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Most parents are nervous about their teenager driving a car. As a parent, you are right in your concern.
Most teens learn to drive by taking driver's education classes. While teens are learning to drive, they need to get as much experience as possible with another adult in the car. Not all parents have the temperament to do this, though. If you find yourself screaming at your teen or making sarcastic remarks, ask another adult family member or friend to help out.
Don't let your teen drive alone—even after he or she gets a license—until your teen has had enough experience and until you as a parent feel comfortable with your teen's driving skills. Also, make sure your teen has enough supervised experience driving in adverse conditions, such as rain or snow or at night, before you allow him or her to drive in these conditions unsupervised.
Some things about driving that parents need to emphasize:
Remember to always set a good example for your child.
Current as of: December 12, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Susan C. Kim, MD - PediatricsJohn Pope, MD, MPH - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as of:
December 12, 2018
Medical Review:Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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