1. STAY CALM
Anxiety is a natural reaction to putting a hormone-riddled teenager behind a powerful piece of metal, but it doesn’t help anyone. Nagging and shouting won’t endear them to the lessons you’re trying to impart.
2. FIND AN EMPTY SPOT
Start your training somewhere like an empty parking lot. Give them a feeling of real-world danger without the risks.
3. MOTIVATE WHAT YOU SAY
Teenagers are not known for listening blindly, so explain to them the WHY behind your advice (without shouting) and you’ll find they’re way more responsive to the message.
4. COMPLIMENT THEM
Tell them they’re doing well! Over emphasize their nascent driving skills to encourage the behaviour you want them to continue.
5. START THEM OFF IN A SMALLER CAR
It’s easier for them to get a feeling for the dimensions of a smaller car,
6. GET PROFESSIONAL LESSONS TO PASS THE TEST
The legal requirements to pass the driving test are very finicky and specific, and a driving school will best impart the details behind these.
7. START TEACHING YOUR CHILD LONG IN ADVANCE
This will help to cement good driving habits and takes the pressure off both you and your child.
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