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Being a full-time parent of a teenaged person can be a very stressful task. The fact that you have to teach your child how to drive is only going to increase the stress and pressure involved in parenting. Many parents have horror stories to relate about their attempts to teach their teenage children to drive.
If you want to avoid such complications, it is advisable to keep track of the following precautions and carry out the same when you begin your driving lessons.
The first and the most important step is to protect your teenager from injuries. Choose an empty parking lot that is not going to get filled anytime soon. Try lessons early in the morning or late at night. In this way, you can avoid accidents that may cause severe injury to your teenage child’s health or confidence.
Secondly, be ready for damage to your vehicle. Needless to say, it does not make sense to try and train your teenaged child in driving using your brand new sports car. If you can, borrow a used vehicle from your friend with a promise that you will repair any damage that takes place. An accident is inevitable. The best option is to cut the cost of the damage by using all measures and solutions possible.
Thirdly, never train your teenaged child alone. You will discover that your child’s lack of concentration drives you crazy. Simply having a cousin or friend at the back seat will encourage your child to focus harder. Remember, teenaged children are very competitive and will pay more attention if they fear that they may be bested by another teenaged person.