How To Make Your
Teen A Better
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For teenagers, knowing how to operate a vehicle is an important skill and you as a
parent should play an active role in this endeavor. Young drivers have a crash risk
that is much higher than any other age group. Hence, it would be a good idea if you
enroll him in a Newcastle driving school offering classroom lessons and on-road
training. Driving tuition can help your child become a safer driver. However, apart
from signing your child up for driving lessons Newcastle, you should also do on-
road training with him in between sessions or prior to starting his formal driving
lessons. In the following paragraphs are some things to keep in mind when
supervising your teen’s on-road practice.
When training your child on how to drive, you should assume a “practice-ready”
mindset, meaning, you should be well-rested, prepared, and have adequate time.
You should have patience and understanding too. Your child is already tense as it
is, so you should try to stay calm and have a calming demeanor about you as well.
During your first sessions, take him to a quiet location where streets are not too
crowded or narrow. While there is no denying that learning how to drive during
bad weather is an essential skill to develop, you should first allow your child to
master driving in good weather.
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As he becomes more adept, gradually introduce him to other road, traffic, and
weather conditions. You should also teach him how to drive at night, provided, that
he is already good in driving during the day. Given that your car is not like a
training car with dual wheels, you should sit in a position which allows you to
promptly take over the steering wheel or step on the brake if accidents arise. Insist
that your child fasten his or her seat belt, too. When you’re giving directions to
your child while driving, do it in a clear and calm manner well in advance so that
he or she will have enough time to follow them. Also, keep in mind that you
should tell your son or daughter where you want something performed, before
telling him what you want him to perform.
For example, you must say “At the next intersection,
turn left. If you say, “Turn right at the corner” your
teen is likely to react to your instructions before you
can complete it. Also, you should respond to his
questions with “correct” instead of “right” because
the latter can be confused as a direction of where he
Furthermore, you must not simply say “stop” because this can catch your already-
tense teen off-guard. Instead, you should tell him to “Bring the vehicle to a stop.”
Still, the most effective way to teach your teen how to be a better driver is for you
to be a role model. You should obey all traffic rules and be a courteous driver.
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