You the parent have been there for every milestone, supporting and encouraging your teen. You have invested time and money to help your teen establish skills in academics, music and sports. You can build on the successful formula by supporting your teen in this next venture and helping your teen develop the correct attitude, technical skills, decision making and strategy skills for numerous driving situations.
Celebrate with your teen driver. Go to a favorite restaurant and have a positive discussion about the new driving privilege and the responsibilities associated with this new privilege. Treat your teen to a Latte or favorite dessert when he or she has accomplished a new driving skill.
Read the “Teen Driving Tips and Coaching Strategies” which offers ideas to generate a discussion on different scenarios newsletter which offer ideas to generate a discussion on different scenarios that your teen may encounter as a passenger or driver with other teens. Show enthusiasm for your teen to reach a new level of driving maturity and let your teen know of any positive changes that you have made like ALWAYS driving to a safe location and having the vehicle at a complete stop before making or receiving any cell phone conversation or text messaging.