Got a New Driver? This One’s for You.

So, you’ve embarked on this thrilling journey of teaching your teen to drive, huh? Buckle up, because it’s a roller coaster ride like no other. But hey, we’re here to help you navigate those twists, turns, and occasional loop-de-loops with a touch of humor and a lot of professionalism… like, over 40 years’ worth! 

  1. Keep Calm and Carry Snacks:

Remember the good old days when you were your teen’s chauffeur? Snacks, tunes, and the promise of ice cream were your secret weapons. Well, not much has changed. Keep that glovebox stocked with their favorite snacks. You’d be surprised how a bag of chips can defuse a tense “merge onto the highway” moment. Just avoid anything too crumbly; nobody wants a dashboard covered in Dorito dust! Oh, and BTW those snacks are for YOU now!

  1. Patience, Grasshopper:

Teaching patience to a teen driver can sometimes be like teaching a squirrel to water-ski – challenging, but not impossible. Deep breaths, folks. It’s okay to take a few seconds and practice some deep breathing exercises before relinquishing control of your vehicle to the newest driver of the family with you being the co-pilot. After all, you’re cultivating a responsible driver, and that takes time, practice, and yes, a bit of Zen.

  1. The Perks of Being a Co-Pilot:

Remember, you’re not just the “everyday driving instructor”; you’re the co-pilot of your teen’s adventure. So, make it fun! Share road trip stories, discuss your favorite tunes while being the designated DJ of the trip, and teach them the “vital” art of drive-thru ordering. Soon enough, they’ll be confident behind the wheel, and you’ll be the proud parent of a licensed driver in no time. Enjoy the ride!