents. How could the results have been so different?

“Honey, you need to speed up a bit” is a direction I can swear to you I never gave to our son but have heard myself saying, somewhat incredulously, since our daughter passed her road test a month ago. Apparently, mastering the on-ramps of freeways is curriculum that Drivers’ Ed delegates to parents. Yikes!

 

Photo Credit: statefarm.

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