We cannot master anything without practice. There just isn’t any manner around it. We never would expect teens simply to walk onto a soccer field for the first score and time a hat trick. So why do a little parents believe teens are secure drivers as soon as they are of sufficient age to drive? Since today is national Parents as Teachers Day, we’re hoping parents ditch that notion and embrace their role as his or her teens’ best driving coaches.
Just as athletic coaches typically are most qualified to teach athletes technical skills, parents are most qualified to teach teens to operate a vehicle. Why? Since the majority of parents have been driving for a long period. They realize how to react to hazards, drive in accordance with conditions, merge into traffic and judge safe following distances. Remember, teens don’t understand these critical driving skills. So, parents can coach teens through those situations. And teens will listen. They really, really will.